A while back my friend, Tracy, contacted me to ask if I could help her put a family tree on her wall.
Originally I was thinking it would be something along these lines:
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You know, this picture is on a small flat wall. Cute, minimalistic and elegant.
That type of wall is what I was imagining when I agreed to go help my friend. Complete with an oak tree, sycamore or some other hard-wood type tree.
When I got to her house, she pointed to the wall where she wanted to tree; right up her stairwell!
Gliding up the stairwell with an oak tree just would not work. So, I checked out drawings of willow trees and wind blown trees on Google images.
And came up with this drawing on paper for her space:
Then started to sketch it on the wall with a pencil.
Tracy and I debated for a while about what type of paint to use. Initially she bought brown craft paint, but she had some really great blue-green accents in her house, so we ended up with a dark teal. We also decided that using semi-gloss wall paint would be best. And it's a good thing we ended up with a pint of wall paint instead of two bottles of craft paint - because we used about half of the pint or more!
This was a really fun project! Mostly because I got to hear so many fun and interesting stories about Tracy's ancestors. Overall the project probably took about 6 hours to finish. I couldn't really time it well because we were having too much fun looking at chatting and looking at photos to decide which one could go where.
PS - The pictures are in order. Her progenitors on are the trunk and her ancestral lines climb up the stair wall.