Thursday, April 28, 2011
It's a Bird, it's a plane, it's a....Branch?
Do you remember this picture I teased you with two weeks ago? Do you remember how we brought it home from a walk and I had big plans for it? Well, it has undergone quite the transformation over the past two weeks!
First we spray painted it a lovely spring green color.
Then we felt as though some branches would look better if they were moved. So, we took out the saw and some super duper glue and replaced a couple branches that just weren't living up to their full potential.
The bright spring green color looked beautiful in the day time. Our living room is naturally very dark and that pop of bright helped lighten up the dark television corner (remember my hatred for Ursula, our television console?) At night, though, that paint had a whole different personality. A glow-in-the-dark personality. It reminded me of the stars I had scattered around my ceiling as a teenager and I just couldn't stand it. So, we repainted a darker hunter green.
This hunter green was lovely and definitely less glowing...however I missed that pop of fun.
During the branch brainstorm, I had envisioned decorating the tree with tiny lights and red berries during Christmas, buds during the spring...so in order to help the hunter green color out a little, I made some origami leaves in bright, cheerful colors to adorn the branch.
It's just the pop I was looking for!
This branch is definitely outside my husband and I's comfort zone. We lean towards impressionism and landscapes when it comes to art and the branch seems as though it has a hint of modern flair. We love it though! What do you think? Is a painted branch perfect for bringing nature into your home and personalizing it or is it too bold and weird for you?