Remember the wall mural I was working on that I showed you a few months back? I had been working on transforming my hallway into a magical forest, using only Sharpie markers. Well it's finally complete and I'm so excited to show you the finished results
Here we go...
The original inspiration can be found from this post from Katie's Pencil Box that I stumbled upon through Apartment Therapy. Here are some close up shots of the details.
I probably used about a dozen Sharpie pens. My walls are textured which I think made drawing the trees easier. I drew them freehand and each tree took about 45 minutes.
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I was originally going to replace the ugly gold doorknobs but when I realized how expensive doorknobs can be I ended up just spray painting them black.
I like those old Alice in Wonderland type doorknob plates but unfortunately those are pretty expensive too. I drew a stencil and used a sharpie again to draw the frame and keyhole around the knob.
The original light fixture was an old ugly white glass globe. I thought a bright chandelier would look much better. I found this white chandelier that I decided to paint:
I used a bottle of craft paint for the dollar store and took off the ugly foam glitter flowers and added some glass cabs instead. They were also from the dollar store.
The whole thing took several months. I had no idea it would be so much work when I started but I am really pleased with the results.
How do you think it turned out?
Amazing, and what a fantastic job you have done .... sooooo creative. Love it.
It looks absolutely amazing!
SO beautiful! And fun! I love the color of the chandelier.
I love your trees!
This is a totally amazing transformation. There is nothing I love more that seeing someone who can see something for what it can be and not what it is. Bravo! You rocked it!
This is wonderful, what a great reveal.
Looks amazing! Your dedication is inspiring 🙂
This is an astonishing project! Magical!
Oh my goodness, that is fabulous! Amazing what a few sharpies and a LOAD OF TALENT can accomplish!
WOW!! Amazing!! You are so talented!
Stunning work all round!
WOW!!! I'm just in awe! I hope you are proud of yourself for accomplishing such a spectacular work of art. The chandelier and doorknobs are perfect! Wow!!!
Wow, that is an amazing change!
Paige (Final Clothes-Out) says
This turned out GORGEOUS. Pinning you right now.
1 Busy Mom says
Wow, that's amazing! I wish I was that talented! My favorite by far are the doorknobs. How classy and all it too was spray paint, a stencil, and a sharpie. Fantastic job!
Sweet Fix @ Maria Corcuera says
WOW!!! really amazed!!!! I really love it!!!
I love it! That is an amazing result, and must have taken an crazy amount of dedication.
This is amazing! What a fantastic transformation and the addition of the blue chandelier takes the cake. Way to go. You must be thrilled with the results.