A great big mess of string on our wall
February 26, 2012Posted by on
Sorry it took me forever to make this post, but I kept forgetting to take a picture of it in the daytime with all the great light. And now that I have a picture of the final product, it sucks. Oh well!
So we started by painting the huge wall in our living room. It was a nice shade of purple, but we both thought green would not only be amazing but also super beautiful. We chose Behr’s Hidden Meadow, which is a nice shade of bright green. Doesn’t that red cupcake lantern look amazing next to the green? (I ought to do a post on that lantern, shouldn’t I?)
It was at this point that I realized the project was going to be a lot easier than I anticipated. Time consuming, yes, but super easy. There’s no rhyme or reason for how you wind these around, which makes things a lot more fun.
I used nearly 600 of these for the full project. At $1.00 per 100, that’s still a steal.
I used paint tape to map out the general direction of where I wanted things to go and just kind of winged it (wang it?) from there. I should’ve sketched things out, though, because I think I would’ve been a little more satisfied with the final project if I’d done the branches differently.
My lovely assistant for most of the tree-building.
It was at this point when Marshall and I decided we wanted it to be more full and have another layer of pink in a lighter shade. I waffle between whether I should’ve stopped here or not.
I might still add some more of the light pink but not for at least a few weeks so I can decide for sure what I want.
This is my favorite part! It was kind of an impulse buy but it’s so cute I can’t stand it.
I also got tiny clothespins and I’m (we’re) considering using them to hang some pictures to the string. I like it but Marshall doesn’t seem sold. We’ll come to a decision soon, I’m sure!
If you want to do this yourself, I followed this tutorial, though it’s pretty self explanatory. I tried to go onto the ceiling in one place but gravity is a fickle monster and I couldn’t get it to cooperate very well. Maybe you’d have better luck with it and if you do, please let me know your secrets!