Today my home craft is about wall murals.
Here is the painted one along the stairway to our basement.
My husband replaced all of the stairs
right away because they looked like they might have been from the original building date of 1850.
The cracks and sway of them made me fearful every time I went up or down them.
The walls were thick with so many layers of wallpaper, as I tried to remove them, the plaster of the wall looked like it might come off with them.
It was either a job of total renovation, or some other means of covering the bumpy, uneven walls would be needed.
Since my husband had to leave two months after we bought our farm with his military reserve unit to spend 9 months in Iraq,
and I am not good with either a sledge hammer or hanging new walls,
I thought I would patch the holes that were there
and paint a mural for his birthday present.
I worked on it in hourly increments.
It gave me something to do for him and a great way to spend praying for him.
The ceiling at the base of the stairway was not completely closed in and had electrical conduit running at the seam, so I decided to paint a tree trunk here and add the artificial greenery to hide them.
Painting the mural took time, but it was not as hard as I expected.
If it is broken down into sections, it is a fun and manageable art piece for the home.
I will explain the steps of painting a mural as well as show some ideas.
To see the instructions for mural painting, click >HERE<.
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