A couple years ago now, my boyfriend and I painted his bedroom. It had been an awful very pale pink and had lots of scuff marks and little holes. We did everything entirely ourselves (we were so proud!) and painted the walls a beautiful sage green. It's so calming and did so much to make the room look finished and polished. Ever since then, I have been promising him a painting to hang on one of the walls. I attempted the painting twice, giving up both times and painting over everything with white... Finally, about a week ago, I was struck by inspiration! I had been thinking about painting a silhouette of a tree or plants, something like you might see at Urban Oufitters, with just the 2 colors. But then I realized that tree branches would be the perfect thing. My bf's room has a whole wall with windows on the upper half, looking out into trees. I thought I would continue that look with the painting that would be on the adjacent wall.
When we painted the room, I saved a jar of the paint to use in whatever painting I made. I used this color for the branches in the painting and made the background a very light beige.
Originally, when I was drawing everything out, I had the painting flipped over and liked how that looked. But once I got painting and turned it around the opposite way, I realized I liked it much better this way! I'm pretty sure that's how he's going to hang it in the room, too.
So, finally, after 2? years... Mission accomplished!!