So let’s take a look and I’ll share with you via photos its progression!
Bold Boho Cactus Wall Mural
Our family is growing! We are expecting a new little granddaughter in May….and we couldn’t be more excited! While the room is not ready for sharing just yet….the bold boho cactus wall mural is!!
I drew each cactus onto the wall using a sharpie marker. I did not use a projector or a pattern or a pencil….lol! I just went full free form and it was so simple this way!
I always say…don’t make it harder than it needs to be!
I began by filling in each cactus leaf with the darker colors first…and layering to the lightest of colors last. I used Dixie Belle Chalk Paints…as you know they are my go-to for all DIY painting projects. They are NOT just for furniture painting!
I filled in about 50% of the majority of the leaves with this combo as you can see above.
My son and daughter-in-law pre-painted the room in this lovely shade of lavender to serve as a soft backdrop for the cacti (so weird to use the word cacti….LOL).
I then returned to each of those same leaves and added the greens. I used a light pale green first….and then very freely swiped on a bit of bold green and finally turquoise.
To see exactly which colors I used, check out my blog (linked below)!
Every unpainted leaf….the other 50% that I didn't blend with the colors above….I filled in completely with the lightest green.
You can see my little helper, Kinsey, above. She watched me paint all day….and just before bed she asked to help! So I let her help me paint a few of the remaining unpainted cactus leaves. Isn’t she precious???
You can see in the picture above…that I highlighted each light green leaf with a magenta and a bit of white.
And lastly….I added these cactus blossoms randomly throughout the design. I filled in the tiny unopened blossom with the magenta color and then colored in the actual blossom with two pinks. I shadowed the base of the blossom with amethyst.
I couldn’t be happier with the final bold boho cactus wall mural!! And what is most important….is that my son and daughter-in-law (Blake and Elyse) love it as much as I do!!!
And now the room is prepped and ready to finish for my sweet new grand baby.
Take a look at the my full blog post (link below) for more photos a detailed list of the specific Dixie Belle paint colors used!
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