Whimsical Branch Wall Art

This is my first post on Chloe’s room.
Poor girl,… she has been moved into 3 different rooms during the 5 years we’ve lived here. When my sister moved out, almost two years ago, (and I was just about to have #5) we moved Chloe into my sister’s old room in the basement.
Chloe adores my sister and wanted to keep the room the in the same color scheme, which was brown and green, so she’s lived with whatever decorations and bedding were left for the past two years. The room is tucked away, and has been out of site, out of mind….totally neglected (as far as design is concerned) for the past two years.
Time for a makeover!
I needed some wall art for above the bed. I wanted something gold. I still had some Curly Willow Branches from my neighbor and I found these sunburst mirrors and frames (before I knew they were cool) at a yard sale.  I wanted something whimsical and glittery for the wall art.
Here is my husband finding a stud to screw the branch into.
We drilled a hole through the branch, where the screws would go.
We used LONG screws to attach it. I believe they were three inches. We attached the branches to studs in 4 places.
Then I secured the mirrors (some of them were frames and I used the stands to help nail and secure them to the branches). Would NOT want these falling!
 I also taped up some glittery stars from a $1 bag at Michael’s, and I glued little stars on too (you can barely see them in the picture). They were from Christmas star garland….wish I would have had some old-school gold teacher stars around.
I had to buy mirrors for some of the sunbursts. I purchased the round mirrors at Craft Warehouse.
Just what the room needed. Sparkle, whimsy, stars, gold
and,… it cost me under $10!
Can’t wait to show you the rest of the room!
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  1. I really love this!! Beautifully done!

  2. ABSOLUTELY adorable!!! i have plans on something similar for my daughter’s room… love your blog, just became a follower 🙂

  3. How creative! I love love love this! Pinning it now!

  4. Anonymous says:

    This looks gorgeous – I would love to see a shot of the entire wall, including the bed/headboard.
    Awesome! Sandi

  5. Katie that branch is very cool! And the mirrors…what a score! I love that you did it on the cheap too! Now I’ll be on the lookout for cool branches every time I walk in my woods!

  6. VERY cute and I can’t wait to see the rest of the room- xxo Diana

  7. Wow that is gorgeous! I love how glamorous it turned out to be, great job!

  8. Love this idea! Just became a follower of your blog. 🙂


  9. This is more than whimsical, it is almost magical. I love it! What a wonderful piece of original art!

  10. OMG I love this. It’s beautiful. Those curly willow branches are great! I can’t wait to see the rest of the room. 😀

  11. VERY cool! You always have the most creative ideas. Thanks so much!

  12. Uniquely beautiful idea! Great color scheme, too. Btw, I’m hopping by from Whimsy Wednesday. 😀

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  13. Love this post, please link it up with me on Wow Us Wednesday at Family Home and Life. Liked you on facebook 🙂

  14. Now THAT is tres cool! Love it! The bullseye mirror you scored at the yard sale is the BEST! I have a feeling this kind of combination of sticks and stars is going to be showing up all OVER the place.

  15. I absolutely love this Katie. It looks so dreamy!! I had already sneaked a peek and shared it on Facebook. Gorgeous!
    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create!
    <3 Christina

  16. Wow – this looks so GORGEOUS!!! Very pretty – I’m sure she loves it.

    I’m definitely pinning this. I’m so glad you linked it up at Romance on a dime!!

  17. Very neat idea! I have branches on my wall too with flowers and butterflies. 🙂


  18. This is wonderful. very unique and beautiful idea. Loved it.

  19. This is so cool! I’m your newest follower from “Days of Chalk & Chocolate” blog hop. Please checkout my blog when you get a chance: godsgrowinggarden.blogspot.com

  20. So pretty!! …and perfectly whimsical 🙂 Thank you for sharing this at Bedazzle Me Monday!

  21. This is by far one of the coolest things I’ve seen.
    Thanks for sharing

  22. Very cute. Chloe is a lucky girl. I love the gold and the willow branches are so unique.Thanks for linking up to our Block Party, hope to see you again next Friday 🙂
    Have a great weekend,
    Tami @ Curb Alert!

  23. I love this soooo much!!! It’s beautiful!

  24. I really really love this idea! So beautiful and very creative!

    I have a Passion Parade Link Soiree happening today and I would love if you could visit and link up 🙂 Hope to see you there!


  25. That’s amazing! The whole thing is just gorgeous and I love it! I’d be thrilled if you would link this up at my current link party so everyone can be inspired! http://practicallyfunctional.net/2012/06/the-fun-in-functional-link-party-4/

  26. OK this may be one of my favorite projects of yours ever. I have a thing for sunburst mirrors and the branches just set them off perfectly.

  27. Thanks for linking up to last week’s Tuesday Confessional link party! You’ve been featured so stop by and grab a brag button!
    ~Macy @ Crafty Confessions

  28. Awesome, it looks so pretty! I’m featuring this on tonight’s link party! Thanks for linking up!


  29. Just wanted to let you know I featured this as part of my link party wrap up today. Please feel free to grab a featured button from my side bar if you like!

  30. Great way to bring nature inside and your hubby is such a doll to help implement your ideas! Thanks for linking up!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  31. This is so charming. Just love it.

  32. You are SO TALENTED! That is gorgeous! I’m so glad hubby is there to give you a hand now too. I got some of those teacher gold stars at the Dollar General. They always have them if you still want some. Or I could send you some if you can’t find them. Just email me your address. They come in a package with all different colored ones. I love the curly willow too! And the sunbursts and star mirrors? So pretty.

  33. Love this, Katie! It’s so pretty and unique. (You can never go wrong with sunburst mirrors, gold and glitter!)

  34. Hi, I love your wall art. I really want to make something similar but am concerned about the branch’s longevity. I believe you used Willow? Is that the best choice? Did you prep the wood before use? If I’m going to make something-I want it to last!
    Thank you!

    • Thanks Amy I didn’t do anything to the wood besides hang it so its pretty simple a branch that big seems to hold up pretty well


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