Wanderlust-y Walls: Painting a Desert Studio Mural

Updated: Jan 4

Having my own studio space is truly a dream come true! Since starting MCreativeJ, I have run this small business out of a tiny one bedroom apartment. And if I'm being honest, I outgrew that space a long time ago. From creating in half of our lil living room, to storing products in a storage closet, to having a bedside table overflowing with projects--I was having to get real creative on how to store products and produce work.

A few weeks ago we closed on our first house and were able to move in! And ever since then, I've been busy turning one of our bedrooms into my studio space. I am extremely thankful my husband made it a priority for me to have my own studio space when we were house hunting, and have been reveling in all the room we now have.

Plus, I have big plans for this new studio space. One of those things being a desert wall mural!

When imagining possibilities for our new house and how I could make it my own, I of course, turned to the trendy image search engine: Pinterest. A few of the many things that caught my eye were painted wall arches and murals. While I haven't painted anything in quite some time, I still felt like this was a project I could do on my own with a minimal downside. I mean, if it turned out terribly, I'd tell now one and repaint the walls, right?! Haha.

So on one of my many trips to Lowes, I stopped by the paint section, picked out a few colors, and had some sample paints mixed. Not knowing how much paint I was going to need for this project, I figured I