Magic Marker Forest: Project Completed

Remember the wall mural I was working on that I showed you a few months back? I had been working on transforming my hallway into a magical forest, using only Sharpie markers. Well it’s finally complete and I’m so excited to show you the finished results

Here we go…

The original inspiration can be found from this post from Katie’s Pencil Box that I stumbled upon through Apartment Therapy. Here are some close up shots of the details.

Β I probably used about a dozen Sharpie pens. My walls are textured which I think made drawing the trees easier. I drew them freehand and each tree took about 45 minutes.

I was originally going to replace the ugly gold doorknobs but when I realized how expensive doorknobs can be I ended up just spray painting them black.



I like those old Alice in Wonderland type doorknob plates but unfortunately those are pretty expensive too. I drew a stencil and used a sharpie again to draw the frame and keyhole around the knob.

The original light fixture was an old ugly white glass globe. I thought a bright chandelier would look much better. I found this white chandelier that I decided to paint:


I used a bottle of craft paint for the dollar store and took off the ugly foam glitter flowers and added some glass cabs instead. They were also from the dollar store.

The whole thing took several months. I had no idea it would be so much work when I started but I am really pleased with the results.
How do you think it turned out?

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26 Responses to Magic Marker Forest: Project Completed

  1. Mamma says:

    LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  2. Loulou says:

    This is amazing! What a fantastic transformation and the addition of the blue chandelier takes the cake. Way to go. You must be thrilled with the results.

    Loulou Downtown


  3. Melissa says:

    I love it! That is an amazing result, and must have taken an crazy amount of dedication.


  4. WOW!!! really amazed!!!! I really love it!!!


  5. Duni says:

    WOW!! Amazing!! You are so talented!


  6. Lostlemonade says:

    Oh my goodness, that is fabulous! Amazing what a few sharpies and a LOAD OF TALENT can accomplish!


  7. 1 Busy Mom says:

    Wow, that's amazing! I wish I was that talented! My favorite by far are the doorknobs. How classy and all it too was spray paint, a stencil, and a sharpie. Fantastic job!


  8. This turned out GORGEOUS. Pinning you right now.


  9. AsteropeBC says:

    Wow, that is an amazing change!


  10. Annette says:

    WOW!!! I'm just in awe! I hope you are proud of yourself for accomplishing such a spectacular work of art. The chandelier and doorknobs are perfect! Wow!!!


  11. sydthewyd says:

    Looks amazing! Your dedication is inspiring πŸ™‚


  12. Shannon says:

    This is an astonishing project! Magical!


  13. foodfeud says:

    SO beautiful! And fun! I love the color of the chandelier.


  14. ElfRenee says:

    It looks absolutely amazing!


  15. This is wonderful, what a great reveal.


  16. Kathy says:

    This is a totally amazing transformation. There is nothing I love more that seeing someone who can see something for what it can be and not what it is. Bravo! You rocked it!


  17. It's fabulous!
    I love your trees!


  18. Lotti says:

    Amazing, and what a fantastic job you have done …. sooooo creative. Love it.


  19. This is SO cool! I love the hand-drawn door knob plates with the trees…a perfect match! And that chandelier is so fun!


  20. WOW! I am in awe!! πŸ™‚

    I was proud of myself when I traced and coloured in “The Loo” in script on the bathroom door (He! He! πŸ™‚

    Congrats! πŸ™‚ T.


  21. Joka says:

    love the blue crack here!
    good job πŸ™‚


  22. weird amiga says:

    So great, from the trees to the contrasting door knob + door plate!
    I'm full of inspiration and looking forward to drawing on my studio's walls…


  23. My name is Elena Sullivan and I am currently curating a collection of Sharpie projects for Looksisquare(dot)com. I don't know if you're familiar with Looksi but it's a lot like CraftGawker: they display a thumbnail image from your blog along with a short description and a link. Typically you would submit your own images (like you do on CraftGawker) but they also have curators (like myself) who do theme-based round ups. I'd like to include your Sharpie'd walls if you're okay with that. The collection goes up on Friday (8/2). If you would prefer that I don't include them please let me know.


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