If you’ve been watching my recent stories and posts on Facebook you know I’ve been tackling our photo collection and trying to get some order in the chaos!! Which means I’ve had a real trip down memory lane too!
From photos of when we were dating, to our engagement and our wedding. To having the kids and seeing then grow up .. AND of course .. our home. From when we first moved in to where we are now. With a thousands different styles and “looks” in between 🙂 With some to be shared .. and some definitely to be hidden!! 🙂
Which is when I came across these mural pics of the rooms we did for our children when they were little.
Trust me, there’s a point to me sharing these! I want to show you that even with limited (or no!!) craft or painting skills, you can totally do this yourself. I promise .. with one very simple trick!! Bear with me ..
kids’ rooms mural
First off .. Peter Rabbit. This was our baby room for both Sam and Danny at the time. We kept the decorations fairly gender neutral as we didn’t know whether it was going to be a boy or a girl. Turns out we were blessed with one of each! I can’t actually believe this is over 20 years ago! (So excuse the quality of the photos .. we’re talking WELL before digital!!)
This was the other side of the nursery
When Danny was born, about a year and half after Sam, she got moved into the larger room. Of course, we had to customise this to a new theme.
And so Winnie the Pooh moved into our home too!! With his buddies of course!
Both Rob and myself spent some time, (kids on hips!! 🙂 ) colouring in some of the designs. Much to the excitement of Sam at the time!
Turns out Danny was a little bit less impressed!! 😉
And finally, when Sam was a bit older Winnie was evicted and we made room for two of her favourite Disney princesses to move in!!
We did have some other themes in between .. Barney the dinosaur made an appearance. And I recall some clowns.
I am sure I will come across some photos to share and as and when I will upload those too! But you get the idea!! Because it is only paint, it is soooo easy to update any theme!
how we did it!
So, my point of this post is .. you can do this yourself!! With any theme you want .. OK, on the surface of it, you may think that doing a mural like this is super-complicated.
I’ll let you in to a little secret .. we used this very simple trick .. You know, in case you want to create one for your (grand) children!
And here it is .. shhh!!
That’s right, we used this projector to trace an image onto the wall. After you’ve done that, it’s pretty much a case of colouring it in with paint! Like a massive colouring page.
Obviously I don’t have progress pictures of how we did it, as this was about 20 years ago. And WELL before I thought I’d ever be sharing this! BUT, it kinda speaks for itself.
Get a picture you like, pop it under the projector, trace it onto the wall. BOOM!! Instant mural, all ready to be painted 🙂
And here’s the Winnie the Pooh picture after we’d finished colouring it in. Just with normal acrylic paint.
Here’s another shot of Rob painting. Look closely at the background – see the pencil tracings?
So, now you know .. Even without any craft or painting experience, this is totally something you can try yourself.
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