Here is a project we did for our oldest son.
He is my little George Bailey. He dreams about seeing the world and loves history. He loves to build and design things. Any free time he gets he is drawing up blueprints for his next project and asking me to help him get materials. A future architect? He is also 9 years old and shares a bedroom with his 3-year-old brother. We have gotten to the point where we needed to transition his part of their room into a young man’s room. What better way than with some map art.
For this project I used:
Urban Walls world map wall decal in gray
a board from Lowe’s for $7– I just had them cut it to the size I wanted
6 wall screws
This is such an easy project. You just place your wall decal on the board and start transferring it over. If you have never used a wall decal before it is really easy. You just need to make sure that it is centered and level. I had my husband help me place it since it was quite large. A good tip: GO SLOW. Once you peel away the paper back and are ready to place the sticky side down start at one corner. Before you press down make sure there are not any folds or bubbles. I took extra time using the side of a credit card to rub the transfer on–especially around the detailed parts.
You could do this directly on the wall, but I wanted the unfinished wood look. I originally was going to try my hand at painting this, but I was lucky enough to win a gift certificate to Urban Walls on Sarah’s blog Lacquer & Linen. It was such great timing too, because I was just about to run to the store and buy the paint.
I am super excited about how much time this saved me! Now my dreamer has something that is more “him” in his shared room.