The room is easily large enough for both my toddler and a new baby--with room to spare. Since we are currently renting this house I was looking for ways to personalize and decorate the new room to surprise Talia and help make the transition even easier. We co-slept until she was 15 1/2 months old (until we moved into this home) and it was hard enough making the switch to her sleeping in her own room. Not to mention that after moving her toddler bed would not go back together and our solution for now has been a full size mattress on the floor.
One day my hubby took her on a little daddy-daughter date to Jamba Juice and the park for a few hours. During that time I hauled her extremely heavy and wobbly mattress into her new room along with her other things and all my sewing gear into her old one. I then spent a couple hours using my new Forest Friends Wall Sticker Kit from My wonderful Walls. The sticker kit is pretty handy because as I mentioned, we're renting and I didn't want to go through the hassle of painting, although the stickers would look better if I had done some basic landscape painting. They're fabric decals that can be removed without damaging the paint on the wall or if you need to re-position.
I wish I had taken a before photo but really it was just a blank room and this is only our first step to re-doing it. I'm hoping to post more photos along the way as we make this into the big girl and baby room I'm dreaming of.
I decided that with such a large room and not knowing the sex of our new baby yet, that I would use the kit only on select walls in the room. The kit comes with 91 different decals.. Yes, I said 91! There are trees with both leaves and flower blossoms, blades of grass, flowers, some forest animals, flying birds, an owl and buzzing little critters like bees, dragonflies and butterflies. There's even a forest road sign that has been customized with my little girl's name.
The kit was extremely easy to use and apply to the wall. I loved the variety and had a pretty good time decorating, even though it was by myself. ;)
When my little girl got home I was super excited to show her the new big girl room I had put together for her. She immediately was drawn to the new stickers and it was so adorable to see her point to each one and wait to her me tell her what they all were. Excuse the messy pig tails, or what began as pig tails, haha.
I was hoping that because I had put them all up while she was gone that she wouldn't figure out that they were stickers that could come off. Less than a week later after she had been put to bed for the night (or I thought she was sleeping anyway) I went to check on her only to find the toadstools crumpled up in the hallway. It made me pretty sad that I had spent so much time working on putting these up and she had so easily taken them off. Since then, she's managed to get off the fox, part of a tree and some blossoms from the tree. She did get into trouble and hasn't touched them since, but I think I'll be redoing it to better suit a curious toddler.
So, what do you think of my kids wall mural? My toddler loves it, and I love how easy it was to accomplish! If you don't think wall decals are quite up your alley, they also offer full-room nursery mural stencil kits to paint your own wall murals, canvas art and even the paints you need.
If you still aren't sure if you're up for using these products, take a look at this video that shows just how easy they are to use. You don't need ANY skills, I promise!! =)
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