Kids' Mural Idea
The Inspiration, this kids' rug
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Ask your mural artist to use your rug as inspiration for the wall mural, and paint elements from it around the room in matching colours.
If you think you'd like to paint your kids' wall mural yourself, here is a guide on how to go about it.
You will need
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Replace the letters on the blocks with the letters of name of your child.
Tape off the lower part of the wall or paint it freehand for a more deliberate 'wobbly' look. Choose another colour from the rug, or a lighter tone of that colour if you prefer a paler look.
Arrange the blocks in a pleasing shape by taping the tracings onto the wall. Move them around until you are happy with the arrangement.(Or use the overhead projector).
After the paint is dry, tape back up your traced blocks onto the painted squares and draw out the block shapes.
The lower half of the wall
Alternatively, you could use a dotty wallpaper like these two on the right.
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Now you have the idea, you can use the same process for other elements in the rug which you could apply to other walls in the room. See the alternative design idea on the right.
Good luck, and if you do this design, please send me photos of it so I can include them in the website.
If you use a graphite pencil to draw the design on the wall, do it very lighty as it can show through the paint and be impossible to remove
Use tester pots of acrylic wall paint available form DIY and paint stores. They come in small quantities and are inexpensive.
You can any word processing computer program to print off the name of your child in a big bold typeface if you are not confident enough to draw out the letter shapes freehand.
The painted kid's mural
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