Last week Chris and I spent some time in Idaho with our family, but we also made a pit stop to see some dear friends in Rexburg, Idaho and finish the nursery school we started. You may remember that with this mood board we were going to set up a peel and stick mural wallpaper from our new Pottery Barn Kids collection. I am very excited to show you how we did it. PS This is a photo from our PBK photo shoot, stay tuned for the final nursery reveal coming soon.
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This quirky and easy to apply wallpaper Adds a woodland feel to your nursery, nursery, or anywhere else you see fit. The removable backing not only satisfies professional installers, but is also very DIY-friendly, not to mention budget-friendly. The entire mural he comes in a pack of six panels for the price of $169, which is almost unheard of in the wallpaper world let alone mural wallpaper. Each panel is 9 feet tall and 1.5 feet wide, perfect for mounting on walls 9 feet or less. However, if the wall happens to be beyond it, no problem. In our little Freddy’s nursery, we added picture frame molding around the mural. Here’s how:
materials and tools
Instructions for applying to walls larger than the mural itself.
1. Mark the placement of the mural on the wall.
Measure the wall and determine the center point. Start with panel 3, level with the midline, and work your way up. Alternatively, you can find the total width of the wall, subtract 9 feet (the total width of the mural), and divide the remaining number by 2. This will be how many inches away from the left wall where panel 1 starts.
Next, determine how much space you need above and below the mural (equal to or less than the extra space on the left and right) and measure the distance from the ceiling or crown molding. Mark the ends of where you want the mural to be placed, chalk line from one to another. This will guide you to the top of the mural.
2. Suspend the first panel
Now comes the fun part.Whether you start with panel 3 (starting in the center and working outwards) or panel 1 (left to right), remove the top 8 inches of backing paper and apply the top of the mural. chalk line. Apply slowly from top to bottom using a soft straight blade. squeegee vinyl tool This is to flatten the air bubbles. Chris used a cardboard children’s book. Anything that gets the job done!
As you work your way down, remove more of the backing paper and use a vinyl tool to smooth out the panel. If there are bubbles or wrinkles, grab the panel on both sides and gently pull it away from the wall until the bubbled area is freed, then reapply, starting in the center and scraping outwards with a vinyl tool.
3. Hang the remaining panels.
Select the next panel and align it with the first panel. The vinyl will stretch a little to help align, but overstretching will prevent it from aligning properly. If you notice that the gap between the panels is getting wider and wider as you go down, carefully peel the mural from the wall from the bottom up, adjust the top and slowly reapply it down. Additional hands may be required at this time to hold the mural away from the wall to prevent it from sticking low and creating wrinkles or air bubbles.
4. Trim the edges
Once all panels are hung, measure the bottom trim line and mark it so that the distance from the floor/baseboard is the same distance from the ceiling/crown as the top line.use razor blade knife And a straight edge to trim along this line. Use a razor blade to also trim the white from the top of the panel along the ceiling. Peel off the trimmed part.
Note: If the wall you add the mural to has electrical outlets or switches, remove the cover plate before applying the mural. After pasting the mural and reaching the outlet, razor blade knife Cut around the outlet/switch. The remaining trim from the bottom of the mural can also be applied to outlet/switch covers to blend in with the mural.
5. Add trim
The trim was painted to avoid the need to tape off the mural prior to applying the trim and to avoid the risk of paint sticking. We chose this trim that we found at our local hardware store, but you can really use whatever you like.
One thing to keep in mind when installing the trim is to keep the placement of the trim as parallel as possible to the walls, floor and ceiling. The trim doesn’t necessarily have to follow the edges of the mural, but it should line up with the walls because most ceilings and walls feel visually aligned even when they aren’t perpendicular to each other.
Add a thin line at the end. glue Fold back, hold the trim in place, pin nailer. Repeat on all four sides, noting the direction of the mitered edges and aligning them. A little touch up caulk and paint if needed and you’re done.
I would love to see how you use this mural Be sure to tag us on Instagram with the hashtag #cljxpbk!