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Nursery Update 1.0… Wallpaper Edition

March 6, 2018

When I “finished” Finely’s nursery it just didn’t feel complete… it was missing something, it was too plain… empty almost… then I found Photowall and the thing I was missing was found!… a charming illustrated style wave mural wall paper! Now this being said I’ve decided that the long shelf on the other side of the nursery needs to go and instead I want to install a couple short shelves and a small gallery of prints over Finely’s dresser… you can see that this post is called Nursery Update 1.0 so there will be more updates to come… If you haven’t seen it here is the original nursery blogpost. Here is the wall before the mural went in:

Nursery Update Photowall Mural

Its okay but somehow felt lacking.

Nursery Update Photowall Mural

Now for a product that is printed to order, in Sweden, the mural wall paper arrived lickety split!… and it arrived all in just one box! The full mural was printed on one roll!  When you order a mural from Photowall it is completely customized to the width and height that you need for YOUR home!

Nursery Update Photowall Mural

I picked up the recommended supplies that were noted on the Photowall instructions and unrolled the roll to cut the strips apart.  You can use scissors but to avoid buckling the paper I used a ruler and blade to make the cuts nice and clean.

Nursery Update Photowall Mural

My Photowall mural was mostly white so I prepared the wall by painting the whole thing white before papering… If I didn’t get all of the seams together perfectly I didn’t want grey paint peaking out between taunting me… like with any project that I tackle I’m a firm believer in making sure that everything is as prepared as well as possible. Great preparation helps to ensure that a project goes well.

Nursery Update Photowall Mural

I drew on my first line using a level to ensure that everything was going to be as square… I measured and drew this line a couple times… measure a hundred times and apply the paper once lol.  I’ve never used a wallpaper that required a separate paste to be applied to the wall… and I admin that I was a little nervous to get started, but once I did I got into a groove and worked my way across the wall. The paste that you need to stick your Photowall mural to the wall comes with your mural in powder form.  I felt that the paste was a little lumpy after I mixed it up so I busted out the whisk and gave it a good stir to remove any lumps.

Nursery Update Photowall Mural

I watched the Photowall installation video a couple times before starting… As the paper was going on I got nervous… the white started to appear splotchy and more cream in colour once it was stuck onto the wall… I reread the instructions and it said that after 24 hours the paper would return to its normal state… it took a little longer than 24 hours, I suspect because it is such a stark white, but it did return to its original colour.

Here is one more peep at  Finley’s Nursery before:

Nursery Update Photowall Mural

…and now…

Nursery Update Photowall Mural

I am so pleased with how perfectly this Photowall mural fits into Finely’s nursery!… the colouring goes with his crib so well, the white helps to brighten the space and compliments the white frames, shelves and trims in the room. I also added a large palm plant to the nursery to bring more life into the space.

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What do you think of this mural in Finely’s Nursery!? Leave me a comment below!… and tell me which of the Photowall papers you want to order for your home! I can’t wait to hear!








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  • Simone Rogers March 6, 2018 at 3:03 pm

    This looks amazing Lacey! I love the colors 🙂 …and now it makes me want to re-do Penelope’s bedroom!… Ben’s going to hate me….and maybe you too for the inspiration!! Haha!

    • Lacey Haskell March 9, 2018 at 12:33 pm

      hahaha – its never ending right!? don’t say re-do… maybe add on might sound less traumatic! hahahah good luck! I plan on removing the shelf from the other side of the room – patching/painting – installing new shelves (have to find said shelves) and installing a small gallery wall… have one print so far for that! lol

  • Rene March 7, 2018 at 5:29 pm

    hi, lacey,
    Did you use the paper the way it comes off the roll or did you turn it sideways to make the length of the paper size of the wall? And how did you or use to make the waves?

    • Lacey Haskell March 9, 2018 at 12:31 pm

      Hi Rene! Yes you use the paper as it comes off of the roll – each strip is numbered so that you don’t get them mixed up after you cut them apart! They hang vertically – the waves were printed on the paper!

  • Rene' O'Connor March 9, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    Thanks for your help my grandbabies room with the waves this is what they want. Theirs under the sea so this was very helpful. Thanks again. Rene’