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:
Its okay but somehow felt lacking.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
As a treat for my readers Photowall has create 20% off code to share with YOU when you place your order!… go scope out their papers OR CHECK THIS OUT – you can use a photo that you’ve taken and have it turned into a mural… All you have to do is use code FeatheringMyNestCampaign201
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!