New but old wall murals……
Wall murals were big in the ‘70’s and I was never much of a fan, but…..
I saw a rather cool idea the other day in a flea market magazine. Not everyone’s style, but fun and different, nonetheless.
PAINT BY NUMBER wall murals! This is the funnest idea for a child’s bedroom or behind the entertainment bar in the family room or theater room (if you’re lucky enough to have one of those). Inside of a closet would be cute, too. I also think having a paint-by-number wall in my garage would be a great way to get to know neighbors. They would come over just to take a peak!
The whole idea is to get that “paint by number” look. I think I would go small. You know what they say about too much of a good thing. But I really do think it would look cool as a backdrop in a family entertainment room. Also, what about that cute hidden nook-turned-playspace?
The mural can be done old school style. Projecting a paint-by-number kit on a wall and tracing the design. You just have to match the numbered colors with interior paint you can buy. Lowe’s sells very small bottles of Valspar paint for $3.00. It’s a great deal when you’re doing a small project, or a big project needing a lot of a little paint! apartmenttherapy has some great ideas. http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/before-after-curtis-robertsons-153897
Someone even had the idea to paint one of these leaving it half undone ….funny!… and what a great conversation starter. After all, who ever completed a paint-by-number painting?
TIP: You can also project a giant coloring mural and trace that on your wall. You just have to design your own paint palette. Very creative! Check those out at magicmurals.com