Your baby is on its way and you don’t know how to paint baby room wall? You don’t have the skills or experience? Don’t worry, neither did I, but still managed to make wonderful creations on my kid’s room walls.
In this article, you will find a way to paint mountains on the wall and create a brick wall-like effect to brighten up your baby’s room.
I am no artist, and if I did it, so will you. On the other hand, I am good at math and doing amazing designs using calculations… While I was pregnant with my firstborn I constantly had the desire to draw something on the wall of her room.
Didn’t want to put stickers or wallpapers… I wanted my hands to do something for my princess on the way. They say new mums-to-be nest, well this was one of my nesting phases.
This blog is an encouragement to all parents that you can do it on your own. And the feeling when the job is done…. Oh, priceless!
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NESTING TIME – How to Paint Baby Crib
When I was 6 months pregnant my hormones peaked or whatever…. One weekend I was alone at home, while my partner went to a soccer game in Italy. So I gave myself some work. I took my old crib… it had around 35 years, and it was in really good shape. Buuuut, I didn’t like the color brown, and it needed some refreshment. Or, as we are not really sane while pregnant, I just had to do something with it… haha …
- I took some fine-grade sandpaper and sanded just a little to get the first layer off
- I painted the crib with water-based paint that is non-toxic and safe for babies
- If the crib was brown like mine, and you want it to be white, you will need an extra layer, or two
It turned out amazing. Not just beautiful, but full of memories, and love. Just knowing that I did it with my own hands made it priceless.
How to Paint Baby Room Wall
#1 Geometric Abstract Wall Art – How to Paint Mountains on Nursery Wall
You really don’t need to be an expert to paint Mountains on a nursery wall. Here is my experience, tutorial, and story behind it
Time was passing by and I still had no idea what to draw on a wall. I googled and googled DIY painting kids’ nursery ideas… and then it hit me! I don’t really need to be Picasso to make the greatest wall ever! I need my hands, a ruler, crepe protective tapes, and some math.
Soooo… 3 weeks before I gave birth I gave myself a lot of work. Found what I liked…
It was a geometric abstract wall art – a photo of mountains and the sun…There are a lot of mountain wall painting ideas online. Find the one that triggers your emotions. Maybe you will like ours the most 😉
How to paint mountains on the wall with tape?
- First, I just measured between lines did diagonal lines, and drew the mountains. Then the other side…. And then vertical… As you can see in the pic, I got lots of triangles…
- For the sun I just took 2 pencils and connected them with a thread. One pen was in the center of the sun and with the other made a circle and drew a beautiful sun.
- Then the fun part… painting. Paint every triangle in the color you desire. I read somewhere that different colors in a room are good for babies, so I went for it.
How to paint walls properly – prep is the most important phase
The most important thing was to prep and cover carefully all the parts you didn’t want to mess up. Crep tape and plastic are a must-have with this work.
My late grandfather whom I loved so much and miss every single day taught me a lot about paintwork and carpentry and how it’s all done.
Move the furniture so nothing is in the way or cover it if it stays too close. So, those are the rules that I stick with… They are sacred to me.
Once you are done with the painting you just take the tape and plastic off, and voila, everything is clean and finished.
I am one of those when I start something, just can’t stop. Being pregnant, the work was not easy, my legs were killing me, and my belly felt like it`s gonna burst, lol… but I enjoyed watching how it became a masterpiece. So, if you are wondering if can you paint walls while pregnant? Hell, yeah!
And see how it turned out… looks nice for someone who is no artist!
I was proud of myself… the crib and the wall.. did it all for my girl, with my two hands… Ok, ok, Dad gave a hand with painting and fulfilled every little demand I had. No wallpaper, no sticker, no money, or a famous decorator could induce the emotions this work did. This is a great nursery decorating idea on a budget, right?
A COUPLE OF YEARS FAST FORWARD….
Now we have 2 girls. They are 5 and 2 years old. One day we decided to switch rooms and give them a bigger one… Let’s face it, what are we gonna need for a bigger bedroom… just to sleep?? And they will be 2 girls spending a lot of time in their room… so Why not?
Their wall needed to be painted… again…
#2 Paint With Tape Ideas – Paint Wall Like Bricks
We decided to go for a brick wall-like painting, in pink of course. It seems impossible to do… But yet again: a crepe tape, some math, lathers, plastic, and a template… and this drawing on a wall will be done perfectly. It’s a great idea for girls to share room walls.
How to paint walls like bricks:
- Make a template for the size of a brick you prefer. As you can see, my template is all scribbled, thanks to my girls… But you get the hang of it and how I used it.
- If you have uneven walls as we do, take LEVEL and make the first line up the sealing.
- Make a template of your brick and mark with a pencil where 7 cm is every meter or so. I decided the bricks would be 7 cm, but you can play with them and make your own measurements.
- And then make lines with the tape. For vertical lines, my template was marked with different sizes. Even my 5 yo girl did vertical lines with the tape… So…. So can you.
- To make it more interesting I had it going a bit on the next wall. It really did a great finish touch. The hardest part is making the grid lines… I didn’t sleep for three days because of the pain in my hands and fingers. Oh, but isn’t that the sweet pain when doing something valuable? We all painted, the girls, mum, and dad. The painting was over within 2 hours, but doing lines for 3 days.
The best part for the big and the little ones is taking off the tape…
Check this video and my girl… She waited for this moment for days:
OH, what thrilling it was. To see what artwork is hidden while pealing it off… the kid’s laughter and screaming of joy while doing it…It just makes the job even easier and worthwhile. There are a lot of versions… You can make some bricks in different colors… they can be all the same sizes, or different, like mine… it’s all about how you want it.
This is our milestone of faux brick wall painting, and how it turned out! Like it?!
So now they have a big room… But still, they sleep in a small room with their mum as you can see in the pic below haha… It just fits us still. Even the crib is there, but no one ever slept in it. It just keeps the baby from falling down. Who wants to sleep in a crib while Mum’s head is close by :-). As hard as it gets some nights, I still, never ever would I change them.
So, ladies… I hope I gave you some courage and a bit of wind in the back. As my Bella would say:˝Come on, it’s gonna be a real adventure!˝. And trust me… it’s such a good feeling when you are done.
You can do it all together… The kids can help… or make it harder (most likely 🙂 ), but it will be a memory they will always treasure and probably pass on to their children. Like I remember my grandfather with so much love whenever I do something like this… They will be with their kids.
Sometimes it’s not all about how it looks, but how it feels. I feel my love for the baby in my belly every time I see the wall and the crib… I see little pink hands and hair, their smile… whenever I see those bricks. Nothing can replace that. Just look at those faces shining with happiness.
Hope I gave you a good idea of how to paint baby room wall. Have fun!
As Master Yoda would say: Do or do not, there is no try!
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