Those who know me well, know that I am not a fan of the wall decal at all! I guess I always thought that they looked tacky, but over the years they have improved and the designs have become more unique and less standardised. The quality of the substrate also makes a huge difference. I guess I’ve also never been a fan, as the Mister can paint, and he has always been able to create the exact colours, pattern and mood we are after.
Once we took down a hanging mobile over M’s cot (once she could sit up and reach and then stand) the wall above her cot felt bare…I came across these gorgeous patterned cloud and raindrop wall stickers on Tinyme, even when I mentioned them to him, he asked why wouldn’t I draw something similar (inspired by of course), make stencils and paint it on the wall myself…. I considered this, but then at $30 for this set it was a steal, and I know the great quality they produce over there at Tinyme, and each cloud and drop actually is actually patterned not solid colour. So I ordered them online too easy!
They didn’t take me long at all (it took me longer to get the clouds straight as I was so terrible at lining them up ahaha – but have no fear, it was so easy to just peel off and re stick – no peeling on the paint and no tearing of the sticker). I transformed that blank wall into something wonderful! It was perfect timing for the wet weather in Sydney this week, keeping Lil M’s room bright and fun even on a grey day.
The mister did have concerns though, that he felt sorry for Lil M that she would now need to sleep with an umbrella to keep the raindrops off……..