Fast Fix: Kids Rooms

Kids' Photo Wall Mural

Turn a cherished photograph into a uniquely personal wall mural fit for a kids' space.

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Materials Needed:

  • high-resolution favorite photo
  • wallpaper paste
  • wallpaper primer
  • roller handle
  • roller cover
  • paint pan
  • pan liner
  • utility knife
  • bucket of warm, soapy water
  • sponge
  • spackle and putty knife
  • medium-grit sanding block
  • notepad and pencil
  • level
  • wallpaper-smoothing tool

Select Photograph

Choose an image with people or objects that are easily recognizable from far away. Graphic shapes work best. Tip: Black-and-white images are a great choice because they'll work with any color scheme.

Have Image Printed

Drop image off at a local digital printing house; request that image be printed onto UV-resistant vinyl.

Prep Wall

Create a smooth wall surface by filling any nail or screw holes with spackle using a putty knife. Once dry, sand spackled areas with medium-grit sanding block. Pour wallpaper primer into pan liner, add roller cover to roller handle, dip in paint, then prime wall.

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