Thursday, November 4, 2010

Chelsea's Room

I think I might have posted some photos a while back, just after we moved into our new home, of Chelsea's room. Very conveniently painted in a stunning shade of lavender with a darker purple feature wall.

I'd been searching around for something complementary, feminine, and not too babyish to decorate the feature wall with. I wanted it to be something she could grow with without being too embarrassed to have friends around when she's older.

I discovered some wall sticker designs and decided that was the way to go. After quite a few weeks of short listing designs, I ended up going with these guys from etsy - Surface Inspired.
I chose a design that started from the top of the wall and cascaded down, as I know how 'busy' Chelsea's little fingers can get when she's curious and didn't want the sticker picked off as soon as I stuck it on.

This was the stickers as they arrived. The instructions said to lay them flat for a few hours before applying. I had no surface that was safe from being trampled on by Chelsea's busy feet either - so decided they could flatten out while blue tacked to the wall.

This morning I got to work sticking them up. First the branches. I will admit I underestimated how tricky it would be - but still managed to do it! And I did it all by myself, while keeping an eye on a destructive 15month old!

Then Chels needed a sleep, so after that we cut all the flowers and birds into their individual components and started applying them. Once I got the hang of it it wasn't too bad. Just incredibly time consuming. I think the whole application probably took about 4 hours.

But how awesome does that look!!!!

...and this was the free 'tester' sticker - I think it looks pretty sweet in the entrance to the bear studio too. :)


  1. Omigosh! How WONDERFUL is that?! The wall turned out truly beautiful and absolutely stunning. I don't tend to be one for patterns on my walls (although I like it in others' houses), but I think I might just have to check out her website!
    Heaps of Hugs,

  2. The wall looks Lovely and perfect for little Chelsea!

  3. That came out beautifully, and love the mouse hole!

  4. Beautiful Emma, especially the mouse & hole.

  5. Looks so nice, wall looks like a dreams could be sweet ones in such airy room