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Create a Wall Mural

Create a Wall Mural

Lisa Quinn paints a wall mural in the shape of a head board above the tween's bed. See how the mural adds pizzazz and fun to the room.

Invest in a good brush for a cleaner edge. A good website to find brushes is www.purdycorp.com.

And, use quality paint. Kelly Mooore Paint, www.kellymoore.com, has a variety of paint.

Get a good paint service to paint your base coat. Varsity Painting offers painting services in California. For more information visit www.varsitypainting.com.

Painting a mural using an overhead projector:

Select the image or design that you want to use for your mural. Prepare a color copy and black and white copy of the image. Intricate images are hard to accomplish. Keep it easy--think "coloring book".

Get a projector. You can sometimes borrow them from your local library or elementary school, but they're fairly inexpensive at any art store.

Turn the projector on and project the design onto the area you plan to paint.

Place your image under the projector and adjust the projector until the image is the desired size. Make sure the projector is squarely situated in front of the wall. If it is angled, it will distort the image. In case you need to move the projector before you are finished, mark the position of the projector with masking tape.

Trace the projected image on the wall with a soft pencil or chalk.

Using the color copy of the image, purchase the paint you need for your mural. Use acrylic paints, although interior latex paints are a feasible option for large areas of color.

Paint the large areas of your mural first, using a wide, flat paintbrush. Add details and outline images with a round paintbrush. For more helpful information regarding selecting the right paints and brushes, check out our painting wall murals tips page.

After the paint is completely dry, erase all pencil or chalk marks.

Removable Wall Stickers
If you don't want to paint murals on your wall. You can decorate your kid's room with removable wall stickers. Here are some sites where you can find them:

Tween Bedroom Makeover

Other segments featured on this episode of Home with Lisa Quinn:

An Unorganized Tween's Room
An Unorganized Tweens Room
Lisa Quinn checks out a tween's room. She finds a small space with lots of problems. Can she fix it?
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Storage for a Tween's Room
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Lisa Quinn shows off different storage options for kids' rooms.
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The Final Makeover Reveal
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