~This post is made in partnership with My Wonderful Walls. I received a few upgrade decals to assist this feature. Opinions and stories are my own.~
A few years ago I had worked with My Wonderful Walls on creating a reading nook in Tot’s room. We transformed bare white walls with the Forest Friends theme full of little creatures that shared in his stories.
As all children do, he grew up a bit and children’s stories of animals made way for race-cars, monster trucks and tractors. He wasn’t reading much in his room any longer and it became a space for his make-believe shops and train depots. Then one day he decided he wanted to move his bed between his trees and I realized it was time to do a little upgrading to his room. Thankfully, My Wonderful Walls offers add-on stickers to expand, change or upgrade your current themes; or make your own. Since we already had the Forest Friends Wall Mural, the idea was to find something that bridged his past theme with his new interests. That’s when I found the Tractors, Trees and Cows Sticker Pack!
It was something small, but that would make a big difference. If you remember, the other side of Tot’s room has construction vehicles working in a night-time sky; so this side would turn into a farm in the daylight. First things first, however, we had to remove his previous decals and make room for his bed. This is really super easy!
All of My Wonderful Walls SafeCling™ stickers are made from nontoxic finely woven polyester fabric material with lead-free and water-based ink. The great thing is that they go up very quickly and unlike vinyl decals, you don’t have to worry about them ripping if they accidentally get stuck together. They remove cleanly from the wall (and themselves) without any sticky residue. My absolute favorite part is that they appear like painted fabric and the feel is texture friendly for kids.
Typically I would freak out just peeling a decal tree off with little branches this way, but with these stickers it is no fuss. I pulled it off, repositioned it and stuck it right back on! No problem.
You can see where there is some scruff where my son has been driving these little cars back and forth across the top of his bed. We are going to take care of that with a little creativity and help from some My Wonderful Walls stickers!
I placed the tractor where it lines up with the top of his bed where the pillow becomes like a “hill”. I moved the personalized sign and little critters from the bottom of the wall and placed them up top. The cows and trees were placed at the bottom of the hill and a few are finding their way under his bed (which he thinks is funny).
The great thing is that it allows for more little upgrades. My Wonderful Walls offers extra clouds, flowers, bugs, birds, trees, creatures and much more. Your child’s imagination can come to life and expand as they grow. This is a wonderful idea to use if you purchase a Wall Mural Stencils. Instead of having to repaint a whole wall of the room, you can just add small details to create a new concept.
Tot loves sleeping in his forest with his tractor puttering away in the field. You can see where we began in decorating his new room by starting at the beginning. There is something special about helping a child build a small world in their room and being welcome to play a part in it. What would your child dream of?
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