Before #wallsaucemakeover

Some
of our rooms are making progress but they were lacking a certain something, so
I was thrilled to review a mural from wallsauce. Standard magnolia paint on every wall with
little deviation can get a little dull, especially in the boys rooms. They have a playroom filled with all their
toys and the boring choice of paint did not suit their active imaginations and
love of adventure. The walls are practically calling out to be made more fun!

The
playroom was not very creative, it was a nice enough room don’t get my wrong
but it was missing the wow factor. A
focal point the children would love to show their friends and inspire them in
play. It is their section of the house
after all, their own space to do as they please so it made sense to have a bold
mural to differentiate from our one bland colour scheme! My safe colour might suit my personality but
certainly not theirs.

They
are starting to really get into superhero’s and epic battles, so we needed
something to reflect that aspect of their character. wallsauce had so many options that it was difficult settling on
one. In the end we chose Batman
as it’s a character that children tend not to grow out of, even now I am quite partial
to the odd Batman film. We could have
selected one of the colourful cartoon murals but we decided on a realistic film
set one from Dark Knight, all dark and brooding. I thought it would work just as well when they are teens and the
plastic boxes of toys are slowly replaced with a sofa, TV screen and mini
fridge full of pop as they watch movies with their friends.

We
had a BIG wall to cover so we also wanted something to create an impact. Plus our walls are very rustic (and that’s
being kind about them!); when we stripped back old wallpaper we uncovered an
assortment of bumps and cracks! We
cannot afford to re-plaster yet but it’s amazing the multitude of sins a decent
mural can cover! But we will show you
more about the mural itself in our after post including a video of the boys thoughts.

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