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Big Mural for a Big Boy


My son moved into his big boy room when we moved into our new home. While he was staying with his grandparents, my husband and I were busy moving and getting his room ready for his arrival. The late nights paid off. Even though the rest of the house was in chaos with boxes to unpack everywhere, his room was a warm and welcoming space that made him feel right at home. You can read all about the room design on my blog,

Design Inspiration

My son's nursery ( had a very detailed mural that I spent months working on. I wanted to create a mural for his big boy room, but I only had a couple of days to get it done. Unlike his nursery, I also didn't want this room to have a theme - since his interests and tastes change frequently.

Decorating Style

Eclectic, budget friendly, and fun.

Project Details

You can read all about the room on my blog,

Favorite Items

I love the bed. I found it at a thrift store and painted it a glossy navy blue. I also love the chalk board mural. Elliot love's to draw on it.


Murals can be easy. To get this look I simply drew a "hilly" line all the way around the room then filled it in with chalk board paint. I make the cars etc., I sketched the images on poster board, cut them out, traced them onto the wall then filled in with paint. If you are not an artist stencils or blown up clip art images could produce a similar look.


Wednesday 14th of July 2010

I think that what you did here is great.  It looks like you had fun!  And you're right, those sleepless nights were worth it!


Tuesday 6th of July 2010

I love that silhouette mural!  I love the overall simplicity of this room. Great job!