I about gasped when I realized how much it would cost to for a wall mural to go along the length of Tyler’s daybed bed so I decided to make my own. I often make fun little things with vinyl electric tape for my walls but I’ve never used it for anything this large before. What I like about vinyl tape is that if the area you’ll use it on is washed the day before with clean clear water and a rag, it will stick until you remove it and when you remove it, you won’t have to worry about it taking the paint off the walls. Now I’m not sure that’s the case with every brand of vinyl tape, but it is with the kind I use. I’ve never had any problems with it whatsoever and I even use it to make names and such on canvas wall art.
The first thing I did was to put together the day bed I purchased. Tyler helped in that area and to be honest, he did just about all of the work himself. I love buying products that are easy to assemble.
Then I removed everything from the walls in here. This room was just an anything-goes kind of room until I decided to turn it into a bedroom like it was intended to be used for. A cool neon sign by Neon Mama is next on my list of things to get for the room.
I had to really think about what I could put on the wall that would make a bold statement and I decided on building outlines. To be honest, I am planning to redo this one day because I’m not in love with my D.I.Y. buildings. I think I can do a lot better and because I’m always striving to improve, I will probably redo it several more times until I feel that I’ve created the best mural I’m capable of creating.
My tape hasn’t started peeling off the wall and when I moved it to make my lines straighter, there was zero paint peeling and in fact, I used the same tape I’d already used and it’s still hanging on.