Today was an icky NL day, and the Little needed some entertainment. So I busted out my creativity hat, and here's what I got:
When we first moved in, all of the walls were a dingy white. The first thing we did was paint the Little's room, because, well, her walls were the worst. And she's a girl. But the spray on stucco stuff made it very difficult to get an even coat, and it bothers me. But I sure didn't want to paint again. Not until I have to paint it white when we move out, anyway.
So, I hung fabric. It is super easy. And let me tell you, if I say it's super easy, you can rest assured that most anyone with a pulse can pull this off. After all, the 2-year-old was even getting the hang of it.
Here's what you need: cutie fabric, water, starch, a towel
You can either choose fabric that has printed shapes to cut out (like the animal faces), or you can just use a print you like and make your own shapes (like the K and the clouds). I have used spray starch in the past, but today I used corn starch from a box and water. If you use spray starch, you don't need water, but it's a little more of a pain to spray enough at a time.
1. cut out fabric shapes
2. spray starch onto fabric piece or dip into starch/water solution
3. squeeze some out
4. flatten onto wall
5. dab with towel if needed
I plan to make a farm scene on the wall with the clouds, and maybe a wild animal area/savanna on the wall with the giraffes.
But that's going to require more creativity and time than I had today, so it will have to wait.