Neutral Nursery Mural Making is a Breeze with Self-Adhesive Wall Stencils

by Stephanie Goins on January 12, 2015

Garden Wall Mural

One of the best things about our self-adhesive wall stencils is how easy they make it to create a professional looking mural for kids rooms and nurseries. When we began to sell individual stencils as well as wall mural stencil kits, we wanted our customers to be able to mix and match to customize their own wall mural as well as be able to add a few extra touches to existing room décor. Of course, our wonderful customers take these tools and run with them and create masterpieces! One customer who shared his awesome creations with us is Chris in the UK who painted a nursery mural for his baby daughter before she was born. Using our garden stencils and teddy bear stencils, he created a unique gender neutral mural that he can be proud of for years to come. Here’s more on this project of love:

My Wonderful Walls: What products did you purchase?
Chris: Garden Stencil Kit and Teddy Bear Stencil Kit

MWW: Where was the mural created?
Chris: Mytchett, Surrey, United Kingdom

MWW: Tell us a little about why you choose this theme and/or how is this mural a good fit for your child’s personality and interests?
Chris: I chose these themes as they seemed to be the most neutral as at the time we did not know if our baby was going to be a boy or girl.

MWW: Why did you choose stencils over stickers / or stickers over stencils?
Chris: I chose the stencils over stickers as I thought it would have a more personal touch over the stickers, a sort of "I did that" kind of feeling. The stickers are very nice but with the stencils you have the freedom of different colours.

MWW: How long did it take you to complete the project?
Chris: In total it took me 3 days.

MWW: Describe your artistic comfort level.
Chris: Before I started doing the mural I didn't know my artistic comfort level, but now I have completed the stenciling it’s safe to say that at the moment this is my comfort level.

MWW: What did you enjoy about the mural making experience?
Chris: It was more than I expected, I really wanted to do this for our baby and I never imagined the fun I was going to have whilst doing it, after three days my wife had to convince me to stop, I think she was worried that she would come home from work to find that I had done the whole house.

MWW: Did you utilize any of the resources on our website (video tutorials, virtual mural builder, and customer gallery)?
Chris: The videos are extremely useful and I would urge anyone purchasing stencils to have a look as it made it all a whole much easier also have a look at the customer gallery as it’s really good for some inspiration.

MWW: Do you have a favorite piece or scene you created?
Chris: My favourite piece is the tree as I found the flowers the most fun as each one has a slightly different style and colouring. I used some grey to black edging on the petals do give the appearance that they were jumping off the wall which has worked very well.

MWW: Do you have any helpful tips for folks using our products?
Chris: The biggest tips I can give is firstly do not rush as it becomes very enjoyable even therapeutic at times and if you take your time you will have less paint bleed. My second tip is make sure that you have the paint to hand that you used to paint the walls with, as it makes it easier for touching up any bleeds. My third tip is don't be upset if the paint bleeds in places, IT WILL BLEED SOMEWHERE, if it bleeds don't panic and try wiping it, let it dry and use the paint you have left over from when you decorated the room which I found was the easier solution.

MWW: Tell us a little about your experience with the product and with the My Wonderful Walls folks in general.
Chris: I found the stencils very easy to apply to the wall and remove. The customer service is second to none, I ordered the stencils two weeks before Christmas and thought that living in the UK it would probably be more like a month especially with how busy the postal services would be, well 10 days after I ordered it arrived, to be honest it doesn't get any better than that and the contact I have had since is something you don't really get here in the UK and has made the whole experience that bit more special.

I was looking at the My Wonderful Walls website for months before I ordered anything as I wasn't sure I had the confidence to do something like this but I am so glad I did and I am looking forward to when the next project arrives.

Thanks Chris! We hope My Wonderful Walls can help you out with that next project. If you are thinking about creating a mural for your baby or child (or even yourself), we want to give you the confidence to do it yourself! If Chris hasn’t sold you on the ease of painting your own mural, check out our high quality wall stickers. Both our stencils and our stickers come in a variety of themes and sizes and we offer large mural kits as well as individual stencils and stickers so the only limit you have is your own imagination. If you’ve already created your My Wonderful Walls masterpiece, we’d love to hear from you too! Email pics to and maybe you’ll be our next customer spotlight.

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