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Although it seems unlikely that dinosaurs are roaming the earth again, 16 month old Adam from Sterling, Virginia thinks differently. His mother, Huma, recently purchased the Dinosaur Days Wall Mural Stencil Kit from My Wonderful Walls to decorate Adam's room.
After seeing a room created by a friend of hers using our Jungle Safari theme, Huma decided to check out My Wonderful Walls for herself. As Adam is a little too young to choose his own décor, she chose the dinosaur theme, as it was her favorite! She plans on getting Adam interested in dinosaurs when he gets a bit older, so this was a perfect fit!
As a self-described non-artistic person, Huma was a little apprehensive about beginning the painting process. She admits, however, that even though it took some getting used to, once she got started, it was smooth sailing from there. In fact, according to Huma, without sounding like a paid advertisement, she says, "It was easier than expected."
When it came to completing the project, Huma states that it took her longer than most people, for more than one reason. Being the mother of two, working and having guests over, she was only able to work on the room about an hour or two each night. She began painting the blue sky portion of the room at the end of December and completed the last dinosaur at the end of March.
However, it may stand to reason that Huma enjoyed the entire experience so much as it was her "mom time." Every night after the kids were in bed, it gave her some quiet time to sort of meditate about things that were on her mind while being creative. In fact, she was somewhat sad when the project was completed.
As with most our customers, Huma was excited about adding her own personal touch to her son's room wall mural. On one wall, she created a lake complete with a lochness monster, which is naturally her favorite part of the mural. In her free time, Huma enjoys sewing and plans on making some curtains for Adam's dino-rrific room, adding even more personalization.
Throughout the project, Huma found it helpful to cut the sides of the brushes included in the kit to help aid in clean painting of the small sections or dinos that were multiple colors. She does recommend, however, that you plan out your project before you begin. Although she didn't think so at the time, she now thinks that she may have painted a few too many dinosaurs on some of the walls, losing part of the 'scene' effect she was looking for.
We are excited that Huma had such a great experience with our dinosaur stencil kit, and we are even more excited that she plans on using the Under the Sea Theme in her daughter’s room next!! Congratulations to a very busy mother of two – twins to be exact – on completing a roaring, dino-rrific room!