Garden Themed Mural Inspires Imagination
When Pauline set out to create a beautiful and magical space for her 3-year-old daughter, Jasmine, in their Las Vegas home, she knew from the start what she wanted in a children’s wall mural. She and her daughter love everything about the outdoors, including animals and flowers; Jasmine especially loves frogs. When Pauline decided to search online for kids wall murals, she found our Splendid Garden Wall Mural Stencil Kit and fell in love. Along with the DIY stencil kit, she purchased the foam brushes and paints because the color scheme we suggested was not only bright and girly, but was exactly what Pauline had imagined.
In the past, Pauline had used wall stickers from other companies, but this time she was looking for something a little longer lasting. She also wanted something that would provide Jasmine with the understanding that her mommy spent love, time, and effort on a special room just for her.
The project itself took Pauline about 1½ weeks to complete, as she has another baby girl to take care of and could only work on the room for a few hours or minutes, at a time. Although she can be very creative and is comfortable doing arts and crafts, Pauline was surprised at how easy it was to use the wall stencils. She enjoyed working on Jasmine's room so much that she kept imagining other rooms of their home she could redecorate with the help of some of our other kits.
Although Jasmine was a little too young to help with the painting, she was excited beyond words, particularly with the frog. This is a room that provides inspiration to both Jasmine and her father's imaginations. Each night as he tucks her into bed, they make up stories based on the characters on the wall. Pauline mentioned that it is so amazing and funny, to see and hear how Jasmine's imagination is really growing. She has named the butterflies William and Billiam, and these two are always the main characters in her and her father's stories. She hasn't left any of the other characters out, though, providing them with names – her name, her sister's name and her cousins’ names – making sure everyone has a special spot in each nightly story.
Pauline really loved using the stencil kit and was glad she purchased the suggested paint to go along with it as well. She commented that it really takes the guesswork out of deciding which colors to use, and was also a tremendous time saver. She also was happy to find that she had plenty of paint left over, which she is saving for touch-ups. Pauline was pleased with how easy the stencils were to use, and that they were made of durable materials with very sticky adhesive; this allowed her to reuse them repeatedly to create a room filled with personal touches and whimsy.
Growing up, Pauline's father was an oil painter in his spare time, so painting was something she always wished she could do, especially for her children. She says that she is very proud of the room she created, and is sure her father would have been too. She has since decided to tap into her inner artist, and feels more comfortable with painting and becoming more creative.
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- Tara Woodbury