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Framed green garden mural in girl’s room

My mom says you can do anything with four blank walls, and this room is proof she is absolutely right! Clara’s room is fairly small with no architectural detail or high ceilings, but with a vibrant framed mural it’s stunning! I asked her if she’d switch me rooms and she said no.

I’ll show you how I hung the wallpaper (all by myself!), sealed it and framed it (with no power tools). By the way, I’m doing projects nearly every day on Instagram stories. Come follow along with me. Some don’t make it onto the blog!

Green garden mural with flowers and birds in little girl's room - anthropologie havenview mural - classic pink and green girls bedroom

Here’s a look at the before. I was indecisive for a good while. I wondered if I could paint something. Her room is pretty basic, so I wanted a point of interest to make it special.

I finally decided on this wallpaper mural, and I LOVE love love it.

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Green garden mural with flowers and birds in little girl's room- havenview - anthropologie mural - pink and green girls room - vintage looking iron daybed with trundle
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Green garden mural with flowers and birds in little girl's room-framed with green trim
Green garden mural with flowers and birds in little girl's room- white vintage looking iron simple daybed
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She keeps a picture of Marcello and I as newlyweds on her desk! It was in my room and she asked if she could keep it. She’s already sentimental like her mama.

Classic and simple girls room - pink and green - rattan peacock mirror and chair
World Market rattan peacock mirror in girls room
green and pink classic girls room - rattan mirror and chair - hot pink armchair
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Green garden mural with flowers and birds in little girl's room - hanging felt fairies
Red Vivid Medallion Silky Road - awesome rug for girl's room

We got new flooring a couple weeks ago! (Go ahead and picture me dancing.) Our carpet was so gross and old when we moved in, but then after the cold and flu season, it is just NOT ok. I’ll spare you the disgusting photos, just take my word for it.

The flooring is called Pergo San Marco Oak, but I can’t find it anywhere on Lowe’s site anymore! Hopefully more will be in stock soon because it really is a pretty color.

We’ve had this medallion rug for a couple years now and it’s great. Doesn’t curl, doesn’t shed, it’s soft and is so pretty. And you can’t beat $168 for a 5×7.


Green garden mural with flowers and birds in little girl's room-how to wallpaper by yourself

Wallpapering, sealing and framing

So let’s get to the wallpapering and framing part!

I have never wallpapered before this project. This was my first time, but I did it in less than two hours — by myself! You can see the video in my Instagram highlights in the “DIY” reel.

How to wallpaper - green garden mural with birds

Wallpapering

This mural has six pre-pasted panels and I just followed the directions. I also looked up their video. It said to spay the each panel with water and fold it over like this to wait for the paste to activate without drying out.

Our bedroom ceilings are 8 feet tall so I had to cut a foot off the bottom as I hung each piece. I used a utility knife to cut along the bottom and around outlets. It was really as simple as that.


How to seal wallpaper

Sealing

Because this is behind a four-year-old’s bed (think little hands and feet on the wall, I decided to seal the wallpaper. The paper is also supposed to be easy to remove and I put it on a textured wall, so I decided to take a preventative measure and use polyurethane to seal it.

I did six coats with a foam roller. I know that sounds like a lot, but it takes so little time to do one coat, it’s not time consuming.


Painting and framing a wallpaper mural

Framing

After the wallpaper was up, I realized it would need a frame. It was just missing something. I used these corners and 4 of these trim pieces to frame it out. I saw these pieces on Jenna Sue’s blog!

Green garden mural with flowers and birds in little girl's room- how to frame a mural

I didn’t care for the white frame on this paper for some reason. I decided to take a piece of the wallpaper to get color matched. I bought a sample size paint for $4 and only used about half of it.

painted moulding to frame a mural
Painting moulding green (and the boxes) to match the mural
Mint colored frame for garden mural
Before caulking and paint! - Framing a large mural - easy to cut pieces with a handsaw

Yikes!

Framing a mural - caulk and paint to the rescue - easy to cut corner pieces

This material cuts so easy with just a hand saw. I was even able to cut out a place for an outlet. As you can see, I did only a mediocre job with my “carpentry skills.” Haha! But nothing a little caulking and paint can’t fix!


Green garden mural with flowers and birds in little girl's room- accent wall - girls room ideas - white vintage looking daybed with trundle - pink medallion rug

Finishing touches

As far as we know, this is our forever home, so I’m trying to completely finish a room before I move onto the next.

I did Clara’s room first, now I’m finishing up with the boys’ room. Finally, I’ll tackle ours. But I’m spending time sitting in the room, thinking about how it is best used and slowly changing things out.

World market capiz ceiling light fixture
Shell capiz ceiling light fixture - reflections and pattern on ceiling at night

I pulled out the previous (ugly) fan and replaced it with this capiz beauty. It’s like the jewel of the room. It has pretty reflections and light patterns when it’s on at night.


Little girls closet organization

I’m pulling apart the closet, deciphering what we actually use (I’m ruthless) and figuring out what storage bins we need. I like to buy all the same across closets at one time so that everything is interchangeable. I’m using this affordable line right now.


Clear acrylic jewel knob for closet door

I’m changing out closet door knobs. I love these acrylic, gem-looking ones. I used them in our room as well. So classic, pretty and large enough to carry the whole door.


Accordian hooks for kids room

I added hooks for clothing and bags. I find these essential in kids’ rooms to keep (at least some) things off the floor.


White string lanterns for soft lighting in kids rooms

I added soft lighting for nighttime. These lantern string lights are beautiful that I put them in both kid bedrooms.


We planted a pink hibiscus tree outside our daughters room. It is her favorite color and I hope she remembers we put it there just for her.

We planted a pink hibiscus tree outside her window. Little girl loves pink and I hope she remembers that we planted it just for her whenever she sees it.


Green garden mural with flowers and birds in little girl's room

I even put in a door stop so the door handle stopped running into the wall! I really wanted to make everything as complete and functional as possible to make life easier. Ok, and prettier :)


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6 thoughts on “Framed green garden mural in girl’s room

  1. Framed wallpaper is so beautiful! I’ve been looking for ideas for framing 2 large bathroom vanity mirrors and I think this will be perfect! Thanks!

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