When we moved to Sanford in 2000, we did not have children and we were not expecting a child…but we knew we wanted to have a baby in the next couple of years. One of the bedrooms was very small but had a vaulted ceiling and a Palladian window. It was just perfect for a nursery. We decided it would be wise to paint the room before we moved any furniture into the room.
I’m not really sure now where I got the idea, but I decided to paint a border at chair-rail height. Ed measured and drew the lines for me and then I painted between the lines. I don’t like painters’ tape and so I first painted the lines with a very small paintbrush. If you know me, you know I am very obsessive about things being straight. Luckily it was a small room as this took forever. Once the blue border was complete, I added the yellow stars with a 3-star sponge. I eventually had to fill in by only doing one star at a time. This was truly a labor of love. I was VERY ready to move into a larger house but I hated to leave this room. We couldn’t exactly take a part of the wall with us! When we were selling our house, my one condition was that I would not paint that room. There was NO WAY I could paint over those stars.
We have been in our house for a year and Hailey still talks about missing her stars. She has begged me to do it again in her new room. I wanted something unique, but without the labor! I found the perfect solution with Wall Pops.
Wall Pops are removable, re-positionable stickers. We bought a package of 4 sheets at Target for $17.95. The OCD/AR part of me wishes I had been a little more systematic in my approach, but I just started sticking the polka dots on willy nilly. I wish it was a little more uniform all around the room, but I still love the effect and think their room really “pops” now!