This is a picture instructable to show the progress of my sons nursery that I decorated with murals from Maurice Sendak's book "Where the Wild Things Are". It was my favorite book as a kid and wanted to share that with my little guy. I started on the nursery in late January and it took a total of 2 1/2 months to finish the painting. With help from my Mother, Father, Brother, Mother-In-Law and two friends ( Jennifer and Helena) we got everything finished. I was about 7 months pregnant with my son and did a lot of the work at night and on weekends since I was still working up until 4 days before he was born.

I hope this inspires others to do their own nurseries as well. Remember your imagination is your only limit.

Step 1: Things You Will Need

Some of the things we used in this nursery project are:
  • Step ladders and short ladders
  • various sized brushers for deatail and larger coverage
  • paint trays and paint pallets
  • paint rollers for large areas
  • painters tape (1" and 2")
  • paint stirrers
  • paint can openers
  • paint (various colors)
  • rulers and tape measures
  • reference images
  • cups for paint and water for rinsing
  • paper towels
  • drop cloths
  • hammer to reseal paint cans
  • radio and ipod for tunes while you paint (optional)
  • lots of help and time

I don't really have a picture of all of the supplies, but you get the idea.
Absolutely Fabulous! You are extremely talented to have sketched this out w/o an opaque projector. Definitely have an eye for color also ~ well done!
Awe shucks...Thank you. I definately took some trial and error to mix the right colors.
Absolutely BEAUTIFUL work of art!!!
Thanks. It was a fun project!
This is just brilliant - amazing job!
Thanks. I was really happy with how it turned out. Our little guy even talks to his buddies on the walls in his crib.
Let the wild rumpas start! <br> <br>i love it.
Above should have read rumpus, but hey.
Thanks. I was worried it may not get finished in time before my kiddo was born, but it did.
Thanks. I think I was working on mommy power the whole time, because out was obviously not sleep those 2 1/2 months.

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Bio: I am a first time mom and have always grown up doing crafts and cooking with my family. i love to draw and paint and ... More »
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