I’ll be honest, this wall is my favorite things about this nursery. The idea just kind of developed as I tried to hang some white metal stars somewhere in the nursery. I only had two so I thought I might cut more out of vinyl to make a grouping. One thing let to another and suddenly painting constellations on the wall hit me like a brick wall. Genius!!
I found a basic image of the Big Dipper and the Little Dipper on Google and then needed a way to transfer it to the wall. It turns out that last year my brother gave me an old school projector for my birthday knowing I could use it for a project someday. Today was the day.
I could have transferred it to a clear overhead sheet, but I didn’t have any that day so I just poked holes in the printed paper where the holes were and put it right on the glass.
The projector projected (redundant?) the holes onto the wall and I adjusted the size and placement of them. Then I climbed up on the bed and marked them with chalk.
I marked the entire drawing and then decided what I was keeping, taking away, or adding. I removed the dotted line pointing to the North Star and added a few random stars to break up the constellations a bit. Then I busted out my white acrylic paint and a medium sized brush. I free handed the stars and lines and made sure the white went on thick. Once it was dry Soren put strong glow-in-the-dark tape over the stars. They really light up- it looks amazing!
I am in LOVE with how it turned out. The wall color is PERFECT for the concept and it is such a simple idea that brings the wall to life.