How to Paint a Wall Mural

This is a mural that I painted on a wall for a nursery.

I had my photographer friend take a photo of the page in this classic story book.
She then hooked her Mac up to her projector and placed the image reflection on the wall in the size we wanted.
I traced the photo image with a pencil.
(pencil sketch image from
I then painted the sweet image with craft paints to match the book. I used my shading techniques that I learned in art etc…  =)
The words were printed from my Cricut on sticky vinyl.

Look what else I did with

old photo
(if you like piknic – you’ll love ipiccy – thanks to Susan at Homeroad for the tip)

I loved reading this book to my babies…..
Now our book looks a lot like the image above.  =(

see more baby girl decor here
see a cute boys room with a tractor mural here