Tuesday, July 21, 2009

is for Sol.

Sol is Rach's son, my nephew. He is getting his own room this summer after sharing his room with his twin sister, Bea, for nine years! While he is away at camp, Rach and I are trying to whip his room into shape! Eloise is finally old enough to share a room with Bea, so Sol is getting his own room. His first comments were, "There's no way I am sleeping in a pink room!" So we knew we had to do something. I love a project, so I suggested we try the map wall mural. Sol and Rach picked out a great green to go with the map-and today Rach and I jumped in and started to hang the map!

Sol in disguise!

Three panels up! Getting the first panel up was the hardest part. The map is made of eight different sections-and they all have to meet up at the right point!

How much paste is too much paste?

At this point we were feeling pretty proud of ourselves!

Rach smoothing out the bumps!

All of the details are incredible! We were saying you could sit in there for hours looking at everything!

We thought it would be cool to make some flag pins for Sol to mark where he has been-that is the next project!

Almost done! Stay tuned for more pictures when the room is done and the furniture is in the room! We also have the three foot "S" we found at the flea market to hang above his bed.


  1. Looks amazing!
    I helped a friend paint (over BAD wood paneling) in her new apartment this weekend- what a transformation.
    Sol is gonna LOVE it!

  2. How cute is he? I've always wanted to have a map wall like this. It looks great already. Can't wait to see the whole room!

  3. I love this! I have the same wallpaper in my son's room but ending up cutting in to big pieces and framing it. I love the bright colors. Can't wait to see the finished project!

  4. This looks amazing! Can't wait to see more.

  5. Love it. Where did you find this map? Fun blog, your name makes me giggle. :-)

  6. congrats! I've totally been thinking about getting this map...

  7. Wow it looks amazing. I wish urban outfitters shipped internationally as I am in Australia. :(
    Your nephew is one lucky boy, cant wait to see the rest of his room!