Monday, November 14, 2011

Blank Wall Makeover

I painted one of my studios this summer and hadn't gotten around to putting the posters back up. I guess I have been enjoying the simplicity of the bare walls. I felt like the wall above the barre was looking a little too bare, so I thought about what to do with the space:

  • Put the posters back up - our posters were getting faded and ragged, so this idea got thrown out - aside from looking for new posters.
  • Have someone paint a mural - might be expensive and I couldn't decide what to put up.
  • Some sort of special wall the students could help make (handprints, signing the wall)... 
I wanted something large and graphic but not so distracting that it would take away from class.  I also didn't want to spend more than $100 for supplies and /or labor.  I starting searching craigslist and eBay for any posters or large graphic. That's when I came upon this:

Wall stickers!  And available in a ton of colors too (found on eBay).  I decided to go with white so that it wouldn't be too distracting.

It was a little daunting when it arrived - the sticker comes in 8 pieces, each about three and a half feet tall by one and half feet wide.  The instructions said to tape all of the pieces on the wall first, but I decided to do one piece at a time.  I chose the one labeled "A" so I was at least going alphabetically.

After figuring the first one out, each piece took about 5-10 minutes to put up, using a credit card to smooth out the bubbles and edges.

The stickers are made of a shiny plastic.

The pieces overlap about a half inch where the arms and legs connect.

So far so good...

About an hour and a half later, I was all done!


  1. @tmrossi: Thanks! The kids enjoy them too - my youngest students like that there are 8 dancers... the "magic" number of dance.. haha

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  4. The blank walls were nice, but they were lacking something. In any case, the wall stickers work great there. They're simple, but effective.


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