A wall mural from a vintage fishing ad is the perfect addition to our lake house.
A big vintage framed Wisconsin highway map used to hang on the wall of our guest house, but we moved it to the lobby at our family dealership. So for over a year that wall has sat empty while we tried to decide what to hang up their next.
We wanted something dramatic. Something that made a statement and was unique and special to reflect our area of The Northwoods. A giant mural was the perfect thing.
I found a vintage fishing ad pamphlet at one of my favorite antique shops and decided it would be great blown up and put in the space.
Wunderwall is a company that turns photos into peel and stick wallpaper. You can choose from their stock photos or send one of your own. I emailed them a copy of our graphic and the dimensions of our wall space and they sent back the wallpaper.
For this project it came in two long rolls. I had my friend come over and help me hang it. It was really easy and quick. We took a little extra time making sure the words lined up, but otherwise it was a really simple DIY.
Brian helped cut strips of barnwood to make a thin frame around it. He just hammered nails in to hold the frame in place.
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This is fantastic! I had never heard of this! My husband would love this. Adding the framing around it really makes it look like a giant piece of art! I need to send you a picture of the barstools that my husband won’t part with, they are fish! Maybe when we sell that condo we need to find ourselves a lake house. I know where I will be coming for all of my decorating inspiration!
Thank you so much for this kind comment Chloe!
Chas Greener says
Love this Kristin! I can’t wait to see your home in person someday! Hugs to you friend
I would love to have you come visit sometime my friend!
Kristin, What a fun and creative mural! It is so perfect for your cabin! Pinned! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction
Thank you so much Cecilia! Hope you have a great week!
Michelle | Thistle Key Lane says
I’m crazy about your wall mural Kristin! I can’t wait to share it this week on the Tuesday Turn about Link Party. Hope to see you there!
Barbara at Mantel and Table says
Wow – that’s great Kristin!! So totally fun and perfect for your place! 🙂 Congrats on being featured at Tuesday Turn About too – I know everybody will be so excited to know you can get wallpaper from your favorite photo! Thanks for yet more inspiration!
Creatively Beth says
Brilliant idea and thank you for the resources! I’d love for you to share over at our Creative crafts linky party https://creativelybeth.com/creative-crafts-linky-party-3-join-in-the-fun/
Have a great week!
Amber Ferguson says
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Oh My Soul, this looks aaaahhhmazing! What a great idea and you said it… It makes quite the statement! Love it! Pinned