During the last year, our sun room has slowly morphed into the room that holds all our kids' stuff. Toys, books, artwork, and other moppet accoutrements grace every surface of the room; the reality of living with active children. A leopard can't change its spots, and because we love this nook, we decided to swap out some of the artwork and create an accent wall that was a little more playful.
Using Glue Dots and vintage flash cards we collected from one of our favorite stores (Hunt & Gather), we created an easy accent wall in about an hour. Here's everything you'll need to create your own:
- Glue Dots Brand Adhesives - We chose the Repositionable Formula. They're super-easy to use, and can be removed without damaging the wall.
- Flash cards - We chose about 50 vintage ones with lots of wear and tear
- Painter's tape - To define the grid
- Create a temporary frame using painter's tape to define your work.
- Roll the Glue Dots onto the back of the flash cards. We did two rows to help the cards completely adhere, and to make sure they lied flat against the wall.
The Repositionable Formula Glue Dots hold up to two pounds (!! - that's way more than these cards weigh, but still), and won't stain or damage surfaces (even painted drywall).
- Attach the flash cards to the wall, and continue until your grid is complete. No need to get fancy with levels and lasers. Your eyeballs are good enough here.
- Be sure to create a little variety. We thought a true grid would be a little monotonous, so we added a couple rows of longer cards to create some visual interest.
The finished product is adorable, and our newly-reading kindergartener is loving the challenge of figuring out all the words on our new word wall.
I love that we were able to switch up the whole look of the wall quickly and easily, and that it'll be really easy to change back once we get tired of it.
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