ICYMI, we’ve worked with the Star Wars™ crew on creating an amazing collection of decor and gear in homage to the space saga. We couldn’t create a world of Star Wars and just have a ho-hum wall complete the look. No, no, no! For the ultimate Star Wars bedroom, we teamed up with stylist, Maura Garrity, to create a wall mural inspired by Han Solo’s ship, the Millennium Falcon™.
Imagine kids watching stars whiz by from their starship bed as they speed through the galaxy after you’ve recreated our hyperspace-ready DIY mural. Maura outlined the (easy, we promise!) steps below.
- Blue painter’s tape for multi-surfaces
- Drop cloths
- 9-inch roller with a 3/8-inch nap roller cover
- Good quality nylon/poly trim brush
- Chalk snap line with a non-permanent color of marking chalk.
- Lavender is best because it’s easy to wipe off, but blue would also be a good choice on this color wall.
- Ruler or straight edge
- X-Acto® knife and blades
- 2 large stencil brushes
- Stencil (or polyester) film
- Permanent marker
Cover flooring and any furniture with the drop cloths.
Apply two coats of a latex base coat. We used Sherwin-Williams Emerald Interior Acrylic Latex Paint Iron Ore 7069 with a flat finish on the walls and semi-gloss of the same color on the trim and windows.
Allow to dry thoroughly.
Using the snap line, create chalk lines radiating out from the center point directly behind the bed.
**Enlist a friend to help tape your starburst lines from one end of the wall to the other.
Using your straight edge and permanent marker, draw the “star streaks” on the stencil film.
**Maura created at least four different stencils varying in size and some with two or three “star streak” lines a piece.
Cut out your stencil shapes with the X-Acto knife.
Tape the stencils along the chalk lines using the painter’s tape.
Load the decorative paint of your choice onto the brush. Remember, less is more, so, remove any excess paint on a paper towel or rag. Apply the paint in a thin layer by dabbing the brush over the stencil’s openings.
Carefully remove the stencil while the paint is wet.
**Repeat steps 6 and 7 until you’re happy with the results.
Again using your straight edge and permanent marker, draw classic five-pointed star shapes on the stencil film.
**Repeat steps 5 through 7, arranging a handful of stars across the paint star trails.
Hang string along some of the star streaks so that they appear to glow with the magic of the Force.
Voila! Now all that’s needed to complete the look is the new Millennium Falcon™ bedding, and you’ll have a room ready to navigate the galaxy!
In honor of our love of Star Wars, we’re giving away the ultimate Star Wars bedroom! From now through September 30, head over to our contest page to enter.