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