This project was featured in an episode of our DIY show Knock It Off.
To watch this episode online, click HERE
When we found out we’d be working on a pirate themed bedroom, we knew right away that we needed to somehow incorporate a treasure map! Seriously, what pirate doesn’t want to look for buried treasure right?
Rather than just printing up a map, we decided to draw our map right on the wall! Thanks to a mini projector, getting the actual Pirates of the Caribbean map on the wall was a breeze!
We found a legit Pirates of the Caribbean map online and saved the image as a jpeg.
To project it on the wall, we used a mini projector. You can get one like this inexpensively online (Amazon) or at Best Buy etc.. In our case I borrowed it from a friend about three years ago and haven’t given it back yet! LOL. Don’t worry, they know I still have it. 🙂
You’ll need to make the room semi-dark so that your projected image is easily visible
We recommend using chalk at first to trace your shapes since it’s hard to be perfect with your outlines.
Once the chalk is outlined, turn the lights on and trace over with a Sharpie Paint Pen- DO NOT use just a plain Sharpie marker. Permanent markers are so hard to paint over- they’ll bleed through many coats of paint, so be sure to pick up Paint Pens at your craft store.
We added a bit of a trail and a few X’s to mark buried treasure and then our mural map was complete!
This wall took about an hour to complete and cost about $8 in paint pens. It fills the huge wall and makes a much cooler impact than just hanging artwork. With a projector your wall mural options are pretty much endless!
What do you think? Are you game to try your own mural?
Click HERE to check out the other fun projects in this bedroom transformation!