MUR Mini Triangle Wall Installation

Today I’m super excited to share with you an easy way to spruce up a wall. Vinyl wall decals are a fun way to add some interest to a wall without the commitment of paint or wallpaper. They are removable and repositionable, so there is no pressure to get it perfect the first try and this is a great option for renters.MUR_mini_triangle_accent_wall

I think I first saw MUR wall decals somewhere on Pinterest and was intrigued by the simplicity of their designs and the wide range of colors they offered. When I saw these mini triangles, I was in love. I had to have these for my boys’ room. I reached out to them, to see if they would send me some to review and I am thrilled to share with you my experience with their product.

I ordered two colors, saffron and oxford and they arrived in a thick cardboard tube. The vinyl was high quality and the pieces were easy to remove. In my days as a retail visual merchandiser, I worked with a lot of window decals and this was as nice (if not nicer) than any decal I worked with in stores.

MUR did advise me to wait at least a month after painting to adhere the triangles to the wall, since putting them up too soon could result in the paint peeling off with the stickers when removed. I waited a little over a month and had no problems with removal. The decals also came with information that said they did not work well with low or no VOC paint, but I had already used Benjamin Moore Natura paint on the walls and didn’t have a problem getting them to stick.MUR_accent_wall

I originally planned to put these on the ceiling, but once I had them up there, I wasn’t happy with the way they looked. Thankfully, these decals are super easy to remove and even restick, so I was able to just move them over to a different wall. I planned the spacing of the triangles in Adobe Illustrator, by simply creating a page that was the same dimensions as my wall and then adding in the number of triangles I had received and spacing them evenly amongst the virtual wall. If you don’t have a program like Illustrator, you can calculate the spacing with a pen and paper, but it takes a little more number crunching.

Once I had the triangles spaced the way I wanted, I measured the space between them to see how far I needed to space them apart. I spaced each vertical row 9 1/8″ apart and each horizontal row 7 1/4″ apart from the center of the triangle.MUR_hang_mini_triangles

To install the triangles quickly, I created vertical guides to follow using some string and painter’s tape. I hung the string 9 1/8″ inches apart and then lined up the triangles to match the line of the string. This not only ensured the proper spacing, but also that the triangles would not be crooked. MUR_mini_triangles_hang_straightI created a slight crease in the triangles to find the center of the base. By aligning the point of the top of the triangle and the crease in the base with the string, I could easily attach the triangle to the wall straight.

Overall, I was extremely happy with this product and the ease of use. I was surprised at how quickly I was able to complete this project and I did do this one after coming home from delivering the new baby! Now the only problem is finding where I can incorporate these adorable polka dots in my house…

***I received this product for free in exchange for my review but the opinions are of my own and were not provided by MUR in any way. I did come across their product on my own and reached out to them to use this product for the nursery.

 

14 Comments on MUR Mini Triangle Wall Installation

  1. Bill Volckening
    May 16, 2014 at 7:54 am (5 months ago)

    Those are cool! I could see my “quilty” friends enjoying them, too.

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    • Yvonne King
      May 16, 2014 at 7:18 pm (5 months ago)

      Thanks Bill! Triangle quilts are my fav!

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  2. Melinda Ott
    May 16, 2014 at 8:30 am (5 months ago)

    That is a very cool looking wall!

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    • Yvonne King
      May 16, 2014 at 7:20 pm (5 months ago)

      Thanks Melinda! It’s a big return on a very minimal effort project.

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  3. catherinemryan
    May 16, 2014 at 9:18 am (5 months ago)

    This looks so great! What a fun play space. And I’m going to someday copy your idea to use string as a hanging guide. That could work well for hanging pictures, too.

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    • Yvonne King
      May 16, 2014 at 7:22 pm (5 months ago)

      Thanks Catherine! The string trick is such a good cheat The first row I tried to do with just a ruler and it was not straight at all. Glad I came up with this- saved me a lot of time.

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  4. pechluck
    May 16, 2014 at 9:32 am (5 months ago)

    I’ve always been curious about using decals as decorative pieces for the wall. My husband is really against them as he thinks that over time they will end up leaching and hurting the wall.

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    • Yvonne King
      May 18, 2014 at 8:29 pm (5 months ago)

      That is a valid concern. Perhaps I can post a follow-up 6 months or a year from now to let you know how they work out?

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  5. Marlynn @UrbanBlissLife
    May 16, 2014 at 10:53 am (5 months ago)

    Love it! Great tip about making sure to wait a month after painting to use the decals. I am so impressed by how this all looks together. Nice work!

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    • Yvonne King
      May 18, 2014 at 8:30 pm (5 months ago)

      Thanks Marlynn! Yeah – I just assumed these are normally put up right after painting, but that is NOT the case. Patience is a virtue!

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  6. Amy @ Homey Oh My!
    May 16, 2014 at 11:20 am (5 months ago)

    I had no idea about waiting a month after painting. Good thing to know!
    The triangles are so perfect alongside the teepee. Such an adorable corner!

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    • Yvonne King
      May 18, 2014 at 8:31 pm (5 months ago)

      Thanks Amy! I am obsessed with triangles right now! I need to restrain myself from them.

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  7. sharksandstars
    May 16, 2014 at 12:58 pm (5 months ago)

    I love these when I saw your Teepee diy! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Yvonne King
    May 18, 2014 at 8:32 pm (5 months ago)

    Thanks Sarah! I am so happy with how they turned out.

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