DIY Football Field Wall

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My son is a huge football fan, so 3 years ago we painted one of the walls in his bedroom green thinking we'd turn it into a football field... and now, 3 years later, we finally got around to completing it. (Nothing like a little procrastination, right?)
Here's where the room started. One green wall... and messy, I might add.
We started with the field lines. I found some faux wood (aka styrofoam-like) strips that measured 8 feet in length. We trimmed them to account for the baseboards and applied double-sided tape to the back. (We thought long and hard about how to secure these strips to the wall. We didn't think nails would work well with the styrofoam-ish material, and we thought liquid nails would be harder on the wall than the double-sided tape. I know this may still cause a slight problem with removal, but we thought it was the lesser of the evils... If you use true wood, I would definitely go with nails.)
Using my vinyl cutting machine, I created the field numbers and end zones. I still cannot believe how amazing this wall turned out! You can find the full tutorial, and the end result, HERE.

We ended up doing an entire room makeover in football fashion, so there are a ton of fun elements in this space including a faux locker bay using the closet doors.

You can see the full room reveal using the link below.

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  • Tracey hamm Tracey hamm on Nov 29, 2019

    What do u buy exactly to do the white strips and numbers if u don't have a machine


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  • Lois Perman Lois Perman on May 20, 2016
    Cool Idea, I would be tempted to use chalkboard pain and that way could change the opposing team name etc.

    • Erin Erin on May 21, 2016
      @Lois Perman Chalkboard paint is certainly an option. Since the vinyl is removable, it would only take about 15 minutes to change a team name, which seems pretty reasonable, and I don't have to worry about messing up the lettering (which I'm fairly confident I would do :) ).

  • Kay boyd Kay boyd on May 21, 2016
    Why didn't u paint lines

    • Erin Erin on May 21, 2016
      @Kay boyd Good question. The reason I chose not to paint the lines is because painting is not my forte. I was so afraid I would mess them up or not get them straight, being that I'd have to create (in total) 22 8 foot straight lines. Painting is certainly an option though.