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Upcycling & DIY | Kid's Dinosaur Head Wall Mount

Updated: Dec 11, 2019

I wanted a wall mounted dinosaur head for my boy's bedroom, but with renovation costs ever increasing, I was watching every penny and just could not justify the price tag of £60-£100. So I decided to take matters into my own hands and this is a perfect way to save some money. This quick upcycle shows it really doesn't need to be complicated to make an impact, I've gone for a realistic look, but spray the whole thing white and it would look amazing too!


I bought this perfectly acceptable dinosaur wall mount at a bargain price of £15 from George at Asda, but decided it needed a bit of a makeover, green was just not our colour. You can get similar from ebay and online stores so worth looking around.


To keep this to a low budget, I used left over black emulsion paint I had in the garage. I got into every nook and crevice, then added some primer on the teeth as they were particularly shiny plastic.


The tongue got a coat of Farrow & Ball Cinder Rose (sample pot I already had), and the eyes were painted with my kids orange poster paints. I then added a coat of white emulsion on the teeth and red poster paint as blood on the teeth (optional but my little boy insisted that it must be gruesome!)


I added some dark green by just lightly scraping the brush over, again I used a leftover pot of Benjamin Moore Holiday Wreath green paint I had, but be careful not to overload the brush with paint. It was a lot easier than I thought it would be, due to the texture of the dinosaur. Lastly I added a black line for the evil eye and...


Quick, easy and cheap! Perfect to add a personal touch to a child’s bedroom and really not complicated.