These cute geometric mountain wall art is made using MDF triangles in whatever color combination you’d like! Perfect for filling up large walls — it’s nearly six feet across!
Now that we know for sure that we’re having two little boys, I finally feel like I can begin to nest in earnest! We’ve started painting the nursery, and all of our furniture is ordered (gotta love ordering two cribs at once!).
Since I can’t set much up now, I decided to get to work on an art project that I’ve been thinking about for a while. These geometric mountains were pretty simple to make and turned out so cute!
(Update: see the final adventure themed nursery!)
I really didn’t want our nursery to have a theme, mostly because I didn’t want these two boys to be stuck with something they didn’t even really want. I had thought about doing a cute little robot nursery, but I really didn’t want them to get robot stuff until the end of time. So I decided to go theme-less.
I had to have something to base the nursery around or else I’d go crazy trying to make it all work together. So I took clues from the rest of our home, which is a lot of blues, greens, and grays, and decided to go with an ever-so-slightly-modern-Norwegian-mountain-adventure feel to the room.
I love this idea because it hearkens back to our honeymoon in Norway, it brings the outdoors in and encourages adventure, plus it’s pretty vague so I don’t have to be too theme-y. Grab the mountain adventure prints I made for the nursery as well!
Supplies Needed to Make Geometric Mountain Art:
All that is to say that I started working on some mountain art. I’ve had these MDF triangles sitting around my studio from My Sister’s Suitcase for nearly a year now, not sure what I was going to do with them. I liked that they reminded me of a quilt and knew at some point they’d go on the wall. Then it hit me — I’ll make geometric mountains!
I painted the MDF triangles four colors to make the geometric mountains — teal, mint, and gold, plus white for the top pieces to evoke snow-capped peaks.
The gray wall behind the mountains acts as a fifth color. I played around with the layout until I was happy with the result. The whole set up is pretty large — six feet across! But if you know me, I love big art so this is perfect.
I used Command Strips and a long 48″ level to get the whole thing straight on the wall. The nice thing about the Command Strips is that they come right off if you need to reposition them! Right now the geometric mountains are hanging over my desk in my office, since the nursery isn’t quite ready for them.
These geometric mountains are just the first step in the nursery process, but I’m already envisioning a room full of adventure for our sons!
Comments & Reviews
I love it Cori! I think this is perfect. I can’t wait to see more. :)
I love it! it feels so YOU and whimsical for a nursery at the same time. it’s going to be such a fun thing for your kiddos to grow up looking at :)
Gilly @ Colour Saturated Life says
I just love this, what a cute idea and you are right they kinda do look like a quilt. Stunning!
Marie@The Interior Frugalista says
What a great idea – love the colors too!
This is absolutely adorable! I love how it’s both modern and sweet and I can’t wait to see the rest of your nursery come together!
Amanda @ Dwelling in Happiness says
Oh I just LOVE this!! I didn’t want much of a theme in my daughter’s nursery for the same reason. If you choose an “elephant” theme, then you’ll get elephant stuff up the wazoo! SO, we opted for a girly but not-too-girly peach and mint room with a hint of butterflies here and there. And we haven’t gotten 1 butterfly anything from anyone yet! ;) You did a great job on this, pinning!
Andie Conn says
This is genius! You’ve inspired me to start playing with paint chips (:
Holy buckets do I love this! Great job and it’s perfect for the nursery :)
This is one of the most modern and original nursery pieces of art I’ve seen. Love the colours you’ve chosen!
I completely agree about getting too “theme-y” in the nursery. I feel like I am labeling my child or something! I find your mountains very inspiring for both babies and grown ups. Have you seen “Liams Room for Adventure” on Apartment Therapy? Your adventure/slash mountains idea reminded me of it? Completely different color scheme and feel, but also cool…
Cori George says
That’s a great room! I love all of the details she put in there.
Rose's DIY Crafts, at FineCraftGuild says
Cori, I am soo into triangles these days, that I wonder what that is about. So immediately I spotted your project. I love it. Looks great from afar, and close-up also. It’s one of my favorite entries in the SHARE IT one more time – linky party so far. Thank you?!
Tabitha Blue says
Just love this!! Your boys are going to love their space… or at least you will love all the time spent in there with them :) Thanks for linking up with the #DreamCreateInspire blog hop!
It looks great. I love the colors and the idea itself. Geometric mountains. I am stopping by from the Pin Me Linky party.
Such a wonderful piece of art for a nursery – so sweet and the colors are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy
Lou Lou Girls says
I’m loving this! You always bring such amazing things to our party. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you tonight at 7 at our party. I can’t wait! Lou Lou Girls
Sheree Thomas says
I love how whimsical
Sheree Thomas says
I love your use of color and shapes. Soo cute.
keri @ shaken together says
I love the detail of the snow capped peaks and the color palette! It evokes mountains right away without them being too themed – great job!
Do you have the measurements of the individual triangles?
Cori George says
Hi Derek — they are 10.5″ wide and 5.25″ tall. Thanks!