I have a brick wall outside my kitchen window. It’s ugly. I am sure most of us – certainly in the UK where houses are generally built close together have a brick wall to look at.

I’d paint it if I could be sure that it wouldn’t look rubbish and trust me, if I painted it, it would look rubbish.

Brilliant Idea #316 is a paint by numbers mural kit.

paint by numbers

You could choose from lots of scenes. What you get is a large format image like this one to the right that has an adhesive coating so you stick it your wall, then with a scalpel you cut and peel off the shapes, number /colour by number / colour and paint them in.

I guess you could even provide a service where someone can upload a photo and, using software, create and print off the pain by numbers sheet.