Friday, January 14, 2011

Using vinyl as wallpaper!

When we first moved in, the rooms of our house were B.O.R.I.N.G. Something had to be done.

Read on for how I created this: 

Step 1, painting stripes! 

1. I taped a line from the base of our windows around the room, and painted everything from the tape down in light  sea green.

2. After it dried, I kept that line of tape on and taped from it to the ground every 8 in. (I chose 8" so I could still use a paint roller... lazy, but nice.)

3. In every other 8 in. section I painted a dark, glossy sea green (it was the painter's suggestion I use one color matte and the other color glossy, and it was so great!)

It was so easy! It took some patience and care, but it was finished in just a couple hours!                                                



Step 2, Add some personality!

I had recently seen a lot of decorating TV shows use vinyl to cut out custom images and words to create a beautiful wallpaper effect

The inspiration: 

But I wanted something a little more personal.... 

The  creation: 

I decided to put multiple quotes on our wall! We both love words, reading, music, scriptures, etc., so I wanted our bedroom to be more personal and romantic by adding quotes from some our favorite love songs and my favorite scripture in coordinating colors (I thought silver, lavender, and yellow would match the green well, and it does!) across from our bed. 

I love it! 

I also added a headboard for our bed in the same lavender color, just as an experiment. It's been up ever since, though, because it was easy as pie and looks so darn great! 

Oh the things you can do with some imagination and a vinyl cutter!

Do you just LOVE yours? 


1 comment:

  1. What a great idea to use vinyl as wallpaper!
    I love the quotes...

    Stop by my blog, if you want; I have a giveaway going at the moment..