Friday, November 12, 2010

Sshh! Princess's Sleeping!

I just love the vinyl lettering that you can apply right onto walls.  Long before the craze of Cricut's, Sillhouette's and other cutting machines that allow you to cut vinyl on a whim; my friend introduced me to this website:  It's a Sign!

Since I am not lucky enough to own one of the above mentioned machines, I still love to visit the website and covet the things I see there.  (I have neither enough money or wall space!)

So, I while back I made these for my daughters:

 (There's a lamp hanging directly above here, so the color is a little distorted.  The wall is actually lilac, as you will see in the next picture.)

My girls room is done in lilac and pink.  I picked out this design and simply put a request in the notes section detailing the colors I wanted when I paid for the order.  Lisa is great.  If you want something custom made, just contact her.

I originally intended to apply this vinyl directly to the wall but decided against it for two reasons.  First of all, we live in an old house and some of the walls have texture.  I was afraid the vinyl wouldn't stick properly.  (I was probably wrong - see below)  The second reason is that my girls share a room.  When I originally made these, my little one was in the crib and we weren't sure if we were going to end up with two twin beds or bunk beds and what configuration the beds were going to go in. I wanted to be able to move things around as needed. 

So, I ended up buying 2 white frames from Michaels.  I cut some scrapbook paper down to 11.5 x 11.5 to fit in the frame.  I selected a white background with subtle purple dots.  Then I laid the vinyl onto the paper.  Instructions are included.  Vinyl is repositionable on your wall, but you will need to be a little more careful on paper.  (If you notice, the design I actually chose has an oval around but I opted not to use that as it didn't fit in the frame)  I used some pink ribbon I had laying around and looped it through the existing hanger on the frame and tied it into a bow.  And voila - wall art for my two princesses!

Remember how I said I didn't think the vinyl would stick to the textured wall?  I found this vinyl princess castle set online and decided to give it a shot.  Not only did it stick just fine, my little one has peeled it off about a million times, and we have put it back up and it always stays!


Rebecca said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the princess castle set!

Megan Gunyan said... Best Blogger Tips

So precious! I love vinyl. You have put it to good use! (My daughter's name is Claire---great name!)