Sunday, November 28, 2010

If It Was So Easy, Why Did It Take So Long???

I bought this vinyl art several months ago last Spring to put over my oldest daughter's bed. I mentioned it back in a post in June when I showed you her room.



Since we were planning to put our house on the market in July, I thought it would be better to make it as art so we could take it with us if the house sold. So, Mr. Fanatic glued two pieces of hardboard together.

I painted the hardboard with the same paint as what we painted my daughter's room.


This took me no time at all...so WHY did I wait so long?

Next, I cut apart the pieces of vinyl and placed them where I wanted them on the painted backerboard.

 I peeled of the thicker white paper backing and then burnished the vinyl onto the board through the see through thinner paper. Then I peeled the thin paper off.


Here's how it turned out. I will show you how it looks on the wall another time. Hopefully, it won't take me six months to put it up on the wall!!! LOL!!!
Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Pam


UPDATE: You can see the artwork on the wall by clicking HERE!














27 comments:

  1. It looks so simple. I've heard mixed things about these, a few people I've talked to had trouble applying them, but your brand looks pretty easy to work with. The result looks great too!

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  2. I love love love this idea! I realize it took a long time but it looks amazing!

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  3. What a great idea! Looks good!

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  4. Beautiful Pam! Your daughter must love it!
    Vanessa

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  5. Ilove these vinyl decals. I have used them several times.

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  6. so understated, and so lovely!! can't wait to see it on the wall! :)

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  7. That was a great idea to make the design portable. Love it. Linda

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  8. What a great idea! And it turned out wonderful!

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  9. Great idea to put it on a removable board- very smart cookie!!

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  10. This is fantastic! Thanks for linking it up!

    I'd love for you to check out my blog:
    http://vintagewannabee.blogspot.com/

    Mucho Love
    Nichelle

    P.S. I'm your newest follower!

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  11. This is so cute! I love vinyl. Seriously. I may have a slight addiction!

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  12. What a genius idea! Vinyl that will travel!!!

    I would be honored to have you add it to my blog party

    Amaze Me Monday Blog Party

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  13. Simple. Easy. Two great words.

    Mr. Gooddwill Hunting
    http://mrgoodwillhunting.blogspot.com

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  14. Very pretty! I'm thinking about doing something similar in my craft room.

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  15. That was beautiful! I design and cut vinyl, and I'll try making this one! Let me know if you ever need more vinyl!

    www.uvinyl.com
    www.uvinyl.blogspot.com

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  16. I think it is beautiful! I enjoyed visiting your blog!
    Sherry

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  17. It turned out great. I like the design. Hope you'll drop by and see our Christmas mantels. We're early this year. Jane

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  18. Wow, that DOES look easy. Very pretty results, too.

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  19. Its a big big WOWWWWWWWWWW Pam... but its unfair that you don't hang it :P... its difficult to wait for that... so much great ... so easy and the result is marvelous...

    http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
    Love
    Farah

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  20. This is a great project, Pam.
    Thank you for linking up to the first ever "Amaze Me Monday" blog party.

    You're the best!

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  21. Pam, why DID it take you so long? haha! This is fabulous. You have created a wonderful piece of art. Well done on this great bragable. Thank you for sharing on the Boardwalk Bragfest!

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  22. What a great project. I have laminate cabinets in my laundry room and I think I want to try and use that same design on them to spiffy them up a little. I'm a new follower, Yay!
    Brooke

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  23. It turned out great--thanks for sharing! I love branches and birdies.

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