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Monday, June 2, 2014

HOME | MADE :: Decorating with Wallternatives Vinyl

     
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Today I am bringing you a special edition of my HOME|MADE series!  As you know last time we chatted, I was working on the bathroom & shared with you how I re-painted a bathroom cabinet but today we are on to another room in the house! One of my new favorite rooms! ;) 

This room "used to be" a formal dining room but I have recently converted it into a huge craft room and will be sharing those details later but for now I can share a peek with you, of a project I did on one of the walls in the room. I am super excited to share this new project I did with you, as I got to use a product from a wonderful company I had the pleasure of meeting at SNAP conference! 

For the longest time I have been trying to figure out what to put on the wall above this Expedit shelf . . . should I make a gallery wall? Should I hang a huge mirror? And what I have told myself lately is, when in doubt . . .do NOTHING! So nothing is what has been above this and I was tired of looking at the bare wall so when I met the people from Royal Design Studio at SNAP and they shared about the new Wallternatives line they were getting ready to launch, I knew this was it! I mean seriously, you have to check out all the designs they have available plus the different types of vinyl designs, they are all so cool!

What is Wallternatives you ask? Here is a description straight from them:
"Wallternatives™ ARE the artful alternative to ordinary walls. At Wallternatives™, our goal is to provide easily applied Pattern for the People™. That’s you! And not just any old patterns! We want you to have your choice of the most delightful pattern options, offered across a variety of material options to suit every design demand and surface requirement. We are committed to empowering you to create a home that is more colorful, more fun, more expressive, and more designed around “you” without investing a lot of time!"




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For this space, I chose a Designer Vinyl Decal called "Smell the Flowers wall decal". I chose to have the larger size made and followed the directions on how to apply a Wallternatives Designer Vinyl Wall Decal on their site and isn't this perfect? On these light grey walls, I decided on a white vinyl so it would be a soft subtle look and I LOVE it!

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I also really wanted to give this little area a "facelift" as I haven't liked what I had arranged on it for awhile now but then I got a few new things recently and thought it was time to re-work the area to get it looking better since the wall was looking so FAB! So re-arranged I did and now it's all good! Everyone loves to see a good "before" & "after" pics, so here they are . . . .


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I love how the new white bowl ties into the vinyl design on the wall and looks like it was made to go together! LOVE when things come together like this! The changes were subtle, some things were just moved, some were taken away but I think it looks streamlined and fresh! ;)

Another before and after side-by-side . . .

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Here is a photo of the vinyl before I applied it to the wall and right afterwards. I purposely placed the ends of the flower stems a little behind the shelf so it looked like it was coming up from behind it.



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And a few more shots all decorated and beautified! ;)

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So what do you guys think? Have you ever decorated using vinyl on your walls? Which design do you like from their amazing selection? I would love to know, so comment below as I am wanting to do another area as well and would love to hear what you like. Thanks for reading. xoxo

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50 comments:

  1. This is beautiful! I absolutely love this idea. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. ahhh thank so much Kimberley - I appreciate you saying that as I loved the way it turned out too! =)

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  2. What a difference Laura...brightens up the entire wall! Great product! Nice job!

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    1. I agree Melissa, totally gives this area the touch it needed. ;) Thanks

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  3. This is so awesome..perfect addition to this wall !

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  4. That looks really nice! I love working with decals.

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    1. Thank you so much! This was one of my first times using vinyl & they make it very easy to work with! Love that!

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  5. So pretty Laura! Decals are so fun to work with.

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    1. Thanks Toni - it was fun working with this - totally changes the look of the room!

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  6. WOW! It totally brightens up this area! What a difference! I love using vinyl so easy

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    1. You are so right Jennifer - it was super easy & glad I chose them! =) Thanks for checking it out!

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  7. Love it! I almost chose that one for my bathroom. I love it so much!!!

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    1. That's awesome - great minds huh? Can't wait to see what you are doing!

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  8. Very pretty! It really livens up the room!

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  9. Love it! And the bowl you added was the prefect touch! I've never put vinyl on my walls, but I've been wanting to for a long time. I need to check them out, thanks!

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    1. thanks so much Katie - you should really check out this company as it was easy to apply and won't damage the paint on the walls - BONUS! ;)

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  10. Cute! I love how it adds depth to the vignette without cluttering up tabletop space.

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    1. thanks so much Carmen - I agree, gives the space just what I was looking for! =)

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  11. Love meeting the peeps at Wallternatives. Endless possiblities with that fabulous stuff!

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    1. I know right - they were great right? Great people & great company! ;)

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  12. So loving this! The vinyl makes such an impact. :)

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    1. ahhh thanks so much for saying that! I think it made a world of difference & I love it! ;)

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  13. Love it! What a pretty space!

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    1. thanks so much - trying to get every space in my home just right & this was a step in the right direction! =)

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  14. These are beautiful - what a great way to decorate your space. thanks for sharing.

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    1. No thank you for checking it out! It really was a nice item to find & use as it worked out great!

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  15. That looks really pretty in the space! I just used Wallternatives to brighten up my gallery wall, too. They're great!

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    1. Thanks so much Heidi! I will have to check out what you did too! =)

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  16. What a great use of Wallternatives! They really make a difference in your space.

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    1. thanks Cori, I absolutely love what it did to this space - it's so fun!

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  17. I just love the flexibility of this. Looks great behind the book case!

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    1. thanks chris I appreciate that & yes, I love this little space now. =)

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  18. Thanks for sharing- Just starting to decorate my house so these will be great!

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    1. You are so welcome Jenny! Yes check them out as I promise they are easy & as you can see - pack a punch. ;)

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  19. Nice job! I love how you pulled it all together with your table decor. :)

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    1. Why thank you! I know how crazy is it that I had just received that white bowl for a bday gift & it matched perfectly! Love when that happens. ;)

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  20. I love how something as simple as vinyl can change a room!

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    1. Agreed! It was so easy & made such a difference! ;)

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  21. Love the white vinyl...it makes a statement without being too in your face!

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    1. thanks Carrie - that is exactly what I was going for that simple subtle look. ;)

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  22. Wow it is absolutely gorgeous I will have to check them out now that I have moved. Love what you did its a perfect addition to the wall so beautiful. Love how you re-organized and that bowl is amazing how it fits exactly. Great Job Laura! Love it!

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  23. Susan I appreciate the love and I agree with you that you SHOULD check them out as it was so easy & they have so many great designs to choose from. That bowl matching perfectly was a nice bonus to the overall finished product - love it.

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