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Topic: Wall Decals from dollar store contact paper... mushrooms, birds, and bonsai tree  (Read 20941 times)
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« on: September 28, 2008 02:23:29 PM »

OKay so this was ridiculously easy. Almost too easy. I've seen those blik wall decals that are like $30/pkg and I just cant swing that. So I used these tutorials from Threadbanger and Istructables to get the basic idea and went to town.


http://www.threadbanger.com/decor-it-yourself/episode/DEC_20080520
http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Vinyl-Wall-Art/


I purchased one roll of brown translucent contact paper from my local Dollar Tree. It turned out to be maybe 18" by 2'.

Our living room in the apartment is so freakin boring... I live with three guys between the ages of 21 and 25 so you can imagine the atrocity that is the living room. I added some mushrooms and grass growing from the couch and birds flying towards the sunset. although one of my roomates said they look like bats. Oh well.





(The glare cut this off a little. One thing about using dollar store contact paper is that its not matte.)

Then, feeling pumped up from that, I moved some posters in my and my boyfriend's room and put up a nice bonsai tree:(Excuse the boy. He was sleepy and wouldn't move out of the way.)





I love it! it really classes up the place  Wink


I did this as sort of practice for when we move in december... moving to a new house that my roommate bought... it has a separate apartment in the basement so he and his girlfriend are going to live upstars and me and my boyfriend have own own space in the basement. We already picked out paint colors and we have a lot of plans.  I want to do my bathroom in deep teal and white and do a giant peacock feather decal on the wall!!! I'm really excited, I drew up some sketches already Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2008 02:43:09 PM »

awesome!The bonsai tree is by far my favorite and I can't wait to see your new bathroom- it sounds exaclty like something I would do if I didn't have to deal with my husband having an opinion.
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« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2008 03:13:19 PM »

love the bonzai tree... and i saw that threadbanger episode as well... thanks podcast, lol!  anyway, great job Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2008 03:15:04 PM »

i can't wait to see your new bathroom Smiley also, love the living room decals
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« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2008 05:26:37 PM »

love it!!!
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« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2008 07:07:50 PM »

Those came out beautifully and I totally see birds not bats. Cheesy
Now I'm looking around my apartment and thinking about how to spruce it up too.
Thanks for posting this!
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« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2008 10:14:56 AM »

Those came out beautifully and I totally see birds not bats. Cheesy
Now I'm looking around my apartment and thinking about how to spruce it up too.
Thanks for posting this!

No problem! I'd love to see what you come up with!!!
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« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2008 08:51:13 PM »

Those are really neat.  Thanks for the link to the tuts.
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« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2008 04:30:37 PM »

Fantastic! I just bought some dollar tree white contact paper and am debating what to make!.... although, the boy has informed me that he wont live in a house with birds, or trees on the wall  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2008 09:04:15 AM »

I love your idea...for some reason I have this obsession w/ peacock feathers lately...

Great job on your "practice" decals too..you've inspired me!

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