Etsy – Your Place for Vinyl Wall Decals

November 8th, 2012

A beautiful baby nursery is so easy to create with the use of vinyl wall decals found on Etsy.  Vinyl decals are super easy to apply, affordable and remove easily without damaging the walls.  Vinyl wall decals allow you express your vision with style.  The room you create will be one of a kind and Etsy is the perfect place to visit for all things handmade.  Designers work with you to personalize custom products made just for you.  Many products are priced comparable to store bought but with loads of love.  As an Etsy seller, I put my heart and soul into every item I ship.  I want it to be perfect and to put a smile on the face of my buyer.

 

One Etsy shopper contacted me about an item I had listed in my Etsy shop.  She liked what she saw but wanted it altered to meet her vision.  She was so excited that she shared photos of her beautiful baby nursery finished with personalized handmade art for the wall.  This princess decal is available for you to personalize too. Visit my Etsy shop at TheDecalGirl to purchase the Personalized Little Princess Vinyl Wall Decal.

 

I’ve met so many wonderful people on Etsy.  Helping them create their vision has been a heartwarming experience.  Personalized decals are my favorite.  They are great for girls and boys and teens and tweens. They make wonderful gifts;  for Christmas, for moms to be, for teachers and for weddings.  You can use decals to decorate the nursery, the playroom, the foyer, the master retreat, the bathroom, the bedroom, and the kitchen.  Because they remove easily without damage to the walls, I works with a lot of girls decorating their dorm rooms and apartment dwellers.  My designer decals can be seen in restaurants, catering displays, front doors, and even cars.

 

Vinyl Decals . . . the easy way to decorate without paint . . . the possibilities are simply endless.

Paris-Inspired Bedroom – Decorate With Decals

March 16th, 2011

This is not the typical little girl pink and black Paris-Inspired bedroom but rather, a grown up, lavish, french decor style.  I don’t know why I use birds when decorating the walls of a Paris-Inspired bedroom but it works for me.  I mean really . . . . what do birds have to do with Paris?  Do birds invoke a feeling of romance?  Is it because the birdcage is wire? 

I have no idea, no logical reason but, I love, love, love birds in a french boudoir.

I’ve tried this hanging birdcage vinyl wall decal design using multiple colors, brown for the branch, blue for the birds; but the simplicity of black is truly my favorite.  Is black regal or is it the elegance of black and white/cream?  This look is truly luxe.

Decorator STYLE tip:  Take an element of the design and place it randomly.  Put a bird in the closet or the adjoining bath or in the hallway by the door entering the room.  Here we’ve placed a bird on top of the door frame.  It creates a little unexpected surprise.

Pink and Brown Polka Dot Bedroom

March 13th, 2011

Think stencils as an easy & affordable way to finish any room.  One of the great things about stencils is that you can do them in whatever color or shade you choose.  Craft acrylic paints are the perfect choice for stenciling and with hundreds of colors from which to choose, you will usually find the perfect match to fabrics or accessories in the room.  

A great color combo for a 2011 teen bedroom – bubble gum pink and chocolate brown!  This is a teen bedroom idea with syle!  Polka Dot Style with big dots or circles scattered all over the walls!  The polka dot circles were created using a traditional wall stencil because we want to repeat them over and over.  Traditional stencils are cut on a plastic mylar which can be used multiple times and washed if necessary.  Our polka dot cirlce stencil is a sticky stencil.  It’s cut on a sticky back mylar so the stencil sticks to the wall like a post-it note eliminating the need for stencil spray adhesive.  Use the roller stenciling technique to make this job speedy.  “It’s a girl thing!” was stenciled on the wall using a one-time use vinyl stencil but you could just as easily apply a vinyl wall decal.

The bedding shown is Mod Dots Pink Polka Dot by JoJo Designs.

Girls Gone Wild

February 2nd, 2011

. . . wild for a pink zebra room!

Take a peak at Maddie’s new room.  She loves all things pink and zebra.  Her passion – gymnastics.  So when Grandma announced her gift for Christmas was to let the three sisters reDecorate their bedrooms, Maddie went a little wild.

A decorative painter was hired who called StencilsAndDecals to cut one-time use vinyl stencils to complete the project.  We incorporated Maddie’s Style into the room.  Maddie loves the mod look so she chose peace signs, a hip 70’s  retro style font for her name, our new Zebra Stripe border stencil and a custom gymnast design.  We then “zebrafied” a heart for the graphic boder.

The color palette – two shades of Sherwin Williams pink paint were chosen for the walls.   The top was painted with the lighter shade SW6849 Partytime and the bottom painted with SW6854 Impatient Pink. 

Our Zebra Stripes stencil was used to paint the white border for a dramatic designer look. 

The designing didn’t stop there.  Every girly loves to doodle and a custom chalkboard was installed.  Accomplish this by using either chalkboard paint or give us a call to place a custom order for chalkboard vinyl.  Chalkboard vinyl can be cut in all kinds of nifty shapes or if you choose a standard square or rectangle shape; get Dad involved and have him paint molding and add a frame as shown .

Maddie’s room is beautiful . . . just another wild, affordable, and easy way to decorate with paint!

Stenciled Elegance

January 17th, 2011

Once upon a time, I had a retail stencil shop in Chesterfield, Missouri which gave me the opportunity to meet so many talented people.  Partners -n- Paint was a partnership of great girls, who truly are decorative painting pro’s.  They had two favorite Heart of the Home stencils that they purchased over, and over, and over, again. They would tell me they used them so much, they just wore them out.  Here’s an example of the stencils shown decorating the walls of  a St. Louis area interior design showroom. 

Rococo Panel A #1650 and Rococo Panel B #1651 were stacked to create a kind of damask stripe on the wall.  The walls were faux finished and then stenciled with glaze rather than paint for a softer look.  They then removed the stencil and highlighted the edges on one side using a mixture of paint and glaze applied with an artist brush. Now get out the hot glue gun and bling it up!  They finished by embellishing the design with jewels purchased at a local craft store.

We are so lucky to live in a world of convenience.  In the old days, if you were out & about and saw inspiration, you had to either carve the image into your memory bank or run home, get your camera and go back.  Today we just hold up our phone and click.  Image captured.  With a picture, I share!   Hopefully, I “Inspire!”

A special thank you to Melodie Shocklee and Dawn Hoeber of Partners -n- Paint for making Heart of the Home Stencils look so elegant and beautiful.

I see the moon . . . Baby Nursery

January 16th, 2011

One morning, a few years back a customer called our studio with a question.  She asked if stencil #1735 I See the Moon would make a good border.

 

Hhhhmmm, now the way the stencil is cut, the way I envisioned it to be used is as a focal point above a crib or dresser.  Personally, I thought the letters rather small for using as a border and I shared my honest opinion.   The debate went on . . . . . I couldn’t change her mind and you know, the customer’s always right, right?  I told her that when she was done, to please send a picture, I’d love to see the finished room. 

A month or so later, a photo arrived.  WOW!  The customer, Cindy Villa was RIGHT! Here’s her Nursery Project. 

What a great way to make small letters look larger.   She taped out what looks to be a 6+ inch border, painted it dark blue then cut the stencil apart and placed the poem in the painted area scattering random stars in both the border and on the wall.  A ribbon border similar to #1719 Squiggle Border was used to edge both sides of the painted section and #1731 Hanging Star completes the theme.

We were so impressed we included Cindy’s photo as an “Inspire” idea in our print catalog for years and now we are adding it to our blog.  It’s one of those timeless themes that’s just perfect for a decorating a baby nursery.