I’ve talked about my house before and how we moved back into it after three years away and how we are making some updates to the house. One of the things about moving back into this house is that we are moving in with fewer family members, so we have extra rooms. I decided that I wanted to make one of the extra upstairs bedrooms my craft room, which is so awesome, but was going to take some work. It had been occupied by both my youngest child and my grandsons. One of the walls had a lot of issues, so my husband and I decided to try our hand at Wall Texturing. Actually, he already knew what he was doing, I had no clue.
Originally published February 2015, but their annual Elfa sale is back so I had to reshare!
For those of you that don’t know, we moved to Texas just over two years ago, and after 6 months our house was built here. Although our house is wonderful, there’s one big issue I have with it that can’t be changed: our tiny garage. Luckily I can make the most of it with some Budget Friendly Garage Organization!
Our garage is technically for 2-cars, but when we park the van inside, there’s about 2 feet between the van and the wall, then 3 feet between the front of the van to the door leading into our house. Tight squeeze! If we wanted to park Hubby’s car in the second bay, there’d only be about 2-3 feet between the vehicles….and we couldn’t have ANYTHING else in there. Needless to say, we just park the van in there and use the other side for the garbages, our extra fridge and freezer, plus our storage. Things like bikes, tools, paint (I have a slight paint hoarding problem), Christmas lights, yard supplies and other miscellaneous take up that side.
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As you can see in that picture, it was a DISASTER, and I couldn’t find anything easily! After over a year of dealing with the mess just getting worse, we decided to take advantage of the Elfa Storage sale at The Container Store….then we spent Valentine’s weekend fixing our cluttered garage problem! Now the second bay looks like this…
Such a difference, right?! And we still have plenty of space for other items as needed. I can find whatever I need, and don’t have to ‘forbid’ the kids from going out there, afraid the messy piles of stuff will swallow them!
Friday Night: We painted the walls
Yes, Hubby was trying to get a ‘butt shot’ but I was too busy to hold still 🙂 Guess he wants to get me back from the butt shot I took while working on our playroom Elfa storage!
Saturday: Install the Elfa Storage System
It was the perfect weather for just opening the garage doors and letting in the sun and fresh air. Loved it!
We could have had The Container Store install it for us, but it’s so simple we just did it ourselves!
Did you know that they’ll also help you design your space to fit your needs for FREE in their stores? That’s what we did…gave them measurements, they designed it, then we worked together switching pieces in/out until we fit the budget we were looking for. It’s so flexible…we still want to add a few shelves later, but it can wait!
Hubby did really good fitting the top shelf PERFECTLY above the garage door, so it doesn’t touch at all as it opens/closes.
We used some of our supplies to adjust our shelving to the perfect height.
Then: Organize it All Easily!
Now I don’t have to kick things out of the way to get into our freezers, and have room to place things (and a table!) when putting away groceries. The kids can easily pull out their bikes and helmets, and I can grab the stroller super quick whenever I need it.
We have perfect spots lower for the kids’ outdoor toys, and can keep the chemicals and things higher out of their reach.
I even have a work table out here, with shelves at just the right height for my painting supplies. Told you I had a paint problem…and this isn’t even all of it, yet!
I can even get the hose and outdoor brooms by myself now, instead of begging Hubby to go dig them out!
Look at all that organized space…I’m totally in love with my garage! As sad as I am that we can’t fit our 2nd vehicle in here, at least it can now be used for some great storage.
Between our playroom, some for my craft room and now our garage….we sure have loved using Elfa to help us organize! And guess what? The Container Store has extended their annual Elfa SALE! So hurry in and take advantage of the 30% off now until March 2nd….believe me, you’ll love it!
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Do your kids still prefer a little light as they sleep, or even just as they’re falling asleep? Mine do, but most lamps are pretty boring! I decided to add some fun into their room with this DIY Peter Pan’s Shadow Nightlight makeover! Plus – a GIVEAWAY! We all love those, right?!
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It’s been about a year since I remodeled the boys’ bedroom into a Pirate theme, so it’s about time I did something about their nightlight! With the whole Neverland/pirate thing going on, I couldn’t think of anything more appropriate than Peter Pan’s shadow hanging out on their wall!
- Peter Pan Silhouette
- Marker for tracing
- Paint (grey) and brush
- GE Align™ PM LED Light Bulb
Ever since we started using this new light bulb, the kids have seemed to have an easier time falling asleep at night. I think it’s because the NEW GE Align™ PM LED Light Bulb helps to promote the body’s natural sleep cycle by producing a low amount of blue light versus an ordinary light bulb, causing the body to produce more melatonin (sleep hormone).
Since I love using Amazon.com for as much of my shopping as possible, I ordered it right from there using my Prime membership! You can find it on Amazon.com right HERE. If you haven’t used Amazon.com before, you definitely should because it’s AWESOME! They have practically everything, great prices, and I can order it right from my house (in my yoga pants, if I want) and it ships super quick.
- Cut out your Peter Pan Silhouette, and place it on your projector. Since I wanted my shadow up along the top of the wall and ceiling, I had to prop it up a bit. (I used their Pirate Treasure Chest to prevent it from tipping OVER). This is what this section looked like before…..
- Use your marker to trace the outline of the shadow on your wall/ceiling. I used a grey one so it would blend in with the paint best, and not have funny edges.
- Once you’ve got your full outline done, paint it in! I did a grey color, like a shadow.
- Once it’s dry, you’re good to go!
I love that even if you turn OFF all the lamps at night, it REALLY looks like a shadow still! Sorry it’s blurry – I had to take this when my kiddos were asleep and didn’t want to wake them up.
GE Align™ also sells AM LED Light Bulbs, which help promote the body’s natural wake cycle – also available on Amazon.com! Be sure to check out more great lighting options at http://cbi.as/56dh. I’d love to hear your favorite!
What shadow design would YOU choose to do?
Other fun DIY projects…
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Have you ever wanted to do a specific design on your walls, but the thought of doing each piece by hand made you want to cry? That’s how I felt when I decided to make my kids’ playroom wall look like bricks…old, sloppy bricks (that still looked fabulous)! Luckily, you can Easily Make a Brick Wall with Stencils from Royal Design Studio!
When we bought our house, the biggest reason we chose this specific floor plan was because of the HUGE loft upstairs, knowing this would be the playroom while the kiddos are younger. The last couple months I’ve been working on remodeling it to be more fun, organized and look AMAZING! After I painted the yucky, builder-grade wall a nice grey color to install our new shelving area, I got ready to create a ‘brick’ look on the rest.
Before the Brick Wall Look…
My go-to place for stencils is, of course, Royal Design Studio. They have an amazing selection, and I know my chances of finding exactly what I need for a project are high. Sure enough, I browsed through and found their Mosaic Stencil (in large) that would be PERFECT for a brick wall! I contacted their amazing staff (seriously, they’re all super friendly and helpful!) and got started right away…
Although in their project images they have the lines running up and down, for the brick look I did mine horizontal. I loved the variety of shapes and sizes, since I needed it to look NOT perfectly matched. I went one shade darker than my wall for the majority of the ‘bricks’, then two shades from that for some.
Originally, I considered just doing the one color….
Not quite the ‘POW’ amazing look I was going for…it needed that other coloring for some accents and variety! Much better, right?!
Since I didn’t decide this until later, I did things the REALLY hard way and went back over for the dark ‘bricks’ by hand….every single dark one you see wasn’t roller, it was a brush.
So the EASY way to do it, other than make up your mind before the ‘end’, is to follow one (or more) of these great stenciling tutorials from Royal Design Studio.
After the Brick Wall Look…
Check out my cute little photo-bomber in this picture….he LOVES the new look of their playroom!
I seriously can’t WAIT to finish the entire playroom remodel! Still a lot to do, but it’s going to knock your socks off, so be sure to check back! And the next time you have a fun project you want to make simpler and look FABULOUS, check out the selection at Royal Design Studio!
Other Royal Design Stencil Projects I’ve done
Who else here is totally in love with The Container Store? I definitely am, since it makes organizing my entire home SO MUCH easier! In fact, Hubby and I just ordered one of their ELFA units (huge sale going through February 11th!) so we can tackled the kids’ terribly messy loft playroom! I can’t wait to share that with y’all….but in the meantime, I’ll share this totally fabulous giveaway for $100 to The Container Store!
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I’m sure you’ve seen plenty of fun spoon wreaths all over the internet, and if you’re like me you’re totally intimidated! I love them, but kept putting off actually creating one because I hate complicated projects. When I finally just bucked up and did one, I was happily surprised that it was really simple! Don’t believe me? Check out this beautiful Frozen Inspired Spoon Wreath I made! Plus a GIVEAWAY!!!
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I’ve been wanting something to go over Wonder Woman’s bed since I made her Frozen Bedroom. I originally put our wreath up there, but it was heavy and after it fell down right onto her pillow once (luckily NOT while she was in bed), I removed it. It left a big blank space that was designed for a nice focal point….yuck! So when I finally convinced myself to try making a spoon wreath, I knew exactly where it would go!
- Plastic spoons….LOTS
- Spray paint(s) of choice
- Wire Cutters
- Hot glue/gun
- Vinyl lettering/design
- Ribbon, for hanging
Note: I did a really large wreath, and used about 135ish spoons.
- Using wire cutters, clip off the handles from your spoons. Wear gloves (like gardening gloves) to protect your hands from blisters! Careful, as little shards might clip off occasionally. Lay your finished spoons out and spray paint your base color. I did a light blue, then sprayed them all with a sparkle. (I finish the edges later with a silver, read on). Allow to dry, so they’re not still sticky!
- I recommend spray painting your cardboard, in case there’s gaps. I sprayed my spoons over cardboard, so just cut my circle from that. You can also use foam board, if you prefer. Get your cardboard/foam circle and, starting from the OUTSIDE edge, hot glue your spoons into place. Work around the outside edge, then move in slightly for your next layer to overlap the bottom.
- Just keep gluing, just keep gluing! Go until you have the center that will fit your mirror. This is where I took my finished spoon part and just sprayed silver AT AN ANGLE towards the outside row. It gave it a little dimension!
- Once it’s all dry, work on your mirror. Get your vinyl lettering or design (I printed mine on my Silhouette Cameo) and place it carefully on your mirror. Paint over it and allow to dry. I did two coats to ensure smooth coverage. Make sure it’s fully dry before moving on!
- Very carefully peel off the vinyl. If there’s any goofs, just touch it up with a tiny bit of paint.
- Take little pieces of cardboard/foam board and hot glue them in a stack in the center of your wreath. This is so the mirror can go in place overlapping the spoons (to avoid gaps) and lay nicely flat. I had to use about 4-5 squares of cardboard to get mine the appropriate height. Hot glue the mirror down. Hot glue some ribbon to the back in a loop for hanging.
I’m thrilled with how beautiful the wreath turned out!
Once I get to remodel my master bedroom, I’m totally doing another one! I love that you can customize these to fit your preference of color, design, size….even the center can be switched from a mirror to a photo, or whatever you feel like. Now Wonder Woman has a pretty focal point over her headboard, and it’s lightweight so I’m not worried about it falling down on her during the night!
More Frozen Fun from Get Away Today
Our friends at Get Away Today are full of Frozen excitement lately! First of all, here’s 3 Easy Frozen Inspired Ways to Give a Disney Vacation! They even have a free printable letter from Elsa you can print off. Super cute!!!
They’re also spilling the beans on More Frozen Fun coming to Disneyland in 2015! I’m super excited about this one because we’ll be going next October….Woot Woot! Head on over to their blog to learn all the ‘chillingly’ awesome details!
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Holy cow, y’all, I’m so stinkin’ excited to share my most recent project! I’ve been putting it off for a couple months, actually, but finally decided to just buck up and do it. A mere 2 hours later we had this beautiful light decoration for my daughters room! Now you can Make Your Own Frozen Chandelier in no time at all!
I’m not sure if it was listening to Idina Menzel’s Holiday Wishes CD that really put me in a holiday ‘Frozen’ mood, or I was just tired of looking at these supplies in a pile on the craft room floor, begging me to create something fabulous. Either way, I’m so glad I got around to re-doing this chandelier for Wonder Woman’s Frozen themed bedroom!
The original Frozen light fixture project we did was still beautiful and fun, but after awhile I decided it needed a change. More sparkle, more spunk. With all the holiday bobbles going on major sales, why not run out and buy the few supplies you need and whip this baby up? Seriously, it took me less than two hours. Can’t get much easier than that!
- Hoop, wire circle…something to use as the round ‘frame’
- Blue Spray paint (if needed to paint your ‘hoop’)
- Fake icicle/jewel type garland
- Silver/white wire or thick thread
- Glittery snowflakes
- Silver, white, blue (various shades) mini ornaments in various sizes
- If desired, sparkly tinsel in white, silver or blue
- Thick ribbon or pretty rope for hanging
- If your hoop/circle needs a color fix, spray paint it now so it has time to dry. I got a clearance Halloween wreath frame for $1, but it was orange. A quick spray paint job and it was a fabulous blue!
- Take your icicle garland thing and loop it randomly around the hoop, some dangling, all the way around. I recommend hanging it up to your light fixture now, so the garland doesn’t tangle and it’s easier to attach the next strand of things.
- If you also got some tinsel type things, now’s the time to weave it in, over, and around your hoop. I chose to skip this, even though I had some pretty white snowy stuff. Then take your silver thread/wire and string on the little ornaments and glittery snowflakes. Tie the wire securely around each item so they stay in place and don’t just slide on down. Do random orders of sizes and colors.
- Now use the wire (or extra pieces) to tie it randomly around the hoop. Let some hang down on the sides and across the middle.
That’s it! Now you have an absolutely beautiful, fun and Frozen chandelier! Use it to decorate a bedroom, as holiday decor, or even for fun parties! Here’s a view from beneath…imagine seeing this pretty image while you’re laying down to sleep at night, or to wake up to in the morning!
Wonder Woman was super excited when she came home from school to this surprise. Another early Christmas present for her (besides the Gameband for Minecraft), the lucky duck! She’s very loved and blessed, can ya tell?
I have to tell you, I was slightly nervous as to how well our DIY Pirate Ship Bed would hold up against our 3-year-old…but it’s been fantastic! Very sturdy, and no issues at all. Well, except for Hubby knocking over the spyglass once, but easily repaired!
This part of my boys’ Pirate Bedroom Makeover was super easy (most of it was, but this one especially). I was so relieved, being a little tired from the DIY Pirate Treehouse! They are so in love with their room and beds, though, that any work put into it was well worth it! Now YOU can learn how to turn a basic twin-sized bed into a fun DIY Pirate Ship Bed, too!
Note: Our bed had a basic wood board frame already, so you may have to get a couple more boards than we did. Also, your bed may vary in height and such, so be sure to measure lots so you get the correct pieces!
- Two 24″ x 24-28″ boards. These make the front of the boat
- Two hinges. For the front of the boat pieces to hook together
- Wood screws/screwdriver
- Tall board for mast. I did 60″ x 5″
- Two thin pieces of board for mast. I used 40″ x 2″
- Black, Red and White cheap plastic tablecloths, for mast. Can use fabric, if preferred.
- Tape, for attaching tablecloths
- Cardboard pieces, to cover the hole at the front of bed where the spyglass will go.
- Paint any/all pieces, if you want them to match.
- Attach your tall board for the mast. I sat it directly above the head board and fastened it with wood screws all up it.
- Use more wood screws to attach the two thin boards across the tall board for the mast. These give you something to attach your tablecloths/fabric to.
- I used tape to attach the black, red and white tablecloths (cheap plastic…but it works great) to the backside of the two thing boards.
- For the front of the Pirate Ship Bed, use wood screws to attach the two square-ish boards to the end of the bed posts. Use the hinges to connect the boards together at the tip. To cover the gaping hole between the foot of bed and tip, I just hot glued in some cardboard pieces.
- I looped a random piece of cardboard up on the end and hot glued it to the other cardboard pieces, then hot glued a Spyglass on top of it (to make your own spyglass, check out the tutorial from our Pirate Party).
- I then added decor such as this captain’s wheel (found on Amazon), and one of the banners leftover from the Pirate Party. For the palm tree, I just painted some triangle-tube boxes we had laying around (from an Amazon order, probably), attached them together and to the wall, then cut out green poster board into leaves.
So simple and VERY cost effective! The boys LOVE their Pirate Ship Bed! They’re STILL constantly in their room playing pirates…and yes, bedtime is still a bit of a struggle because they’d rather play in their room than sleep.
Okay, I think I’m recovered from our huge remodel of my boys’ room and ready to spill the beans on how we turned their standard bunk bed into a DIY Pirate Treehouse!
For those of you that saw my grand revel of their Pirate Bedroom Makeover, you saw some pics of our final DIY Pirate Treehouse. The kids love it! And although there was quite a bit of heavy lifting (try getting that huge board up there and holding it still while your hubby screws it to the posts – not easy), it actually didn’t take very long!
- One 79.5″ x 43″ board. This will be the large side on the top of the treehouse
- One 25″ x 48″ board. This connects to the large board on top, on the side by the stairs.
- Two 20″ x 32″ boards. These will be the two front sides on the bottom of the treehouse.
- Four corner bracks (L-brackets), about 2 to 2 1/2 inches long. This hold the top boards to the wall and together.
- Four thick board pieces, about 1-2 feet long and at least 1″ thick.
- Paint or stain of choice, and painting supplies
- Screws appropriate length for going securely through pieces, but not sticking through causing a pointy/sharp hazard
- Sand paper for smoothing rough spots
- Wood filler, if you want to cover the screw holes
- Paint all of your boards and pieces your color/stain of choice. I did both sides, but you can choose.
- Attach the two bottom bunk font sides first. I recommend measuring very well (always), cutting your windows, and then attaching them securely to the side posts and the top post (between the bottom of the top bunk and the top of the bottom bunk). Be sure your screws don’t poke through, causing a scratching hazard!
- Measure the top piece VERY carefully (you don’t want to have to re-do this), and cut out your windows. We attached screws to the two end-side posts (several screws all up the posts), and then screws to a post that was in the middle, also. Note: We accidentally secured our large board completely BEFORE cutting our windows. This made it much more challenging…so learn from our mistake!
- Carefully align the top bunk end piece, that goes next to the stairs. Screw it into posts on both sides.
- Use your board pieces now. Use 2 to attach the corner/L-brackets to, fastening the large board on one side to the wall. Then use the other 2 so the corner/L-brackets can secure the large board and end board together. Like this….
- Once we completed adding our extra pieces, I realized that the color difference between the bunk bed and boards was going to drive me BONKERS! So I painted the bunk bed areas that were visible. Notice the contrast in the photos two up? Now look after I painted the areas that showed: I purposely only did one coat, because I liked the streaked look. Made it seem more of a ‘handmade tree house’ that way.
- Now all you have left is basic clean up (sand rough edges, paint touch ups, vacuum any mess, etc.), puddy/paint over the screws (if you want), put the mattresses/bedding (may have to lift the top mattress OVER the top big board like we did….carefully measure BEFORE putting the board up so you know you have room!), and decorate as you’d like!
They LOVE having the windows…and it makes it much easier to check on the boy on the top bunk at night.
Green Lantern was very happy about his new bed…but not how I had his blankets, so he had to fix that asap!
Traffic jam on the stairs!
I’m THRILLED with how this turned out, and think this adds so well to the boys Pirate Bedroom Makeover!
Please remember, your measurements may be very different than ours. I’m just explaining how we made ours work, but because there are so many factors that can differ, please plan your DIY Pirate Treehouse very carefully. We assume no responsibility to any injuries or other harm that may come from following this tutorial, as it simply is explaining what WE did. Build yours at your own risk.
You know those moments when you’re so relieved, it’s like you can hear angels singing? Ya, that’s what I heard when I FINALLY finished my Pirate Bedroom Makeover for my three boys!
Even though it just took a chunk of our ‘free time’ (who really has free time, anyway, right?) for the past 2 months, it was some HEAVY work at times. When I did my girl’s Frozen Inspired Bedroom, it took awhile and some decent work, but a big chunk of this was MANUAL LABOR. So although it was a lot of fun, I’m totally feeling relieved right now!
Since there were SO MANY ideas I wanted to put into this room, be prepared for a LOT of pictures! They’re awesome, though, so just enjoy right along with me!
First up is the Treehouse Bunk Bed….yup, this was a major part of the HEAVY work I was talking about! We took a generic bunk bed and made it super fun for the boys. Like their own pirate-y clubhouse!
If you have young boys close in age, like my twins and youngest, and they share a fun bedroom…you’ll understand that there WILL be fights over which bed each one gets. And it’ll change all the time as to which they want! So we plan on having them all switch every couple weeks, and will hopefully avoid all that drama.
Here’s the 3rd bed: plain wood bed turned into awesome Pirate ship, complete with a mast & sail!
The boys especially love having the spyglass on the end of the ship…have to watch out for Captain Hook, after all!
Our puppy was so curious as to the going-ons in here, she managed to photo bomb a couple times! Curious little puppy!
The ship wheel on the wall was just about $14 on Amazon, and it’s just simple plastic and hangs easily for a bit of decoration.
Remember the Pirate Growth Chart I did quite awhile back…….
It’s finally in a permanent location, and looks rather nice against the Pirate Direction Sign! Also appearing in our decor tour today is this AMAZING Pirate Direction Sign….and guess what, it’s not wood! Yes, another tutorial on this coming soon!
A Pirate Bedroom wouldn’t be complete without some dueling swords, of course!
Although my youngest would LOVE to play with this map all day, just like Cubby on Jake & the Neverland Pirates, I think it’s safest decorating above their dresser (plus, he has about a dozen more!).
Our Chore Rewards Treasure Chest has a perfect spot in this room! Now to get it filled with more gold doubloons…
Many of the banners, and even some of the decor, I was able to reuse from Green Lantern’s 3rd birthday party last month. Not to sound repetitive, but posts for his Pirate Party coming to the blog soon! HAHAHA…ya, we’re a pirate-y bunch lately!
Maybe instead of ‘take a break’ when my kids misbehave too much, I should make them ‘Walk the Plank’! But then they’ll probably misbehave even more so they CAN do that.
For some fun, we moved the boys into another room while we did this entire Pirate Bedroom Makeover. Meaning they didn’t see ANY OF IT the entire time, until we did a grand reveal for them. This was their reactions….
Sorry for the blurry photo there…but he was all excited and bouncing up and down!
Yes, the dog even climbed the stairs to the top bunk of the Treehouse to join all the excitement! The boys were STOKED for their new room, and have begged to play in there ever since.
*I received a free product for review. However, all opinions, thoughts and comments are entirely my own. I will never share anything I don’t personally use and love.
Wow, guys, I’m totally stoked! For the past two months, Hubby and I have been spending our ‘free’ hours working on a Pirate Bedroom makeover for our three boys. It’s been quite the project, and I can’t wait to show you the grand reveal tomorrow (so be sure to check back)! Today I get to share an AMAZING part of the makeover….Royal Design Stencils!
When I started planning out this bedroom project, I knew I wanted to use a stencil on the walls. I also knew that I absolutely LOVE Royal Design Stencils, so of course was going to browse their selections first! If you remember my girl’s Frozen Bedroom Makeover, I used Royal Design’s Starry Moroccan Night Stencil for her accent wall. It was so easy, and turned out so beautifully! So to their website, I went!
I was worried, though….WHAT exactly was I looking for, that could be a good fit for a pirate bedroom? They have a LOT of amazing stencils to choose from, but I was looking for something JUST RIGHT. Then it happened…I found it! The absolute PERFECT stencil for the boys’ bedroom! There was no question, Royal Design’s Pro Bamboo Trellis Stencil was THE ONE!
One of the many things I love about Royal Design Studios is their customer service. I’ve spoken with some of their staff at my recent SNAP! Conference, recently when I tried the company’s new Wallternatives (remember the adorable Owl Bedroom for my cousin?), and then when discussing a stencil for this bedroom. They’re SUPER friendly, and sincerely care about their customers! They also ship your orders really fast, so I didn’t have to wait too long before starting on this major bedroom makeover!
The stencils are very sturdy (I did all but one wall in this bedroom, and it’s still top shape!). I really appreciate the guidelines on all of their stencils, so it’s no issue lining it up as you move along the wall. You can get the perfect alignment every time! Just tape the stencil to the wall, paint over the stenciled lines, wait a bit for it to dry more, then move on to the next section. If you need to clean some paint off the stencil, just wipe it off nice and smooth. Told you….these stencils make it easy for you! Can you tell where the stencil connects on the walls in this pic….?
I can’t, either! And if you do make a little mistake, just get a little brush and touch it up. No worries!
Seriously, this pirate bedroom wouldn’t be NEARLY as cool if it weren’t for the fun stenciled walls. I just LOVE it! I cannot say enough good about these stencils (and yes, I’ve used stencils from another company before, and they didn’t work very well!), or about Royal Design Studios. They’re my #1 go-to place for stencils, and I’m already planning more fun projects using them!
GUESS WHAT ELSE?! They’re going to be giving away one of their FABULOUS stencils to one of you lucky readers next week! So be sure to come back next Thursday the 19th for your chance to win your choice of a Royal Design Studio Stencil to do your own fun project!
I received these Wallternatives free of charge to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% my own.
Okay, so I’ve been dying counting down the days until I got to share this with you guys! It’s a brand new product line launching TODAY! Seriously, look at how dang stinkin’ cute these Wallternatives Wall Decals are!!!
Just LOOK at that adorable fabric decor! Yes, I just said FABRIC decor. LOVE IT! So first, backstory time: I was first introduced to Royal Design Studios Stencils when I used their Starry Night Moroccan Stencil for my girl’s FROZEN bedroom. I fell in love with their stencils, and was stoked that they were at SNAP! Conference that I attended at the end of April.
At the conference, they were showing us the preview for their AMAZING Wallternatives line! After looking through their many fantastic designs, I was just like Oh. My. Gosh! THEY HAVE OWLS! Anyone that knows my aunt (who lives down the street), she loves owls. Borderline obsessed. So guess what her sweet little girl’s room is done in? Yup, OWLS! I saw that Wallternatives has these adorable Colorful Owls WallPrints™ Fabric Decals and KNEW I had to decorate my cousin’s room with them.
I said it before, and I’ll say it again: SO STINKIN’ CUTE!!! I’m in love with these….not only because they’re absolutely adorable and fun, but they’re also easily applied. You know how sometimes regular vinyl will fold onto itself and then you’re just like ‘well, that sucks’ and have to throw it out, or rip it? NOT THESE! Seriously, they could stick together, and you just smoothly and easily pull them apart and continue with your decorating.
You can also layer the pieces together, like I did with the owl sitting on this branch and the leaves on the branch. They’re actually SEPARATE pieces, but I placed them together. Of course, I didn’t get it perfectly the way I wanted it the first try, so just pulled them apart and tried again until I found the layout I was hoping for.
Another feature I’m stoked for is that they’re able to be REAPPLIED again and again, as long as the adhesive is clean. They don’t get stronger over time, so after 10 years you can go ahead and switch them around without having to scrape them off your walls. Yup, flexibility and not having to fully commit to a layout is fabulous with me!
Worried about the safety factor (what mom isn’t)? No worries here! This material is US patented, green and non-toxic. There’s no PVC, Phthlates, Clycol-ether or Formaldehyde. It’s environmentally friendly and bio-degradable over time.
Know what ELSE they have along with their Wallternatives line? ChalkTalk Chalkboard Art! I can’t wait to get my hands on some of that and have fun with it in my craft room, the kids’ play room….everywhere!
So head on over to Wallternatives and check out their fabulous products for yourself….see which one (or which MANY) you fall in love with!