Make It: DIY Colorful Row House Wall Art

diy colorful row house wall art
photo: Vintage Revivals

This has got to be one of the most fun and clever ways to add color when decorating that I have seen. And it looks so easy! And it’s removable!      


diy colorful rowhouse wall art
photo: Vintage Revivals

I never thought to paint on black vinyl decals, but Mandi from Vintage Revivals did it and it looks fantastic! She played off their black color to make these charming row houses and they’re just perfect for a child’s bedroom! Continue Reading

Roundup: 7 Fabulous Faux Headboards

created at: 02/15/2012

Whether you call them trompe l’oeil or faux, these plastered-right-on-the-wall headboards are the three C’s: clever, cute and CHEAP!

I’m not sure about having chalk dust rain down upon my bed, but the idea of changing up the style of my headboard with just one swipe of a chalkboard eraser is very appealing! Spotted at Examiner

50 Brilliant and inspiring headboard ideas for DIY

Sara made her faux headboard using self-adhesive vinyl. Click here to see how she did it.

Interesting how this traditionally-styled headboard feels fresh and modern when fauxed up. Continue Reading

Are Wall Decals ‘So Over’?

modern apartment Freshome20 Charming Apartment with Surprising Design Elements

Crusing through the usual sites recently, I came across a post at one of my regular stops. (No, I won’t mention which one.) The poster said that we were over wall decals, which made me ask two questions.

 One, “Do you have a turd in your pocket?” and two,”Are we over wall decals?” This morning, I spotted the one pictured above over at Freshome and squealed a little*. I guess that means I’m not over them yet. Continue Reading

DIY Birch Tree Wall Decals

Michelle wanted to dress up the walls of her baby’s room, but wanted something a bit less permanent than paint for her rental home. Her solution was creating a wall mural using removable contact paper. How did she make the knotty bark look so realistic? With a sponge!    Here’s the entire supplies list:

  • scissors
  • sponge
  • tape measure
  • contact paper, Michelle used off white
  • acrylic paint, including yellow, black, read, orange and lime green

For the entire tutorial, visit this page on Make. Continue Reading