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Our Top 10 Picks For Fall Chalkboard Decor

Posted by on Sep 24, 2014 in Holiday Ideas, Home Improvement, interior Design | 0 comments

With our line of Chalkboard Decals new to our store this Fall, we are drawing inspiration from several amazing bloggers who show us how to use chalkboard in the most festive Fall decorating displays ever!

Happy Fall Y'All Chalkboard|Love Of Family and Home Blog

Love Of Family and Home

Fall Pumpkin Kitchen Decor| Three Pixie Lane

Three Pixie Lane

Fall Harvest Chalkboard Mantel | Nest of Poises

 Nest of Poises 

Happy Fall Chalkboard Art | Moving Forward Redesign

Moving Forward Redesign

Fall Mantle Display | French Country Cottage

French Country Cottage 

Welcome Chalkboard Sign For Fall | Joy Ever After

Joy Ever After

Chalkboard Fall Decor | ShabbyFuFu

Shabby FuFu

It's Fall Chalkboard Pumpkin | BHG

 BHG

Chalkboard Canvas | Dear Lillie

Dear Lilie

CIY Chalkboard Sign For Fall | i heart naptime

I Heart Naptime

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A Global Backpacker Bedroom Reveal With Wallums Decals

Posted by on Sep 4, 2014 in Customer Install, DIY Thursday, Home Improvement, interior Design | 0 comments

It’s always exciting when a Wallums Decal leaves our shop and goes home to creative design minds like Jeran’s of Oleander and Palm. What starts out as just pieces of vinyl on a sheet of wax paper, soon gets transformed into amazing displays of art work like in her latest Global Backpacker Bedroom Makeover.

Like every good design project, there are many steps to take and planning involved. Shown below, every item for this bedroom was carefully selected and thought out. We could hardily wait to see what Jeran had planned when we saw that image of our World Traveler Decal among the other items included in the bedroom project!

Global Backpacker Bedroom | Oleander and Palm
Wallums Wall Decor: World Traveler Map Decal | Oleander and Palm

Once Jeran received our decal she followed the instructions perfectly by taping off the corners of the decal to install it in sections. We know it’s easy to get excited and want to rush through things, but trust us when we say (and Jeran might agree) to take your time reading through the instructions and video before installing it!

Bedroom Makeover With Map Decal |Oleander and Palm

Since we rarely ever get to know what our customers have in store for their new Wallums decal, the final results always blows us away when a photo is shared. The end results of this project definitely made us very proud! The map was a great addition to this backpacking, outdoorsy themed big boy room.

Global Backpacker Bedroom Reveal | Oleander and Palm #walldecal #map

World Traveler Map by Wallums Wall Decals | photo by Oleander and Palm

Be sure to check out the rest of the photos from this adorable makeover, and all of Jeran’s amazing design projects at Oleander and Palm and Instagram!

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Bathrooms and Decals: Do the two work together?

Posted by on Jul 2, 2014 in DIY Decals, Home Improvement, Tips and Tricks, Weekend Projects | 0 comments

If you ever had questions about if your Wallums decal could be applied to your tile, walls, or other surfaces in your bathroom the answer is yes!

Take a look at a these two projects from Roeshel, blogger at DIYShowOff.com using our Bath Wall Decal, and my very own trial at home!

DIY Show Off Featuring Wallums Wall Decals

DIY Show Off Featuring Wallums Wall Decals

Roeshel was very clever with her installation! Shown here installed on a piece of scrap wood that was sanded and destressed, her decal is now a unique bath sign that can be moved from wall to wall when some re-arranging and re-decorating is needed.

Bathroom Decor Using Wallums Decals

Bathroom Decor Using Wallums Decals

Want to try this project for yourself? Take a look at the step by step process of her DIY decal project here.

Fun Ducky Bathroom Decor

Fun Ducky Bathroom Decor

Curious myself, I decided to give it a go at installing a decal in my own home! If you have children who love bath time, this Family Of Ducks Wall Decal is the perfect addition to a kid friendly bathroom.

Aligning Your Decal

Aligning Your Decal

It is important to be absolutely sure where you would like to place your decal. Using tape such as clear packaging tape or blue painters tape, hold up your decal design before installing it and stand back to get a better idea of how it will scale on your wall or desired surface. For once the decal is finally installed, it is there to stay! The vinyl material is not meant to be reapplied again, and may stretch and lose its adhesive once removed.

The Problems With Grout

The Problems With Grout

First things first, be sure your bathroom walls and tile are clean and completely dry before you begin.  Second, I would suggest to be careful where the edges of your decal apply on tile for as I learned in this project, vinyl is not compatible with rough surfaces such as grout and will have difficulty adhering properly. Silly me, my poor little ducky heads were placed right on the grout line and started to peel off. Luckily though the rest of their bodies adhered perfectly, and they have remained stuck to my bathtub tiles after many, many showers!

So there you have it! These two projects prove that no room in your home is off limits when it comes to installing your wall decals!

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The Possibilities With Vinyl Chalkboard Labels!

Posted by on Apr 29, 2014 in DIY Decals, Home Improvement, interior Design, New Designs, Tips and Tricks, Weekend Projects | 0 comments

Here at Wallums we have some fabulous chalkboard vinyl that we use for many of our fun kids room and nursery themed designs. But we realized that there can be many uses for this material, such as labels for jars and other items!

Since I’ll be hosting a Bridal Shower this coming weekend, I thought it would be a great idea to try out these labels for the mason jars and big drink container I recently found at our town’s local Antique Fair.

Crayola Drawing Chalk

Crayola Drawing Chalk

To get started, I used our larger size labels, a set of Crayola Drawing Chalk and a white Chalk Ink Marker.

 

Chalk Ink Pen

Chalk Ink Marker

 

This marker is easy to use, just shake well, press down on the tip to get the ink started, and it’s ready to go!

 

Mason Jars and Chalkboard Decal Labels

Mason Jars and Chalkboard Decal Labels

 

Mason jars are incredibly in style for weddings, parties, and to store household items. Using our chalk ink marker, these jars are clearly labeled to distinguish the different kitchen pantry items. Although these jars had some design on them, the label still adhered over the indents without trouble. Just be sure that the edgers are completely pressed down so no moisture gets underneath.

 

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Use Labels To Write Names Or Other Fun Messages Onto Drinking Glasses

 

Worried people will get their glasses mixed up at your party? We have a solution to that problem! Have your guests write their names or a message on their glass to tell them apart, whether its a mason jar or wine glass.

 

Chalkboard Labels On Drinking Containers For A Shower Or Wedding

Chalkboard Labels On Drinking Containers For A Shower Or Wedding

 

These labels can go onto just about anything! You saw how well it worked on glass, and here it is stuck onto my antique porcelain container that can be used for serving water, iced tea, or yummy Sangria!

 

Chalboard Decal Sticker

Antique Drink Container For Water

 

This label was written on with the drawing chalk, and just like writing on a regular old chalkboard, I found it best to trace over the words once or twice to thicken the font. You don’t have worry about creating indents on the vinyl either, as I applied plenty of pressure with the chalk multiple times.

 

Bridal Shower Decor With Chalkboard Labels

Bridal Shower Decor With Chalkboard Labels

 

Have fun with your labels! Change up the font style and draw little designs on it to show off your creativity!

 

Iced Tea Container

Iced Tea Container

 

Whether indoors or outdoors, these labels are visible in any setting!

 

How To Clean The Chalkboard Label

How To Clean The Chalkboard Label

 

And when you’re ready to clean it off, simply use a damp towel, sponge, or napkin and rub!

 

Washed Mason Jar and Label

Washed Mason Jar and Label

 

These labels are much more durable than I gave them credit for at first. Not only can you remove them multiple times and reapply them if it comes out crooked, but they can get wet and will still hold to the item! I wouldn’t put them through the dish washer, but I was able to hand wash it and dry off without any trouble. The label comes out looking new again without a trace of the chalk or chalk marker!

Needless to say, I am super stoked about these labels and have my head spinning with ideas of where to place them next!

 

 

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DIY Hello Door Decal Makeover

Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 in Customer Install, DIY Decals, Home Improvement, interior Design, New Designs, Site News, Tips and Tricks, Wall Art, Wall Decals, Weekend Projects | 0 comments

     This weekend I decided to update my family’s uninviting front door and steps!  Using items we had from around the house, in the yard, and at Wallums.com this DIY project literally took me all of 20 minutes to complete, and the transformation is still impressive!  

Before and After Front Door Makeover

BEFORE

My first eye grabbing item chosen for this project was the 4″ Hello Door Decal from Wallums Wall Decor for $9.99, and I decided on the color White to make it stand out from the street.  To get the door ready for installation, I wiped the area off with a damp towel to remove any dust and cob webs, and waited for it to dry completely before applying  the decal.

Before and After Front Door Makeover by Wallums Wall Decor

AFTER

After removing the design from the backing paper and placing it against the door, I applied firm pressure with my squeegee provided with each Wallums order, and then again with my fingers to make sure all the letters were free of any air bubbles and evenly adhered to the door.

Hello Door Decal - Wallums Wall Decor

AFTER

It’s so easy to get excited and want to ripe off the transfer paper like a band-aid from a boo boo, but it’s important to take your time! If  the letters stick to the transfer paper when peeling it back and not to the door (and a few of them did as I went about it), simply lay the paper back down against the door and run the squeegee over again until you get it to stick. I found it best to peel the transfer paper at an angle rather than straight across from right to left.

DIY Front Door Makeover under $10

Hello Door Decal

With this new crisp and white decal, I picked other white and fresh looking items like the flowers and water kettle.

DIY Hello Decal

AFTER

And there you have it! An old door and lonely steps get a new face lift for under $10 and 20 minutes! 

 

 

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Decorating for Easter With Wallums Printed Decals

Posted by on Mar 27, 2014 in Customer Install, DIY Thursday, Holiday Ideas, Home Improvement, interior Design, New Designs, Site News, Wall Art, Wall Decals | 0 comments


   Make decorating for this Easter and Spring fun and easy with our new  Printed Wall Decals!

   Printed on ultra premium finely woven fabric, our printed decals are easy to install and can be re-positioned many times making it the perfect activity for the whole family to participate in.  Apply them to windows, furniture, walls, you name it.  Have fun and be creative with them!

   Keep them up for your holiday needs or all year long, as these decals can last for years! And when you’re ready to take them down, simply save them onto their original masking paper for next year.

Easter Egg Decal

Easter Fun decal

Daisies Decal

Spring Flowers Decal

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