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Weekend DIY Ideas and More Using Removable Wallpaper

Posted by on Jul 18, 2014 in Tips and Tricks, Wallpaper Projects, Weekend Projects | 0 comments

With our line of Removable Wallpaper back and better than ever at Wallums, we’re drawing design inspiration from some very clever DIY projects that you can do this weekend!

Wallpaper on Light Switches

Unique Light Switches
photo from MarthaStewart.com

Light switches are in every room of the house, so why not make them stand out a bit! Using wallpaper cut perfectly to size and placed over light switches, your eyes will thank you late at night when they need to find the switch and are drawn to the colorful designs.

Stylish clipboards using wallpaper

Stylish Clipboards
photo from Style Me Pretty Living

Clip boards aren’t just for sideline coaches and doctors offices anymore. They make for great office organization too! Change them up with wallpaper and hang them above your desk for some pretty wall decor.

DIY Framed Wallpaper Artwork

DIY Wallpaper Art Collage
photo and tutorial by The Gold Jelly Bean

Have a bunch of miscellaneous picture frames lying around? Create a cohesive art collage using wallpaper! Insert sections of wallpaper into empty frames for a one of a kind art display.

Ikea Wallpapered Lamp Shade

Wallpaper Lamp Shade
photo by Funkytime

Gotta love Ikea, but if you can’t find a lamp shade that suites your design needs, create your own! Change up their plain white lamp shades by removing the material and then covering it with wallpaper!

Lampshade makeover with wallpaper

Ikea Lampshade Makeover
photo by Brave New Home

Simple to do, take a look at the step by step instructions from Brave New World who created these bedside lamp shades.

Wallpaper headboard in Master Bedroom

Brightly Colored Wallpapers
photo by Trent Bailey

And let’s not forget bedrooms in this DIY category! Headboards are a perfect item to spice up with fun wallpapers. Using a giant canvas as the headboard, this colorful yellow lattice wallpaper ties together all the colors in this master bedroom.

Green Bird Wallpaper Headboard

Beautiful Headboards
photo by BH&G

Decorative pillows and throws shouldn’t be the only items with patterns and designs. Since our beds draw the most attention in the bedroom, their headboards should be just as eye catching! This green and white bird themed wallpaper adds just the right amount of pattern without overpowering the lovely bedding.

Wallpaper Headboard Panels

Unique Headboard Ideas
photo by BH&G

If the idea of covering an entire wall in wallpaper scares you, why not try wallpapered panels! Using panels or plywood, add contrasting wallpaper designs to them to to give your wall plenty of color without making your eyes lost in one pattern.

DIY Fox wallpaper dresser

Ordinary Dresser With Character
photo by Spoon Flower Blog

Because I am not a big fan of painting furniture, the idea of applying removable wallpaper to a piece to make it look like a million bucks for only dollars sounds like an excellent alternative! This DIY project didn’t just apply the adorable fox wallpaper to the front of the drawers, but added some to the sides as well to make the dresser stand out from all angels of the room!

Wallpapered dresser drawers

Wallpaper Surprise Drawers
photo by Bright & Bold Design

Leaving your dresser drawers open and exposed never looked so good! By adding wallpaper to the inside lining of drawers, no one will even notice your clothes hanging out or miscellaneous items scattered everywhere because they’ll be too interested in the pretty wallpaper designs!

Unique Shelves Using Wallpaper

Unique Wallpaper Shelf
photo from House to Home

While adding decorative items on top of shelves and cabinets can make the furniture item stand out, sticking wallpaper to it will enhance it even more! Shown here in alternating wallpaper designs, this bookshelf is anything but boring.

Closet Makeover Using Wallpaper

Closet Makeover
photo by One Kings Lane

Open up a cabinet or closet and discover wallpaper magic! This DIY closet makeover incorporates new paint, wallpaper, and fun decorative trim to make this closet pop with color!

Exposed Kitchen Cabinets With Wallpaper

Lining Cabinets With Wallpaper
photo by BH&G

If you have exposed kitchen cabinets, try wallpaper behind your dishes to make them stand out even more!

Pantry with wallpapered walls

Fancy Pantries
photo by Good Housekeeping

Kitchen pantries are even getting fancier these days, proving that no room in your home should go unnoticed.

DIY Fridge covered in wallpaper

Stainless Steal Fridge Turned Awesome!
photo by Aunt Peaches

How many of us have a refrigerator that is a kitchen eye soar? Yup, a lot of us do! Say good-bye to that plain white or scratched stainless steal fridge, and hello to retro awesomeness!

Stylish Wallpaper Table

Table Decor
photo by Style At Home

A clever idea that you can change up year round, adding wallpaper to a table top will compliment any special dinner event.

Stair risers with wallpaper

Colorful Stair Risers
photo by The Bold Adobe

A part of the home that gets overlooked often when it comes to unique design are staircases. Create a vertical centerpiece like these wallpaper covered stair risers in your home!

Staircase Wallpaper Makeover

Spiced Up Staircase
photo by Houzz

If you have a child learning to count, label each wallpapered stair with a number so they can count how many steps it takes up to their bedroom!

Many ideas to try using wallpaper, and what easier way than with our new line of Removable Wallpaper. Happy DIYing this weekend everyone!

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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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How to Install A Wallums Decal

Posted by on Jan 31, 2014 in Customer Install, DIY Thursday, Home Improvement, interior Design, Site News, Tips and Tricks, Wall Art, Wall Decals, Weekend Projects | 0 comments

Been interested in getting a decal from Wallums, but not sure how easy it is to install on your own?

Put your mind at ease by watching our demonstration video! This quick, 7 min installation video will help answer any questions you might have about the process. It really is as easy as peel and stick, but will include some helpful tips to guide you along the way!

Simply click on the image below to watch it on YouTube.

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If you have other questions, don’t forget to check out our Frequently Asked Questions and Faqs page here:  http://www.wallums.com/faq.html

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Show Us Your Wallums!

Posted by on Jan 28, 2014 in Customer Install, Home Improvement, interior Design, New Designs, Wall Art, Wall Decals, Weekend Projects | 0 comments

We couldn’t be more proud! These two Wallums customers shared with us their creativity with their recent decal installations. Guests at the house with the Olive Tree even thought it was painted on it looked so good!

If you would like to share with us your installed Wallums decals, email us at info@wallums.com with your attachment or post to our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/wallumswalldecals.

Keep up the excellent work everyone!

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