If you have been a long time reader of my blog…You know I struggle to decorate my home. I’m totally indecisive with everything. I hem. I haw. I lose sleep. I want it to be fun…but still look like an adult lives here.
And awhile back I was painting my son’s plaid wall and while I was painting it I kept thinking….I could totally do this vinyl. I just needed a spot. And then the other day it hit me…PANTRY! See…totally lame…
and then….BAM! totally not lame…! And so stinking easy with Expressions Vinyl!
Okay. Full disclosure. I did 3 different sizes. (told you I’m indecisive!) I did a 2 inch. 3 inch and then finally decided that the 4 inch was what I wanted. Big and Bold! (realistically I think a 5 inch would be awesome too!)
The first round I cut all my squares with my Fiskars cutterI lived with it for a few days…but didn’t love it. (p.s…this was ONE sheet of 12×24 gray vinyl (and half of a black sheet)
So I peeled it all off and put up the 3 inches…(ignore the messy kitchen. keeping it real here.)
and it was okay. But I wanted the bam factor…
So I peeled it all off and put up the 4 inches (by the time I got to the four inches I used my cameo to cut out the squares instead! BUT you can totally do this with no cutter!)
I liked it so much better! Just a simple peel and stick. Using an exacto knife to get around the cupboards and molding! It seriously is soooo much faster than painting!
and since I said full disclosure…..
I ran out of vinyl (too many “practice runs!”)
(I will be getting rid of the taupe color FYI. It will get painted white and I’m planking the wall on the right white whenever I can talk husband into it! and I think I will painting my oven hood black too!)
This cute menu sign is just chalkboard vinyl on a piece of cardboard, put in a old frame, vinyl menu sign and hung with a ribbon.
I love that whenever I get sick of the plaid trend I can take it off and pop up something else! Check out these other amazing Buffalo Check Ideas:
Buffalo Check Reindeer Printable by Our Thrifty Ideas
Steph @ Crafting in the Rain says
Well that’s just stinkin’ awesome 🙂 You made your own check pattern and it looks great–what a fun addition to your kitchen!
Love it!!! I want a buffalo check was now!
Jennifer @ Decorated Chaos says
This is awesome! You did a great job and I would have never of thought to use vinyl!
Crystal Moreland says
This is incredible! I love what you did with the vinyl, and I’m crazy excited to see the kitchen when the planking and painting is done! You’ve got a great eye, and it’s going to look fabulous!
I love it!! such a fun idea.