Monday, February 7, 2011

I {heart} Moulding. And Vinyl!

Friends, meet "empty wall" in the master bedroom. All of the other walls have something lovely on them. I will have to share the rest of this lovely room with you soon. But this wall:
Drives me nuts. Drove me nuts. We layed in bed and i stared at it thinking about the possibilities. It just felt like a big. boring vacuum that was the focal point right in front of our bed. So I had been considering hanging frames there...or vinyl words. I really am in love with vinyl quotes. But I did not want to spend $20+ on one! So one day I was browsing Sarah's blog at Thrifty Decor Chick and discovered E.A.D Designs! (Check out their blog!) I went to her blog and website and fell. in. love. And the prices are AMAZING!
I ordered this super cute vinyl that was exactly what I was looking for! And she lets you choose the color. Score! Well I have been hanging on to it for weeks, waiting to find the perfect use because I didn't want to just slap it on the wall. And as we all know...we have been trying not to spend money to save for the basement.

Well the other day Michael and I went to the Habitat for Humanity Restore. People...if you have never been...GO! Now! You will not regret it! Krylon spray paint for $2. Flooring for cheap. Light fixtures. Cabinets and counter tops. And Moulding. For $1 a piece. Oh. My. Word. I will never (never say never...but for real) pay $8 a piece for moulding again! And they have a student discount on Fridays so I got what I needed for $1.80! Glorious! I knew I decided to start my Master's for a reason!

So the other night when we were working in the basement I cut the moulding...all by myself! to the lengths that I wanted. I made it about 2.5 feet tall by 3 feet wide. It was really easy do use the saw...just make sure that you clamp the wood down well and get the exact 45 degree angle. (Our saw can turn to get the angle...easy peasy!)

Then I took the wood upstairs and found the center of the wall. Then I nailed in the top end of the right side piece. I put the level beside it to make sure it was straight and nailed the bottom end in. It looked like this:
Then, I fit the bottom piece against the corner and nailed that end. I used the level to get it straight and nailed the other end. I did this for the last two sides.

Then I took the vinyl out and carefully peeled the backing off of the vinyl. and eyeballed centered where it should go in the frame. (You should measure...I am just impatient and lucky that it was straight). Then I pressed it to the wall and rubbed it. A lot. You will want to rub much and rub hard.
Then I carefully peeled the transfer paper off, rubbing as I went. I went back and caulked my unperfect edges and covered my nail holes. This was the beautious result!

I L.O.V.E. it! Squeal! It makes the room look so much better! Here it is with the furniture back:
Yes...I took some laundry out to get the hamper to close for you all. Don't judge! Our machine's are disconnected! And my tall hubby's clothes take up lots of hamper space! Just being real with you, friends. Anyway..Hope you love it as much as I do!


  1. That is just so beautiful. I love the saying so much. You did a great job! Hope the basement is coming along good for you. Blessings, Vicky

  2. This turned out so wonderful! Perfect for the space! I just love quotes and black and white graphics too!

  3. Just wanted to come over and tell you that you are the WINNER of the "Match Made In Heaven" charm from Posh & Pampered!!
    Thanks so much for entering!!
    Amy @
    The Crafty Side Of Life

    Please email me and give me your info so that I can get it shipped to you!!

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  4. Your room looks so romantic! LOVE it ♥ I love those vinyl words too. I used my friends Cricut and black contact paper to make one for my wall!!! I squealed too!
    ♥ Kelsey

  5. I really need to convince my husband on the whole vinyl-on-the-wall thing because this would be perfect for our big blank wall. Our room is small so there is *just* enough space to walk by the end of our bed (beside this big blank wall that our bed faces) to go to our ensuite. I haven't hung anything because I've been afraid that frames would get knocked by my hubby's shoulders. But Vinyl would work perfect. Hmmm, you've got me thinking! Thanks!

  6. I love this. I have vinyl writing on my bedroom wall and I love it. It really makes a room look pretty!!

  7. Very cute!

    Curse my textured walls!!!

  8. You did a really great job. I hope you will stop by and link up to my party this week. It opens tonight at 8pm EST.

  9. Love the moulding-love the vinyl-love the look-I'm your newest follower-Claire

  10. I'm so glad you linked up this awesome project for my party. Thanks for stopping by and joining in the fun.

  11. Such a fun project. Thanks for sharing your clever idea.

  12. So cute! Love it! Anything with words works for me!

  13. Thanks so much for linking your creativity to my blog bash K.I.S.S., your inspiring ideas are appreciated. Happy to be a new follower. Please link up more creativity on Sunday. :)

  14. Love this! Great idea with the moulding!

    Come by our link party! We'd love to have you!

  15. Love the phrase! The moulding really sets it off!

    Hugs ~~ Suz

  16. It looks darling and I have a feeling you are going to be hooked on doing molding projects now! We are doing one this weekend! :-) Thanks so much for linking this up to Inspiration Friday this week,
    P.S. I'm a new follower!

  17. The Treasurista said...
    Hop on over to the Party! Would love for you to link-up @

    The Treasurista
    Finding and Creating FUN things...

    I love how you did the molding.. CUTE!
    Thanks for sharing it with us:)

  19. found you from the EAD blog :)
    this is awesome with the molding!!!

  20. Love it. The saying is just perfect, keeping it in the back of my mind for a future project. Thanks so much