Thursday, May 20, 2010

Decal Project

Months ago I had an idea for a project and ordered a vinal decal. I recieved the decal was super excited about it and then nothing ever happend until yesterday.
My dad cut a piece of wood and routed the edges for me before he left on deployment cause he is super sweet like that! He also put hanging things on the back so I wouldn't have to worry about it later.
Here are all my supplies
I paint the wood an off white color, then sanded it a bit on the edges, and tried my best to stain those areas to give it the "oh so pretty when other people do it" antique look. For my first try I think it went pretty well and I'm happy with the results. Now I know I need to sand it more and use a bit more stain. 

Because the vinal decal was older and had been moved from Florida to Virginia it was difficult to transfer to the wood. Not the company's fault at all...operator error. As I was too busy fussing with that I didn't think about which end was up, ya know with the hooks my dad so nicley attached for me. I haven't gone to check and see if I did it properly yet, as I didn't think about it until I went to type this out that I hadn't double checked! haha oh well. Live and Learn


  1. this is sooooo nice! great gift ideas.

  2. Oh I love this! Where did you find decals that were not wall sized? I've been wanting to make a key hanger for our front entry way for a while and this would be a good project for that.

  3. That turned out super cute!

  4. Oh i've been wanting one like this! Great job!