March 29, 2009

My Own Decor Elements

I showed you in my last post (that was quite awhile ago) a picture of my friend's bedroom with Decor Elements. Well, I'd been planning to work on my own bedroom for awhile and over Spring Break finally got to work. Last summer I put up a scripture on my wall using plain black vinyl and a Cricut. It turned out well.

But, when the new Decor Elements Catalog came out I really wanted to add the large tree, Thoughts and Prayers, to the scripture. I wasn't totally sure it would work but I had to try it. So here is what I did.

First, the tree comes in two large pieces. On the pieces there are numbered segments. I cute the segments out and laid them the way they should go. There are printed instructions that come in with the tree that show you how to arrange the tree. The next step was to put up the tree on the wall (not attach it) but I used straight pins to put it where I thought it should go, to make sure it looked centered on the wall and over my saying. This was the part I worried about since my saying was there first. Here come the horrible part. (okay, I'm being a little dramatic). I had to peel the backing off of each individual section and rub it to the wall. On smaller Decor Elements pieces this is not really a problem at all. On these bigger segments I did find it difficult and would have done better with help. As it was, I was 7 months pregnant, standing on my bed and sweating and grunting to keep my balance. It was a longer process than it needed to be I think. I'm sure Molly, my dog, found it very amusing but I did get a little exasperated a couple of times. So, if you attempt this tree, recruit a helper and you'll be fine! This is the final product and I think it turned out well. It is hard to get a good picture of our bedroom, I can't back up far enough because of the dresser, but it seemed centered. I was happy with the overall turnout.

What do you think? I'd love some feedback.

Talk to you soon,

Amy

7 comments:

  1. I think it looks amazing Amy. We have just got this stamp set in our new catalogue in Australia ready for the 1st April. I love it as I love taking pics of trees.
    Regards
    Michelle M

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  2. Looks GOOOOORRRGGOOOUUUSSS.
    But please don't give us all a heart attack by climbing up on the bed standing when your this pregnent. Take care of you and those little ones. Give everyone a hug and a squeeze from us.

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  3. I'm new to your blog - and I must admit I love it! I tried doing smth similar (but with butterflies) in my bedroom, but yours looks way better! Now I want to redo mine to look a bit like this one. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. That looks so nice!
    I am getting ready to have my bedroom walls re-painted and may have to look into having something like this done. Thanks for the inspiration!

    I also wanted to tell you that I will be speaking at a ladies event in Pearland on April 25th. I am letting all my Houston blogger friends know about it. It will be fun to have a bloggy reunion! You can go to my events page on my blog -
    www.inspiredlooks.blogspot.com
    OR
    Crosspoint Fellowships (Pearland, Tx)website for more information.
    IT will be a fun day to spend with your girlfriends or ladies groups!

    Take Care of yourself!

    Veronica "Vern" Hutcherson

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  5. Love this...want it! I am addicted to these now!

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