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Make This!: Customized Vinyl Wall Decal

by M.E. Russell

DIY This!: Vinyl wall decal

For some reason or another I'm obsessed with contact paper. Maybe it's because it's an easy way to transform objects, walls, anything really. It might be because shelf liner is cheap, or maybe it's the renter in me that loves how temporary it is. Whatever the case, it's a fact that I love vinyl. And it's a fact that I love to DIY, which is how this customized vinyl wall decal came to be.      

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Make This!: Customized Vinyl Wall Decal

by M.E. Russell

DIY This!: Vinyl wall decal

For some reason or another I'm obsessed with contact paper. Maybe it's because it's an easy way to transform objects, walls, anything really. It might be because shelf liner is cheap, or maybe it's the renter in me that loves how temporary it is. Whatever the case, it's a fact that I love vinyl. And it's a fact that I love to DIY, which is how this customized vinyl wall decal came to be.      

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How to Install a Fake Backsplash in Your Kitchen

by M.E. Russell

If you're a renter but want to improve your kitchen or bathroom, follow this tutorial on how to install a fake backsplash

Hello to my fellow renters! Here's the situation: I've been fighting with my kitchen ever since I moved into my apartment. It's completely functional, but it's not ideal for the following reasons: it's way too small, the cabinets do nothing to help visually, and the walls have been stained from cooking accidents of years past. I wanted to class the joint up a bit, and decided to install a fake backsplash by way of removable vinyl wallpaper.            

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Make This: Minimal Magnetic Towel Bar

by M.E. Russell

Make this minimal magnetic towel bar

Currently I'm living in a place with a kitchen that must hold some sort of record for tininess. There are four drawers, a couple of cabinets, and exactly one countertop. Said countertop is about 2.5 square feet, and that's literally my entire cooking workspace. Suffice it to say, I need to be wise about kitchen organization if I want to keep from going crazy. Knowing there's absolutely no room to store things horizontally, I recently went vertical with this magnetic paper towel holder.    

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Vinyl Tiles Go Mod

by DIY Maven

created at: 06/08/2011

Remember the peel & stick tiles that were all the rage back in the 80's? They still sell them, of course, and they're still an affordable and easily DIYed alternative to sheet vinyl. And they scream such. Now, however, Modularity Tiles, has a new vinyl tile line that just might leave the old peel & stick in the dust. Although they are NOT peel & stick, Modularity Tiles are still super-easy to install

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How to Paint Vinyl Flooring

by DIY Maven

created at: 03/08/2010

Yeah, I didn't believe it either when I first read the title, but, apparently, you can actually paint vinyl flooring. At least that's what Gregory Han did. Not only did he paint his dodgy bathroom vinyl floor, he stenciled it too. If you're completely inspired by his before and after pics and want to give it a go yourself, here's what Gregory says you'll need:

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Chalkboard Vinyl Decals

by DIY Maven

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Hu2's selection of wall decals include a chalkboard variety. That's right; you can jot down messages on them, erasing them as the mood strikes. The decals themselves have a fun retro vibe. The prices range from anywhere between £19 and £35 or about $31 to $58 US.

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Use ConTact Paper to Make Vinyl Wall Decals

by DIY Maven

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A while back, Instructable-er britsteiner shared her method of using black ConTact paper to make DIY vinyl wall art a la Tim Burton. The supplies she used were minimal, and include the following:

  • ConTact Paper
  • low-tack tape
  • marker or pencil
  • scissors
  • large scrap paper; newspaper works
  • plastic card, ie library, gift, etc

To see how it all came together, head on over to this Instructable. Although the Burton-esque design was great, I think I prefer the bamboo alternative that she made with the scraps from this project. How resourceful!

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How To Create An Album Art Wall on the Cheap.

by Chris Gardner

In my wife's (then, girl-I-was-gonna-marry-but-hadn't-yet) first post-college apartment, we filled the entire area over the sofa with album covers. We used sticky-tack, but the jackets were heavy, they fell often, and it ruined the surface of many of them.

 

This technique is much more brilliant. It's as simply as l-shaped screws. Of course. No harm to the jackets, and it allows the artwork to be interchanged as the modd strikes you...

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DIY [Removable] Vinyl Wall Art.

by Chris Gardner

With a bit of contact paper, a scissors, and some creativity, you can cover your walls with these sweet handmade vinyl decals.

Materials:

  • ConTact paper (a brand of low-tack, self-adhesive vinyl, commonly used by grandmas as "shelf liners", has a very matte finish)
  • Tape (preferably easily visible and low-stick, like painter's tape or masking tape)
  • Writing utensil (marker or pencil)
  • Scissors
  • Large sized scrap paper (like used news...

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How To Create Wall Art With Electrical Tape

by Lilybee

Electrical tape. My dad firmly believes that electrical tape can be used to fix anything, from lamps to broken hearts. I've used it here to give my balcony wall a temporary Mondrian kick.

created on: 06/21/08

To do this you'll need:

  • A roll or two of electrical tape
  • a spirit level
  • a few coloured acetate sheets
  • a craft knife.

First give the wall a quick swipe with sugar soap or something, as stickiness and dirt are mortal enemies. Next roughly plot your...

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