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...

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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...

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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...

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DIY Vinyl Wall Decals

by Chris Gardner

Bold, graphic wall decals have been everywhere the last few years, but I've yet to see a DIYable option (have you? Post it below). Thankfully Danielle Thompson has taken the plunge, and done it up the DIY route.

She writes, "Really, you can create your OWN for much less money and that it's easy!

So I was like, "YES! i can do this MYSELF!" LOL. So I started searching stock photography sites a few weeks ago, found what...

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DVider Modular Walls and Vinyl Art.

by Chris Gardner

There's all sorts of online companies producing large scale vinyl art stickers for your walls. But DVider goes one step further and offers you a place to put them. These modular walls  "are adjustable to fit virtually any open space. Personalize your divider with our unique line of removable wall decals. The decals work just as well on bedroom walls, refrigerators, and windows…"

Via. 

 

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LP Illusions

by DIY Maven

If you have some vinyl collecting dust, this would be great fun to try! I’m not sure if these photographs are from random individuals or if they were taken by one particular artist. Either way, they’re an interesting–and clever–interpretation of pop culture. Via Fun Tuna.

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Daniel Edlen’s LP Canvases

by DIY Maven

Artist Daniel Edlen is one of those people who just can’t let go of vinyl. And why should he when he can use those old LPs as canvases? Portraits painted in hues of grey on the musicians’ original records, he frames his art in simple metal LP frames with the accompanying album sleeve behind. His on-line gallery is primarily a tribute to the music of the 60's and to anyone interested in re-purposing.

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Extreme Vinyl Make Over With 303

by DIY Maven

Why the manufacturers of 303 Aerospace Protectant™ don’t make it available in every big box and hardware store in the country, astounds me. It is the absolute best way to give new life to vinyl. Around the house that includes vinyl windows, doors, shutters, patio furniture, spa and pool covers and the like. To illustrate 303's extraordinary ability, take a look at my in-law’s sun-bleached front door before an application of 303, which consists of...

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