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.
Earlier this week we shared some exciting news. We transformed our studio space into a bona fide retail shop! It's been a massive transformation, full of DIYs and clever hacks.
One of my favorite pieces was creating an accent wall featuring our favorite mantra: Better Together. This phrase has been a part of Niche since its inception, and we wanted to work it into the space in a meaningful way. Since we're leasing the space, we decided that a vinyl decal would be the best solution for this feature wall.
We wanted the decal to be large-scale and bold, and hanging it was a mildly harrowing experience. Read on to discover the tricks up our sleeve.
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.
Although this spider & web vinyl decal ($22) from Vinyl On The Go would be PERFECT for Halloween, it's so cool, I'd be tempted to leave up all year.
If arachnids aren't your thing, how about this bird in cage ($15)? Very Raven-y, no?
These re-stickable photo frames from Photojojo are so clever I can hardly stand it. Made of premium, pliable vinyl--just like those fancy wall decals--the frames not only stick to walls but to windows too. (I wonder how they'd look on a window framing a photo transfer? Hmmmm.) A set of 8 will set you back 20 big ones--or 2 for 36.