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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Wall Collages

I love Pinterest.  A few days after we had our family pictures done, I came across this:

1 pinterest wall collage 

and I fell in love with it.  Especially the couch, but there’s nothing I can do about that right now.  Here’s the wall collage I had in my front room:

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Please note the cute kids in the corner playing a game on the laptop.  That’s #4 and #5.  Love them.  Oh yeah.  Back to the wall collage:

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So, this is what I had.  I had these pictures coming:

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Aren’t my kids gorgeous?  Swoon…

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These pictures were taken by the lovely Lacey.  She is an awesome photographer.  You should book her for your next photo session.  I promise you won’t be disappointed.  Check her out here:

Lacey’s Photography

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I love that she even took a picture of my husband scaling the bridge, and this lizard my #2 caught.  She perfectly captured the beauty of my #5’s eyes.


Isn’t he yummy?  So, you can see that I had a lot of pictures to choose from, so I needed more frames than I had on the wall for my display.  No worries.  I hit a Black Friday sale at Wal-Mart and scored big time.  I messed around with the frames on the floor and came up with this:

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I cut out cardboard and paper to represent the frames on the wall and I marked where the hangers were on the back of the frames on the front of the paper frames.  That way, when I needed to hang them, I could just go through the paper and rip it off once the nails were in place.

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I taped the paper up on the wall and hammered the nails into place.

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Then I hung the frames. 

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I decided where I wanted my vinyl and emailed this picture to Brandi (the best vinyl lady ever!) with measurements.  I told her to choose whichever fonts she wanted and that I wanted both black and brown vinyl since I had black and brown frames.  This is what she did for me:

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I love it.  I love her.  I have gotten so many compliments on my wall collage! Email Brandi with your order at 3bbgunns (at) gmail (dot) com.

This is what my front room looks like now:


Love, love, love it!

Since I already had an order in with Brandi, I asked her to make up a “Family Rules” collage for a wall in my kitchen.  This wall:

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To apply vinyl, you need to CAREFULLY peel the backing off the vinyl.

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With a project this big, I found it easier to roll it.  You have to make sure you don’t have any of your lettering sticking to the backing.

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Once the backing is off, lightly place the transfer tape and vinyl on your wall.

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When you’ve got it where you want it, make sure it is even.  When it is even, take a spatula, credit card, driver’s license, library card or whatever else you want to use, and secure your vinyl to the wall.  Brandi describes it best HERE.

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Carefully, carefully, c.a.r.e.f.u.l.l.y….

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…peel off the transfer tape…

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…keep going…

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…when the transfer tape is off, smooth out your letters to secure them in place…

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…and you’re done!

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The picture was taken on an angle.  Sorry.  But, do you love it as much as I do?  I love what vinyl can do to a room.  If you need a change in décor, vinyl is the perfect way to spruce up a room!

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  1. Your kids really ARE beautiful! And your gallery wall turned out great! : )

    Thanks SO much for linking up your awesome posts @ Feature Friday Free-for-All!

    P.S. I'm your newest follower and would be so honored if you'd follow my blogging journey as well (if you don't already! : )).

    ~Abbie (

  2. very nice--I love lacey's photo's. She does good work.

  3. Wow, what a huge improvement. I love how both walls turned out! Thanks so much for sharing at Etcetorize~

  4. Love this so much!!!

    Thanks for linking up to Serenity Saturday link party
    Hope to see you there again this week



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