Back in June I enrolled in the Vinyl Decor Kits over at Expressions Vinyl. These kits are a steal at $29.95 and so far I love them. They come with everything you need including the vinyl. They always give you suggestions, however you can easily adapt them. My past two have been
Here is a picture, from the Expressions Vinyl site, of the kit for August
I already had an idea in mind that I was going to need two boards for so I am saving those. I did decide to try my hand at the burlap square. This meant using the vinyl as a stencil with a Sharpie marker. It was difficult to get the vinyl to stick to the burlap, however the directions were very clear on how to do it. I took this spot
and made it over to look like this.
I have lots of spare pieces of wood that the guys at Lowes cut for me into different sizes. I spray painted it using Rust-oleum American Accents in Heirloom White. I then used my lovely Silhouette and, with brown vinyl, cut out the letters for the family sign. I mentioned awhile back in this post about the plastic silver bowls I get at Pat Catan's. I sprayed one using American Accents in Espresso and added some pink gerbera daisies, which I figure I can seasonally. Lastly, I used a fall/acorn scroll design with the letter S for the burlap. I have been unsure how to fully decorate this area for some time. This is our dining room, however I do keep all of Eleanor's art supplies in it. I really am very happy with how it turned out.
Of course, while trying to take pictures Eleanor just had to jump in. This one was too funny not to post!