Friday, August 26, 2011

Silhouette Projects

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!


Amy said...

They turned out great! I like how you did the make over, it looks brighter and everything works together nicely. Youre so good at decorating, you need to come help me with my house!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

love love the pic of el