Tuesday, January 19, 2010

vinyl wall art, wal mart paint and a sneak preview

in the six years or so we have lived in this house, i have had many things in this niche in our master bedroom.  i've had a wrought iron wall decor grille thing-a-ma-jiggy, candle wall sconces, a tall narrow print that i just leaned against the back of the niche.  none of them seemed to please me.  in redoing the master i wanted to do something different for this troublesome little spot.  and since vinyl wall art is so b.i.g. right now and i just happen to have a vinyl cutter, i thought i would design some vinyl wall art.  i have to say, i am pleased with the design.  i am not pleased, however, with the wal mart paint that i recently used to paint the back of the niche.  talk about cheap paint.  first off, when i painted it about 2 weeks ago, the paint was so runny it just dripped down the wall.  and in applying my vinyl art, wal mart's cheap paint actually came off the wall as i positioned the vinyl.  which has never happened before and i have installed a lot of vinyl.  now i have to touch up the wall with some minuscule paint brush that i don't have.  lesson learned...no more wal mart paint.  it's cheap and it stinks. 

but you now have a sneak preview of one little piece of my master redo.
and here's another one.

this was painted with benjamin moore paint.  almost $50.00 a gallon.
but it went on like silk.  so worth it.
(sorry about that cord...i hate cords.  i'll be sure to tuck it away before i snap another picture.)


Carrie said...


Debbie Barber said...

Wally World has very little uses in my life!! When will you too figure out this morsel of wisdom? BTW, loving the bedroom so far!!