*This is a sponsored post. I was provided with the decal but the opinion and praise
for it is mine alone.
It is more laundry room/mudroom redo
time! I em doubly excited to share this with you all because I got to use something new. The wonderful people at Decal Guru
contacted me and asked if I would be interested in using one of their decals. Um, yes please! I kid you not, I was wanting to put some kind of wall art or decal in this spot above the back packs. As I was perusing their site to see what spoke to me, I saw this beauty! A world map decal, and with a color option called geyser blue. It seemed to match the turquoise I had already been rocking in here with the homework wall organizers
. I was giddy with excitement when I saw this. It was exactly what I had been dreaming up for this space.
The wall decal was shipped to me and came in a round container. So when it came out I had to lay it down flat over night to get it… well flat. In this case, the world is actually flat. Go figure!
Here is the back of the decal.
This is the instructions that came with it. Along with a plastic smoother tool. I was given all that was needed to get this job done. Well other than tape. You need tape for this as well.
Place the decal with the back (contact like paper side) against the surface. Be sure to wipe the wall down, get any dust and dirt off of it. I am not saying your walls have dust and dirt on it. However mine do. So with a freshly wiped down wall, and one dirty rag put to good use.
Take standard masking tape and line it up in the middle of the decal. I also had to tape down the top, strictly to take the picture for you all. It kept trying to fall down.
Pull one portion, either the top or the bottom of the decal away from the wall.
Begin to peel and separate the top portion of the decal from the wax paper in the back. I should also mention that I do not have odd manhands. I had to have Dale do this project, because apparently being 5’5 is still not tall enough to reach where this decal is. So the tall and over 6 foot man came to the rescue. He has the wonderfully freckled and manly hands for your viewing pleasure during the duration of this tutorial.
As the decal was being pulled back I literally gasped. I got to see the bright and glorious blue hue that would be on my wall. I was eager to get this moving.
Once one half of the decal was pulled back away from the contact paper backing.
Cut along the line. Separating the back from the front of the decal.
Using the nifty tool that was given, run the smoother tool along the decal. Smoothing out any pockets, air bubbles, or lines. Going from one side to the other.
This was really simple and easy. There was hardly any pressure needed.
Once one portion was done, repeat the process with the other side. So in my case, peel the bottom portion off to separate the two again.
Once both sides have been separated from the backing, pull the tape off.
Using a damp cloth, wipe the decal down. This reminded me of applying temporary tattoo’s. It was the same process. I rock the temporary ones because I don’t have the guts to get a real one. I kid, I don’t have real or temporary tattoos, I am not cool enough. The truth is, I have three kid’s and temporary tattoo’s seem to be the go-to birthday party favor. I am sure you are all well versed in that process.
The decal is bubble, air pocket free. And smooshed (professional decorating term) into the surface of the wall.
Pull back the top adhesive slowly. Because of the kind of decal I got that had many pieces to it; there was a few times Dale had to manually separate the decal from the paper. But, there was never any tearing or even threat of tear. Just go slow and pay attention to what you are doing. No quick ripping a band aide off kind of deal.
That was it! I am somewhat of a decal rookie. I mean I have done them before. But, only the ones purchased from a store that were more like stickers. This was a legit decal. You can pick different sizes for the decals and many colors. For this particular world decal there were so many options in color’s. You can find this decal here
The color is perfection. So fun and vibrant. The decal is very smooth and does not have any peeling or possible peeling points on it.
I feel like a world map decal is perfect for this space. This is the kids homework, back pack, and shoe space. They go to learn and get ready to greet the world here. I know I am reaching with the significance of it. But, this was what I had been thinking all along. I am not into a theme-like space, but the world fits perfect here.
You can go to The Decal guru here
to find a decal that might work for your home, computer or car.
This organization station is chugging along nicely. Next week I will be spilling even more secrets of this space. There is still some big parts of this that I have kept under wraps. I would love to be able to also give you a update on the washer and dryer side of this room. But, it has not been touched since hanging the upper cabinets
. Because… life. I don’t think I need to explain more. I hope I can get things moving along more. I have a to do list of things that resembles one of those cartoon old-timey scrolls that rolls down a hallway when opened. I just need to find the time, or way to speed up my movements like in Hollywood movies or those talented bloggers that show time lapse videos. I need that for real life. I would have soooo much to share! But, I am in reality, at normal human pace. Ugh, reality is no fun!
Have you ever used wall decals? Anyone figure out how to use a time lapse in real life? I think that could come in handy when waiting at the DMV, or you know boring extended family dinners. Let’s speed things along 🙂