Thursday, August 25, 2011

'Love Is' Wall Mural

I'm so excited to share today's project. It's been on my to do list for months, but up until now my summer has been consumed with classes, writing papers and my MRP, finishing my internship, and all the other crazy last minute things I had to do before they'd give me my diploma. It's a little ironic that my free time begins when everyone else is preparing for school. Good luck to everyone who is school bound, I'll think of you while I'm eating ice cream and jumping on beds :)

Back to crafting-here's my inspiration

Source: via Bobbi on Pinterest

Here's my version:

I'm in love with my husband (in case you didn't get that from the pictures) but more importantly with this wall in my living room. I could just stare at it. I told my husband I wanted to pull runners off the street to have them glare at this amazing masterpiece!!! Don't worry I haven't done that, yet.

I didn't get pictures of every step but I'll work on that for my next craft post (sorry I'm still new to this). The first step was visiting the Distribution Center (Utah's version of GoodWill). I found 9 frames and I only spent $11.50. Then I visited Walmart and picked up Krylon Spray Paint. I love Krylon! It is seriously the best and so easy to use.

Now it's time for the fun part-getting down with the paint!

Spray Paint Tip-to make sure you get the whole frame use cups to hold it off the ground.

Once the frames were painted and dried, I used my Silhouette (the best birthday present ever) to cut out the vinyl. The next step I would recommend to EVERYONE who is a perfectionist (like me) and hanging multiple pictures.

First trace the frames on paper and cut them out. You now have the exact dimensions of the frame and can place it on the wall where you think it will go. Trace each and every frame and place it on the wall. This will allow you to easily move the paper around and create the PERFECT arrangement. I also taped my vinyl to the wall in order to ensure their correct placement as well.

Once you have your arrangement in place it will look like the picture below...lovely. Wait we're not quite done yet. My sweet husband helped me hang the pictures and gradually the vision in my head was coming to pass.

Now it's the scary part! I have nightmares about putting vinyl up crooked and I had to wait until my Mom could come help me (Thanks Mom). I'm so happy with the final project, and I'm publicly warning runners that pass by my house you may be kidnapped (only for a few minutes) to admire my wall!

Here it is again. Be my guest, go ahead and stare!


I'm linking up to these great parties:
Metamorphosis Monday
DIY Showoff
Making Monday's Marvelous
Just Something I Whipped Up


  1. SO CUTE!! I can't wait until we don't live in an apt. so that I can do things like this!

  2. Where did you find the wording?

    1. I also like to find out where from and also what is so called vinyl which based on what I see is the material on which the letters are printed...or something!

  3. This is soo wonderful, Bobbi! You make your wall like it was really filled with love! It looks like it was done by a professional with how everything was aligned! Great job on that!