Monday, August 19, 2013

DIY | Triangle Statement Wall

I knew I wanted to do a statement wall in my apartment. It look be a while to decided what and where I wanted to do it. Then I decided on the wall with the TV on it. I looked around mostly on Etsy for vinyl self-adhesive wall decals. There was so many different sizes and colors. I was excited. But I continued to put off ordering anything. I am glad I did. 
 I was at Hobby Lobby the other day and I found rolls of self-adhesive vinyl. I was so excited. It said it was perfect for wall art. So I bought one pack for 7.99 which was way cheaper then anything I had seen for sale. I went home and cut off a little piece and stuck it to my wall. Since I live in an apartment, I wanted to make sure this vinyl would be easy to remove and not damage the walls. It didn't, at all. I was really shocked at how easy it was to take off. Super easy and no damage what so ever. 


Triangles just always seemed like the shape I was going to do. I did think about polka dots but I always came back to wanting to do triangles. I first thought I would buy a big triangle punch out but the ones at hobby lobby weren't big enough. Or at least not big enough for my liking. So I decided that I would just measure, trace, and cut. Which I think was the better way to go anyways because it was cheaper. The only thing I bought to make this statement wall happen was the vinyl. 
Steps: 
1. Measure and draw the size of triangles on the vinyl. Use pencil that way you can erase lines later. 2. Cut them out. 3. Separate the pieces and check for straight lines. 4. I used my straight cutter (that I also use for my cards) to touch up the edges. 5. Start placing them on the walls. I didn't really have any rhyme or reason, I just tried to place them evenly. 6. Done. Throw away your garbage. 

This was a really fun project and I really love how it turned out. Living in an apartment I knew that my decorating would be limited but I didn't want that to stop me from making this first place my home. We are also lucky enough to be able to paint (which I have done.) But I didn't want to go totally crazy with the paint because I will have to repaint when I leave. So this statement wall was a great addition to our home and so easy. What do you think?
love, Carlee 

9 comments:

  1. giiiirl this is GENIUS! i've been wanting to spice up my walls too but decals are just so stinkin expensive. i'm so pinning this so i don't forget. thank you for sharing!

    xo marlen
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  2. This is brilliant AND super cost effective! I think I'm gonna have to give it a go.

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  3. Looks really amazing! OMG, definitely my future home peg!

    xoxo Kisty
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  4. This is such a fun DIY- Love it!

    Xo, Hannah

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  5. Wooohooo!!!

    This is awesome!!!
    I've seen it on a beautiful mess....but they're way more detailed and while I loooove theirs this is sooo awesome
    You should do the washi tape on the door ways too!

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  6. So awesome!! It adds so much to that space! Love it!
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  7. This is adorable :) Very well done, girl! It's really a great idea for apartments. Hmmm. Inspired!

    xo Ashley
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  8. Love this, what size (inches) did you trace for the triangles? Love the sizing of them on the wall!

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Thanks for the wonderful comment. I read and enjoy every single one. Have a question for me, I will reply as soon as I can. Love , Carlee