Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Vinyl Love

  Are you a vinyl luva like me? I think the vinyl wording and designs that have been gaining popularity over the past few years are just so FUN to use around the house.

Recently I’ve been wondering if they are here to stay, and then I saw two episodes of Divine Design where Candice Olsen used vinyl on the walls – and I figured I’m good to go for quite a while. I mean, if Candice is using it…I’m safe. ;)

I know you can easily go overboard with the stuff – using a bit of restraint with vinyl on your walls is not a bad thing. But there is such a huge variety of it out there now, it’s so easy to make it work with your decor. And it’s not only words anymore – the vinyl I see now is more like art, for sure!

What I love about vinyl is anyone can use it, in just about any room. Even if you rent, you can put it up, then just peel it off when you move. Or, you can mount it on a piece of wood and move it around as you wish. I’ve been doing that more and more -- if I think I’ll ever want to reuse one somewhere else, I find ways to make it movable.

The giraffe growth chart from Uppercase Living is too cute! I just love it, and I wanted to make sure it could go with us if we ever left this house:

You’ll notice there’s still not one measurement on there. ;) Why have a growth chart with no “growth” on it?

Because it’s CAUTE! That’s why.

I have a few phrases on our walls that are the perfect finishing touch – I’ve shown  you the photo wall on our staircase:

The playroom has a sweet saying I just love:

And the vinyl saying in our laundry room almost makes laundry fun:

OK, I’m totally lying. Nothing makes laundry fun. NOTHING. (By the way, all three of those sayings were from Uppercase Living.)

I got the saying for our black door in the garage from a local signage shop:

It was super cheap and FAST. I am insanely, ridiculously impatient and this one was right up my alley.

OH! I almost forgot the front door! It’s a custom Welcome I had made:DSC02273 Obviously, this picture is from fall. But I love the porch during that season, so there. you. go.

But my latest vinyl find is one of my favorites. My friend Krista is just as in love with this stuff as I am, and she found an adorable vinyl clock on clearance at Stein Mart ($15 I think?) a couple months ago. I had to go get one. Had. to.

I could not resist it. I mean, seriously. It has the cutest little animals you ever did see:

Could you just die? Because it was so cute, I wanted to make sure we could keep this one and move it around if needed.

I got a two by two foot board at Lowe’s for $5, and had them cut it down just a bit to 22 by 22 inches. I painted it white, and once it had cured, we started putting the vinyl on:

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This one was a bit more involved than most – you have to kind of layer the pieces. But the Bub helped me decide where to place the animals and we had fun doing it. ;)

Then I finished it off by framing it out with some scraps of molding from the garage:

(I didn’t even fill the holes. Don’t tell.)

I adore it!

  

There is a wall in our loft/hall/playroom that has always called out for something, but the light switch made most items look odd up so high.

For some reason, I think this works perfectly, even up higher than I would normally put it:

Probably because it is so gosh darn cute!! Even hubby thinks it’s totally adorable. :)

(Oh yeah. I see you, you ugly brass knob. Your days are numbered. For real this time.)

So what do you think? Do you have vinyl in your home? Do you have a favorite?

Check out two of my advertisers, Single Stone Studios (we have a great giveaway coming up soon) and EAD Designs for some fantastic vinyl art!

I will announce the winner of the HomeGoods gift card tomorrow! (You can keep entering until noon.)

P.S. I believe I said “vinyl” about 82 times.

86 comments:

  1. I love that clock! What a fabulous job! I just added vinyl numbers to my door today! (I even blogged about it if you want to peek) I have been thinking where else I could use vinyl "stuff" - it was so fun!

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  2. That is utterly adorable! LOVE it!

    ~ Sarah

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  3. I too love vinyl...as long as it is not overdone. I have some quotes that I put up around my home. I will go check out all the great vinyl!

    Hugs,
    Victoria

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  4. I'd love for you to check out the lettering on the little glider I did. Lettering on chairs? Uh... YEah. Anywhere you can spell it out, SPELL IT OUT! (P.S. Mine aren't vinyl. Unfortunately I took the time to spell it out.) And one more thing. You rock.

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  5. I love your post! I also am a vinyl lover. I actually just ordered some and am impatiently waiting for it to arrive! I can't wait to use it and post about it.

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  6. I love the clock! It is PERFECT in that spot :)
    Health and happiness,
    Angela
    http://angelawalkerjewelry.blogspot.com/

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  7. that clock is just about the cutest clock I have ever seen! wow, I think I may have to track one down!

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  8. That is so insanely cute!! I just finished a vinyl project that was inspired by your family picture stairway wall. I am posting it on Friday - I will send you a pic!

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  9. So cute, love the owl! I liked the laundry room quote there too! Although I don't know if I'll ever feel like it's loads of fun, in my home that would definitely be sarcasm speaking. ;)

    The clock is great! I use vinyls sometimes in my design projects, mostly in kids' rooms but I find that when people apply the orange peel texture to walls they don't stick as well. :(

    BTW, I have a spring beauty giveaway if you're interested in entering:

    http://theclassywoman.blogspot.com/2010/03/spring-giveaway.html

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  10. I love the clock. If I lived closer to you, I might be tempted to drive over to your house and try to buy it off of you (but I'm in AZ, so it's a little far). I love vinyl too. Right now I'm in the process of trying to figure out where to put a quote on my bedroom wall. I have it taped up on the wall to see if I like it there before I commit to actually sticking it to the wall. :)

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  11. Love it! The clock is adorable. I have vinyl lettering on my dresser mirror which reads, "I have found the one whom my soul loves." It's in front of my bed, and I see it every time I go to bed and each morning I get out of bed. It reminds me what a great man I'm blessed with.

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  12. I love vinyl too. I just put up a post about my girls room where I made a pixie dust trail out of vinyl circles and flowers.

    And I've got three quotes that I just need to get up. They are sitting in my bedroom waiting for the right spot.

    Love the clock. It is adorable!

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  13. wow, look at that, very creative and inspiring, I wish I could design something like that

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  14. I Love Love Love vinyl too!! I absolutely hate picking it but in the end it makes anything beautiful!

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  15. I just LUUURVE your blog! It makes me smile, laugh, and it inspires me. Thanks for quitting your 9-5. You're needed HERE!

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  16. I am a quote-aholic so I love this vinyl trend (and hopefully not a fleeting one). That clock is adorable and perfect for that spot.

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  17. I'm dying to try some vinyl in my family room. I have a huge wall that desparately needs something. I just need to decide what saying I want to use.

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  18. I just did my first vinyl project. You can check it out here: http://cathymarquardt.blogspot.com/2010/03/update-to-mr-fs-roomfinally.html

    You have done an excellent job & if I were to visit your home I would notice the Welcome & all of your sweet words throughout your house! Love the clock. Thank you for sharing!

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  19. I just did my first vinyl project. You can check it out here: http://cathymarquardt.blogspot.com/2010/03/update-to-mr-fs-roomfinally.html

    You have done an excellent job & if I were to visit your home I would notice the Welcome & all of your sweet words throughout your house! Love the clock. Thank you for sharing!

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  20. I do have a few and want to do more! I have one in my laundry room, right on the wall. I did one on a wood plaque for the spare bedroom. I'd like to get a family saying one for the spot where I hang our family pictures. I also have two more sitting here waiting to be put up ~ one for the master bedroom wall and one that says "Welcome" that I'm putting on a piece of wood to making something for my front door. So yes, I love them, too!

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  21. I love your blog and lovely home. I'm anxiously awaiting the big boy room reveal!

    I fell in love with vinyl several years ago! It is quite simply, a fabulous decorating and crafting medium. There are so many ways you can use it in your home, office, school, church, crafts, gifts, wedding/party/event, vehicle, and more.

    I enjoy helping my customers and clients select or create the perfect custom design to fit their space. The options are endless! It's inexpensive and when you are ready for change - easily removable.

    Check out my website @ http://ncorley.uppercaseliving.net
    Blessings,
    Nichole

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  22. I love the one that says, "YOUR HOME"
    Where did you get that one?

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  23. I have a vinyl saying over some pictures in my living room. Love it. I also have a saying in my family room that is a rub-on transfer, not vinyl. Not as easy to remove, but it can be painted over. That clock is adorable! Great job!

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  24. I love vinyl decor too. The clock turned out GREAT!

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  25. The clock looks GREAT!! Such cute little animals! LOVE!!

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  26. I love vinyls! I have some in my powder room (trees) and just ordered house #s for the front door and some beautiful iron scrollwork ones for my living room. Yes, I am a little obsessed. But I love that they are temporary and you can take them down when you want to!

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  27. I have only used vinyl lettering. After seeing that clock I am going to have to spread my wings a bit. That is so darling.
    Brooke

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  28. That clock is so cute! I love vinyl decals as well and I don't think that they are going anywhere. I plan to do something cute like a tree in a nursery one day....I have a vinyl clock also but haven't put it up yet. I couldn't really decide where it should go but your idea of making them movable may just solve that problem!

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  29. I love the vinyl art!!! I have always loved the words, but I am so excited to see art in vinyl form! Hopefully my renting days are numbered, but it is encouraging to know there is art I don't have to make holes in the wall for!

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  30. We have vinyl letters on our walls that say "Home is where your story begins" and we have our pictures surrounding it. Too cute!

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  31. I love the vinyl, too! I don't have much in my home only in my laundry room. It's the sweetest little birds I got off etsy. Here's a picture of two of them:
    http://mamasews.blogspot.com/2010/03/little-craftiness.html

    I really want a custom one for my dining room written in fancy script: "You will eat it and you will like it". We say that all the time to the kids :) I'm not joking, I would love one like that!

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  32. that clock is adorable!!

    I decorated with a different kind of vinyl...vinyl record album sleeves...
    http://crib-tales.blogspot.com/2010/01/renew.html

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  33. I do like vinyl! I've only used it once so far, but I'd like to do some more with it.

    By the way, I've seen lots of laundry signs, but yours is still the cutest.

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  34. Hey I am new to blog world and I just want to say your blog is beautiful. I just want to let you know that I will be following you. I can't wait to see what else you post.
    Elisabeth

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  35. I agree. The clock is adorable. We don't have a lot of vinyl except for the laundry room and a vinyl saying that needs to be placed in the stairwell.

    My favorite is actually in your house-the "you are home" I'd love to have that for our garage door as well. A reminder to leave all the crap there in the garage and enjoy your home.

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  36. Caroline @ craftylittleworldMarch 23, 2010 at 11:29 AM

    That clock is awesome. I may need to make a trip to Stein Mart. I've actually never been in one. I didn't even know they had houseware type items. I'm driving DH a bit crazy with all the vinyl projects I have in mind, but it's fun.

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  37. I love the You're Home on the door.

    I think you not filling in the holes just looks like the beaver nibbled on it a little, lol! That clock is too cute!

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  38. I too LOVE all the vinyl! We have a Welcome on our front door, Joshua 24:15 in the living room and my girls names on their bedroom doors. I also have the "Always remember to kiss me goodnight" from Uppercase Living that I just need to find the right sign for it to go on.

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  39. Love vinyl words! I have "To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven." It is in the family room, which is a play room, computer room, sewing room, homework room etc. My 4 children too soon will be grown and gone and I am enjoying this "season" more than words can say. I bought vinyl at Wal-mart and had a friend cut it out with her cri-cut! Less than $20!

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  40. I have a cricut which cuts vinyl and I am so addicted. I really have to restrain myself from putting too many things up in our house! I started creating vinyl projects for my etsy shop to outlet my love :)

    www.poofycheeks.etsy.com
    www.poofycheeks.blogspot.com

    Kelsey

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  41. I was looking at vinyl on etsy right before coming to blogger! I love all yours!

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  42. Awww! I missed the noon deadline to become a Squeezie, whatever that is! But this is my first visit. I found you through the HomeGoods challenge.

    I love vinyl, too, and just wanted to say that Antonio from the new show the Antonio Treatment used it amazingly on the ceiling of his first show client. i didn't think I would like his show, but I love it. Especially since his second client had a memorial to her dachshund!!

    Great site, btw. I'm looking forward to exploring it more....and yes, those floral pictures below were amazing. I wish I had a good camera, too!

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  43. My favorite part of that post was part about the brass door knob. You get me laughing EVERY day! Thanks!

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  44. Love the growth chart...but absolutely love, love, love the clock...how stinkin' adorable is that!!!

    Thanks for sharing your vinyl love!!!

    Kelly

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  45. I totally love your clock!! it is precious and the way you finished it out... you are truly a genious!

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  46. These are all so quirky and cute, thanks for posting!

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  47. Major cuteness!! :) I have one vinyl saying in our new room/playroom area. I'd like to get a few more. I love how versatile they are. :)

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  48. *{Shout out to Uppercase Living!!}*
    I am a demonstrator and I have to agree... VINYL ROCKS!! I use it all the time! The options for creativeness are endless! You have clearly shown that :)

    We have a lot of new products by the way so be sure to get in touch with your demonstrator to see a new catalog!

    http://thischaoticlife.blogspot.com/

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  49. Thank you SOOO much for the info about Uppercase Living. I LOVE the look of the Vinyl words and have been REALLY wanting to use it in my house, but the limited selection of phrases in my local stores has never convinced me to buy any. I LOVE the selection their website offered and found TONS of sayings I would love to use. Now I just have to keep myself from going overboard. I am SOO inspired. Thanks!! LOVE what you have done in your house!

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  50. Oh, how I love vinyl wall words! I've only got one up, but I could go completely overboard! Now if I could just get the pictures hung the way I want under the wall words!

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  51. Thanks for the great love for vinyl as an Uppercase Living demonstrator it's music to my years! LOL So if any of your readers need a supplier please check out my website!
    http://elizabeth.uppercaseliving.net

    I also love all of your great decorating ideas, keep them coming!!

    Thanks,
    Elizabeth

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  52. I had a few vinyl words from Wallwords in our home in Florida. They were not 'in' yet so I hadn't seen them anywhere. Now they are all over the place. I don't have them in our new home but I love your laundry room saying. Very cute.

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  53. I love Vinyl, but I have been afraid of it looking cheesy in person, even though it looks terrific in photos.

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  54. Okay you convinced me...I am now in luv....now if I only had a cricut... ;)

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  55. I LOVE IT! I have two girls, in their bathroom I have the saying..."Be Yourself Everyone Else Is Taken". I think it will be there for some time, as they grow I hope they will take it to heart, not just as super cute lettering that their mom stuck on the wall. I get all mine from Uppercase Living b/c I have a good pal who is a consultant! : )

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  56. That owl just made my day(and it's been a very crappy day) That is the cutest clock I have ever seen! I want that vinyl so bad, and would save it for when I have kids.

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  57. I love that clock! What a great job. My daughter recent addition of wall play from Wallies is the play house - and an adorable addition to a little girls play area. The vinyl clock is a new idea to me ~ thanks for the tip!

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  58. That is adorable! I've seen the quotes used in several homes, but never the kids art. The clock looks great!
    -Arielle

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  59. I. Love. That. Clock!!
    I am going to have to go on a hunt to find it or something LIKE IT!!! EEK! I just love it.

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  60. I love the doors!!! I never thought about decorating my door from the garage into the house.

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  61. I LOVE the animal clock...my kiddos would love it too. I'm grieving slightly, as Oregon does not have a Stein Mart...I'll have to keep my eyes peeled for the item elsewhere. Do you know who it's buy...do you know where else might have it?
    I am hoping that it can grace my wall someday too!

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  62. I think it's time for me to be honest......
    I saw your post where you painted the door black and put the vinyl lettering on. I was hooked. HOOKED I say! Ran out to the store, bought black paint, and ordered me some vinyl lettering of my own.
    Did I say I was HOOKED! because I then bought myself a CRICUT!!! Really, what can't you do with vinyl? So a BIG "Thank You" for my new addiction! LOL Carrie

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  63. I LOVE these! I love how they are so easy and you don't have to commit.

    -FringeGirl

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  64. Umm yes that is the cutest thing I have ever seen. I am totally in love.

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  65. That is so cute!!

    I am completely hooked on vinyls. I use them all the time.

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  67. Oh my goodness, that clock is ridiculously adorable! Love it!

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  68. Love Home Goods! When I can't locate what I want at a thrift/consignment store, I can usually find it at Home Goods! Saved my tush more than once - like the perfect oil bottles for my kitchen counter and the funky bottle stoppers to go with them!

    Guerrina in CT

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  69. LOL - Good comment - wrong article! That's okay. I have been fascinated by your use of vinyl since I started visiting your site last Fall. Trying to decide what I want to put on my front & back doors AFTER I decide what color to paint them! The clock? I've fallen in love!

    Guerrina in CT

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  70. Very cute. I love the little owl.

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  71. I am SO glad I just found your blog today! I am a money saving blogger myself, and although I try to dabble a little in decorating I haven't had much of a budget. I am embarrased to admit I've been on here ALL day, and have no plans to leave just yet! LOL

    This clock is ADORABLE! I am so inspired now, thank you so much!!

    Erica
    5reasons2save.com

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  72. I've been leary of vinyl, but I think you've made a believer out of me.

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  73. Hi TDC! Love all of these. I'm just at the moment obsessing about some vinyl decals for my front door. I also just wanted to introduce myself. I'm a brand new blogger who was really inspired by YOU to start my site! It's called The Painted Hive and I wanted to say "thank you" for all the subliminal guidance!
    Kristine
    xxx

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  74. Hi TDC! Love all of these. I'm just at the moment obsessing about some vinyl decals for my front door. I also just wanted to introduce myself. I'm a brand new blogger who was really inspired by YOU to start my site! It's called The Painted Hive and I wanted to say "thank you" for all the subliminal guidance!
    Kristine
    xxx

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  75. See, you can tell I'm a new blogger - I accidentally posted the previous comment twice because I was so anxious to click the button and get it up there!

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  76. lol your home is vinyl heaven- without losing any sophistication. I love it!

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  77. Ok Luv the Blog, you are amazing with a Capital A..Luv as you say the growth chart -what a great gift.And really the numbers never are right anyway- compared to where they hang-so love it...Great Idea.. Will be following you lady for much Inspiration..
    I Just Love it AlL...
    Karryann

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  78. I am a new convert to the vinyl decals... check out my bathroom I did with them recently...
    http://creativejuicestudios.blogspot.com/2010/02/bathroom-reveal.html

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  79. I just love that clock!! What a fabulous idea!! :-) I really want to get some vinyl for my home but the walls are in major need of a paint job and I don't want to put vinyl up until I know how I am decorating...in due time I suppose.

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  80. I totally love that clock. And I don't want it for the kids in my family, I want it for myself!

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