It’s time to spill the beans… I’m addicted to vinyl wall stickers!
There, it’s out.
Not that it’s been an easy obsession to hide… you try hiding a 1.5m x 1m black bicycle on your hallway wall, four green lace hearts, and a turquoise elephant – it’s challenging!
It all started with Heidi’s nursery. The red birdcages and birds…
It’s such a clean and simple way to add colour and decoration to a room. What’s more, when I get sick of it (which I can guarantee will happen!), I simply peel it off and find another one!
Naturally, with the arrival of Zoe I hunted down another appropriate wall sticker. This time a blue elephant… which Heidi calls an Eff-el-fe-cant, a much harder word to say than elephant.. go figure!
I then submitted a picture of Zoe’s room into a competition run by the Wall Sticker Company, where I bought ‘Sophie the Elephant’ above…
And won! So they gave me a $200 voucher to spend on MORE vinyl wall stickers. All that did was feed my addiction. Not what I needed!
So of course I went shopping. I started looking at walls in our house in a new way. Asking myself “could I put a sticker there”, “would a big fish go there”, “will a surfboard look good down the end of the hall there”… it drove my husband nuts!
We had very different opinions about what to buy with my voucher. So I fixed that. Seeing as it was ‘MY’ voucher, I bought everything during the day while he was at work.
I got some green, lace hearts (which I’m SURE would have been his first pick too!!), to add to Zoe’s nursery. It was missing something, in my opinion:
And, then for Tim (well that’s what I told him) I got a black fixie (a bicycle). I had no idea what that was until the previous weekend when we watched a movie about bike couriers in NYC. It basically has no gears and no brakes… And I placed it on the wall in hallway to the guest and kids rooms…
It’s a real feature in the hallway, Heidi loves it.. and my favourite thing about is it’s different!
What I didn’t tell you was I also had four blue fish, purchased with my voucher… but I resisted. I thought I would do a Chanel… look in the mirror and take one thing off. That was my fish… I didn’t need them.
Very wise decision, I’m borderline overdoing it with Vinyl!
Go have some fun with vinyl… it’s very addictive.