Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Laundry Gets Some Love

Remember this post from a while ago when I stumbled upon the idea of adding vinyl decals to my washer and dryer? (I'm always looking for ways to brighten up the laundry room so that the task of washing, drying, folding and putting away clothes isn't so, um... cringe inducing.)

kevin {&} amanda
Sunday night I decided to take the plunge and do it. The hardest part was selecting an image! I put my Cameo and pink vinyl to work making several flower decals. Then I wiped down the fronts of my washer and dryer to ensure I had a clean surface to work with.

Applying the decals was just like applying a vinyl decal to any surface, using transfer tape. Applying the decals around the doors was a little more involved, though.

First, I placed the decal where I wanted using the transfer tape.

It looks great, but it needs a little work.

Second, I cut the vinyl along the seam using either a craft knife or small scissors.

Third, I cut the vinyl around the door frame using a craft knife. Tip: Don't throw out the parts you cut off! 

Here it is five flowers in. Looking pretty good, so far!

I added another smaller flower, and spread around the extra petals that were overlapping on the doors. I put the cut ones up against the door frame for that nice continuous look. Waste not!

It's a work in progress. I've ordered some light gray vinyl to work in a two-toned effect and add some more petals. It should be here tomorrow. I'm so excited! (Is it sad that I get excited over rolls of vinyl and transfer paper being delivered?)

For another look at how someone put their Silhouette Cameo to work to dress up their laundry room, check out this post at Sugar Bee Crafts. :)

Sugar Bee Crafts
Tune in tomorrow to see how a blank wall and a storage problem are helped by a trip to Ikea.


Ashley@AttemptsAtDomestication said...

Oh man! I thought you were going to BUY the decals! This is so awesome! I really need to get me one of those Cameo things!

Shannon said...

Your w/d look awesome - they would ALMOST make me want to spend time in my LR :)

Heather said...

Thanks! And I love my Cameo. So far I've been able to create anything I can imagine, except for a large map of the US. The Cameo maxes out at 12"x10', and I can't piece together something like that. But for everything else it's great! I've been having so much fun with it. I highly recommend them to anyone with a crafty bone in their body. :)