Thursday, April 4, 2019

March 2019 Customer Photo Winner


We just love a good nursery with a great quote. Our Design Team worked with Kaleigh to create this custom design in the perfect fonts for her little one's room. The size is large and looks great right above this changing area.

You can create your own custom design in our Design Center, or contact our design team to work on something special just for you!

She won the $50 in shop credit for our customer photo giveaway this month! Make sure to send in your photos to enter our drawing. Just email us: info@wallquotes.com. Or, tag us @wallquotes on Instagram or @belvederedesigns on Facebook

Cheers!

Liz

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

February 2019 Customer Photo Winner



I will take Gold decals on a Black wall every day of the week! I LOVE how level of sophistication that color combination brings to this lovely travel themed nursery! 

Luke ordered a custom larger size of our Travel Series Postmarks to help fill the space on this open wall. We are always happy to help you determine the best size for your space, and if it's not listed on our website, we can create a custom order for you. 

He won the $50 in shop credit for our customer photo giveaway this month! Make sure to send in your photos to enter our drawing. Just email us: info@wallquotes.com. Or, tag us @wallquotes on Instagram or @belvederedesigns on Facebook

Cheers!
Liz

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

January 2019 Customer Photo Winner



We love inspiring kids to read, and it looks like Lauren does too! This is such a great book shelf - I love that you see the covers of the book first - great for little ones and there are so many great illustrations. Your book storage becomes a work of art!

Lauren ordered our On The Night You Were Born Wall Quotes™ Decal in the largest 22" tall x 37" wide size, and hers is in our Slate color - a lovely dark gray. 

This decal would look great above your reading area in your little's room, playroom, or classroom! 

She won the $50 in shop credit for our customer photo giveaway this month! Make sure to send in your photos to enter our drawing. Just email us: info@wallquotes.com. Or, tag us @wallquotes on Instagram or @belvederedesigns on Facebook

Cheers!Liz

Thursday, January 3, 2019

December 2018 Customer Photo Winner

Who else has a dog that thinks the world of them? Linda has a Shih Tzu and a Maltese (see them at the top of the stairs - so cute!) but also works as a dog sitter in her home. She has this wall that is right inside the door and is the first thing visitors see and wanted something fun and inspirational for them. 

We worked though some design options for her and she settled on this great design in White. It is perfect for an entryway since it doesn't stick out so wagging tails won't knock it off the wall!

Linda won the $50 in shop credit for our customer photo giveaway this month! Make sure to send in your photos to enter our drawing! Just email us: info@wallquotes.com. Or, tag us @wallquotes on Instagram or @belvederedesigns on Facebook


Cheers!
Liz

Monday, December 31, 2018

DIY Wedding Welcome Sign

Today I'm sharing the step-by-step for this gorgeous wedding sign along with the major mistake I made! Follow along so you don't make the same mistake I did! 


I've shared a couple of DIY signs, so I'm jumping right to the part with the stencil. If you need a refresher, visit my first post here and follow along until the stencil installation.


For this bride, she wanted a layered multi-colored look. So we did the first layer of the branches with a vinyl stencil and paint.


I used Valspar's Ivory Lace for the base - white was too stark for this project. I installed the first layer of vinyl and painted my background color over it. This is ESSENTIAL so the color doesn't bleed. You'll see why later.


My stencil hangs off the side a little, but that is ok since a frame will get added later.


Once the Ivory Lace was dry (in a few hours), I painted the lighter color of green we were using. This is Valspar's Ginkgo Tree that looks wonderful with our Pine vinyl.


Once that was dry, I removed the vinyl.


With the vinyl stencil you can get really awesome details. I love how these leaves turned out.


Now it is time for the text! The bride requested this in two colors. Since there was enough room between the elements, I had the stencil created as one piece so it was less things to arrange and install.


Install the stencil just like you would one for the wall and make sure to smooth it with the included installation tool.


Remove the top making layer...


 And you are ready to paint!



And then you get so excited about how it is going to turn out and you FORGET TO PAINT THE BASE LAYER LIKE YOU HAD JUST DONE! 


I'm not yelling (at you) but kicking myself. See all those little bleeds? That is exactly what the first layer being the same as the background will prevent. Such an easy step to forget with such dire consequences!

So I took my orbital sander and sanded all the paint off. And I didn't take any photos of that step because I was so mad at myself! I repainted the background, got a new decal, reinstalled, and repainted. 


This is soooo much more crisp and looks amazing. The red is Valspar's Garnet and the gray is Sherwin Williams' Network Gray. I've also added the second layer of branches here. These are vinyl and not a stencil! You can use a combination to get some great layered looks.


Add a frame and deliver your sign to one happy bride!


We also added some pinecones in Chocolate vinyl to add another layer and warm look.


This is such a great idea for any wedding and will become a family keepsake instantly!

Share your sign ideas with us at info@wallquotes.com

Cheers!
Liz