When I first found out that I was going to have a daughter eight years ago, I was thrilled and went into a super pink mode. Everything that I planned out for her nursery was a pale pink with floral accents and touches of lace and it was perfectly dainty and pretty. Fast forward a few years and I’ve come to the realization that my daughter is not of the frilly or sweet variety, but has much more of a sassy streak running through her and she now has the opinion that her room should reflect that. In lieu of painting over the pale pink walls, we’ve decided to use the same base color, but ad in more pops of black and white and geometric shapes with a Parisian flair. I created this Paris Inspired Wall Decor for her room using my Cricut Explore Air 2 and it went together so quickly!
12″ x 16″ Wood Board
White Chalk Paint
Pink Chalk Paint
foam paint brushes
One. Paint the face of the wood board with the white chalk paint. I chose to leave the wood on the sides exposed, but you could paint around the edges as well. Set the board aside to dry completely.
Two. While the board is drying, cut the image using the Cricut Explore Air 2 and the black glitter vinyl.
The new Design Space is awesome because it keeps you updated on how far along your image is until completion. No more guessing on how much longer it will take to cut! In case you’re wondering, these images took about six minutes to cut because of all of the intricate cuts.
Three. Weed the excess vinyl and apply the transfer tape. Use the Cricut scraper to make sure the transfer tape is fully stuck.
Four. When the board is completely dry, use the painter’s tape to apply stripes. I use a small piece of painter’s tape in between stripes to act as a spacer for measurement purposes. the lines are always even this way.
Five. Paint the stripes with the pink chalk paint. Allow the paint to dry completely before carefully peeling off the tape.
Six. Apply the vinyl to the dry board using the scraper again. Peel back the transfer tape to reveal the completed vinyl.
Isn’t the glitter so pretty?!
Here’s a quick video that runs through all of the steps:
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