Saturday, April 18, 2009

DE Organic Elegance


Decor Elements: Long-stem Silhouette, large, chocolate 114124, Inspiration, medium, Kraft 116190

Having just painted our bedroom a month ago, I knew just what I wanted and where I wanted my Decor Elements. When they say the silhouette is large, they mean it! Added the height for the baseboard the top if it comes to almost 5 feet off the floor! My 11 year old daughter came home from school yesterday (when I put this on the wall) and stood next to it and said (loudly) Mom, it's almost as tall as me. I am not sure if that is a good thing, bad thing, or just a thing.

To put this large of DE on the wall requires 2 people. It took a half hour, and that includes waiting for my hubbie. He kept yelling, I am on my way, I will be there in a minute and such. I am not sure how long I sat on the floor waiting for him, but there I sat - waiting...

He held the top pushing firmly against the wall. The DE was already gently taped to the wall. I had already prepped the DE, rubbing the adhesive into the element. I started to pull off the backing, working with 5 inch lengthwise sections at a time. I pulled the backing straight and evenly up the backside of the DE. Not easy, it took a fair amount of pressure to pull. By him keeping his hand on the upper part, I was able to pull hard and not bend the DE or pull it off the wall as I worked it. There were not extra hands to take a picture of that part. My arms were quite tired after all the pulling when I was done with that part.

Next step: again working in 5 inch lengthwise sections at a time, starting from the bottom, I removed the top layer of the DE. I had to reburnish quite a bit. When I got to the flower part, I went to 3 inch sections. Only pulled one flower off, but got him put right back on. It was not so bad to do this part. The hard part was getting it on the wall in the first place.

I know the words are hard to see. That is just the effect I wanted, them hidden in the stems, elusive and evasive. My kids want them a little more bold. Maybe someday. The words are cheap enough if I wanted to redo that part it wouldn't be a big deal at all. I cut the words apart first. They went on quickly and easily.

I woke up several times last night just to look at it. I love my new organic flowers!

Thank you for stopping by today!

Keep being creative, Sandy

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