Lulukuku Vinyl Wall Decals Tutorial + GIVEAWAY!

Yesterday I showed you guys Ellie’s updated bedroom. The girl had a vision of a flower garden and I feel like it totally came to life! One of my favorite additions to the room was the vinyl wall decals from Lulukuku.

Ellies flower bedroomWhen Lulukuku first approached me to do a product review/giveaway for their wall decals I was a little apprehensive. In a past life I worked for a company that designed and produced vinyl decals. I’ve tested all types of vinyls and removeable stickers. In fact one of the products we tested was for Ellie’s nursery in the old house.

So after a couple days of thinking it over, I told Lulukuku I would give them a shot but insisted to them it would have to be a 100% honest review. It could be really good or really bad for them ;)

Luckily it’s really good because I LOVE THEM! Their product is fantastic and since the installation a couple months ago they’ve held up wonderfully!

vinyl sticker wall decalsOK, now for the tutorial… First step is to plan out the size and design of your new wall decals.

The most tedious part of this process is peeling the vinyl stickers away from the backing and keeping it stuck to the transfer paper.

vinyl wall decalsWATCH THIS VIDEO FOR BETTER INSTRUCTIONS…

So once you have the vinyl on the transfer tape without the white backing you’re ready to install it on your wall!

vinyl wall sticker decalsWhat’s nice about Lulukuku’s transfer tape is that it’s clear. I’ve worked with brands before where they use a solid transfer tape. Makes it near impossible to see where you’re sticking it on the wall!

So place the transfer tape & vinyl on the wall in position. Press firmly into place. The transfer tape is sticky so it will stay in place on the wall as well as the vinyl, very helpful! Next run a hard edge across the top of the transfer tape, like a ruler or small book.

kids wall decalsThen slowly start to peel back the transfer tape. If you didn’t press down hard enough the vinyl will bubble up a bit. Just take your time and go back to smooth out if needed.

nursery vinyl wall decalsFor large areas, I like to slice up the vinyl decals and apply a little bit at a time. Makes it much easier to work with!

flower bedroom stickersPretty cool, right? And I love how easy they are to remove. Great for a nursery when you only want to keep a theme for a year or two, or for apartment dwellers!

flower girls bedroom stickers

vinyl flowers kids bedroom

Ellies flower bedroomOk, so who wants to win a FREE vinyl decal from Lulukuku?

You can choose any decal set you like from the Lulukuku website and if you choose a set under $50, you can have two of them! Plus FREE SHIPPING!

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Winner will be announced one week from today!

Make sure you check out all of Lulukuku’s amazing wall decals.
Their IKEA hack vinyls are simply amazing!!

greek-key-before-after-1024x844And my niece has the tree shelves.
LOVE these!

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 how to install wall decals

Decorative Laundry Room Sign

Do you remember voting for the winning Laundry Room sign design on my Facebook page last week? Well if so, here the completed sign that I created for my Laundry Room makeover.

I tried to keep the overhaul as cheap as possible so I ended up creating a bunch of the artwork myself, including this little sign. Here’s how I created it…

I gathered my supplies:

  • 16×20 inch artist board
  • vinyl lettering (download FREE ARTWORK HERE: dirty clothes.eps)
  • Country Grey Annie Sloan Chalk Paint
  • clear & dark wax
  • paint brush
  • ribbon

First thing I did was center the vinyl lettering on the art board and stuck it in place. I carefully peeled the backing off to expose the white vinyl lettering (yeah, it’s hard to see… sorry).

Next I painted the entire sign board in a coat of Country Grey ASCP. Yep, right over the vinyl lettering too. Once it dried, I peeled up the vinyl lettering to reveal this…

Next I drilled two holes into the top of the sign for the ribbon.

And gave the whole sign a coat of dark and clear Annie Sloan wax. Tip: you will be able to scale down the dark wax if you apply the clear wax first.

I gave the edges some extra dark wax to have a grungy, dirty look.

I tied the ribbon through the holes and the sign is ready for hanging!

And here’s the sign in it’s final resting place! Yesterday I shared my entire Laundry Room makeover. You can see all the pics of the transformation here. Hope you enjoy!

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