TGIF, sweet friends! I’ve been working on a few DIY projects at the lake house this week. Come check out fun wall quotes by @DCWVHOME and @hobbylobby!
We have been spring cleaning over at the lake house, aka Happy Hill this week. While I was cleaning out the laundry room, I found this cute little lettering kit I bought a while back. I bought it from Hobby Lobby and they had tons of quotes to choose from. The one I picked is called “Life is Sweet.” (And if we’ve learned anything in the past few years, this is especially true.) The kit comes in a round tube and includes the quote, instructions and a vinyl applicator tool that looks like a credit card. This kit measures 31.2″ x 9.26″ and originally costed $24.99 but was on sale half off. (Gotta love Hobby Lobby and their sales!)
There is a small soffit above the stacked washer and dryer in the laundry room and I thought this was the perfect spot for it! Unfortunately the soffit is only about 8″ tall so the quote wouldn’t quite fit like they showed on the container. But the quote came in two pieces so I knew I could tweak it to fit the space.
I sort of eye-balled where I wanted the quote to be in the center of the soffit. I carefully removed the backing and taped the bottom half of the quote where I wanted it. Using the vinyl applicator I rubbed firmly over all of the lettering and curly cues working from left to right.
And here is where I didn’t read all of the instructions. OOPS. It says once you finish adhering the transfer sheet to the wall, wipe over it with a damp towel or sponge, then slowly peel away the transfer sheet. Well, I skipped this entire step, but mine still turned out ok. I was super careful when I was removing the transfer sheet from the wall that the stencil had completely rubbed off. There were a few places where I had to replace the transfer sheet and rub a little harder. So here’s the bottom half of the saying…
Because my soffit wasn’t quite tall enough, I had to overlap the lettering a little. And I don’t mind it a bit! Make it your own they say!
So, if you decide to buy one of these kits, just be sure you keep in mind what size you need and if it will fit your project space. Also, you should probably follow ALL of the instructions, just to be safe.
For around $12 and a half an hour of my time, I brightened up this space at Happy Hill! And even if I’m doing something as mundane as laundry, I’ll remind myself that I’m thankful to be alive and that indeed, Life is sweet. (And precious.)
I hope you all have a wonderful and blessed weekend! And until we chat again, may the good Lord take a liking to you! (Adapted/stolen from Roy Rogers.) xoxo Dell