Thursday, June 21, 2012

Script Wall


I'm a reader.
Long books, short books, fantasies, love stories, thrillers. I devour 'em all!
I could curl up for days lost in a good story and never consider it time wasted.
If you're a reader, you know what I mean. If you aren't... WHY NOT? 

I don't remember where I saw my first script wall.
But, I knew I would have one. 
They're like a giant book! Of course I love 'em!!

First step: Find a wall. CHECK!

Second step: Figure out how to put words on it... I considered some beautiful stencils. Thought about writing it by hand. Briefly entertained tracing a computer print out. But in the end I remembered, I have a Silhouette!! (Are you tired of hearing about this machine yet?)

That was it! CHECK!!

I decided to use my Silhouette Cameo to cut it out of vinyl. Or let me be more specific, Contact Paper. Sorry, the good stuff's just too $$$ for this cheapskate to cover an entire wall!

Just in case you were wondering, there's a misspelled word hidden behind the vase... how's that for perfection?

Cheap, quick (Ha! That's what I thought before I started!) and I get to write anything I want. WIN WIN!! 

Third step: Pick something to write on said wall.

Harry Potter!
(It was actually the only thing the whole family could agree on.)

My oldest daughter and I put our heads together and it didn't take long to decide on our favorite scene from all the books. Harry and Ginny's first kiss!! Was there ever a question? We're romantics! 

CHECK!!!


The wall is just outside our Master and it makes me smile nearly every time I see it.


Script is done in Zapfino font.

The project turned out exactly as I'd hoped. 
Well, almost. 
Let's just say it was a tad more labor intensive then I first envisioned.
Yeah, I'll leave it at that...


If you wanna try this yourself, I promise you'll love the final product. 
Being able to pick exactly what we wanted on the wall made this project so fun and the 3 weeks I'll never get back time spent well worth it. 
(In all seriousness, I'd do it again even knowing how long it took!)


Fourth Step: Freak out that it's done and I love it so much!!!

CHECK!!!! 

~Jeannine

Update:
I've had so many questions about this wall, from what font I used to how I put it up so straight and even, that I've made a separate post answering all the questions. You can find those answers in my new post HERE.
Enjoy!!

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88 comments:

  1. This is really cool. I love the way it looks. Great job!

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  2. Were you always a comedian? No, I think not...when did that happen. I kept wanting to answer the questions right beside the questions.

    Yes, I'm an avid reader...but you know that cause we used to read each other's books.

    No, not tired of the silhouette yet...still just making me jealous...and giving me ideas for later!!!

    Sigh...Harry and Ginny's first kiss...guess I hadn't read the wall yet. I didn't know that's what you picked. The romantic in me is going "awe!!! (in a long drawn out squeaky kind of way)"

    Love looking at all your stuff...even though I've seen it before. The fun part's going to be when you do a project and SURPRISE me with it on the blog!!!

    Your Sis!!!

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  3. I LOVE it, Jeannine! Being a Harry Potter fan myself, I love your selection. It looks so great and I can't even imagine the time it took to do this. Especially keeping it straight!

    visiting from Vintage Inspiration Friday : )

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  4. Oh Neener... YOU'RE AMAZING!!! As if you didn't already know that! This is such a work of art! I really want to hire you someday!

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  5. This is so interesting! I didn't realize you are a new blogger. (so am I)
    I love graphic stuff, and I can see I'm going to have to get a silhouette.
    Can't wait to see what you come up with next!

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  6. This is fabulous! You know - I don't know why it is (maybe because of the discipline and dedication) but nurses make really good faux finishers/decorative artists. Your skills are really showing on this project. I look forward to more.

    I am a new follower...hopefully you will follow me as well!! I think you will enjoy the projects on my blog!

    Linda

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  7. I just found your blog from Fox Hollow Cottage - I AM IN LOVE!! You are so talented and that script wall is AMAZING!
    I'm a new follower and a new blogger myself - come check me out! :)

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  8. The wall is amazing...and worth all of your hard work! Wonderful job!

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  9. This wall if fantastic! I can't even imagine the patience you must have to complete a project like this. It was worth all your effort! I'm a new blogger, too and I am SO going to enjoy following you. You've inspired me!!

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  10. Seriously Awesome! My daughter and I would both adore this also being die hard Potter fans.. we read all the books together and of course saw the last movie in theaters.. I just adore this idea... and you did a fantastic job.
    Thanks so much for joining in the under 300 followers blog hop
    I am your newest follower~
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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  11. What an amazing idea! It looks great! Megan

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  12. Okay, I have to ask... did you hand cut all the words out of the contact paper? It looks wonderful!

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    1. No, thank God! I used a Silhouette Cameo cutting machine. If you want to know more about it you can either check out my "There's a Bee in my Wine" post, or google Silhouette America. Thanks for stopping by!

      Jeannine

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  13. LUV LUV LUV this project! Looks like a ton of work, but what a beautiful impression it makes in your hallway! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  14. Wow, that is FABULOUS and my kids would just LOVE this idea as we are all big HP fans! I can't imagine how much work that had to be, but it's really, really worth it!

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  15. OMG what an awesome idea and it looks fabulous. I would love to do this as a feature wall in my daughters room. Maybe something from the House Of Night series or Vampire Academy :)

    Found you through the Under 300 followers link party :)

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  16. LOVE THIS! Our whole family loves books and this is a perfect project for us. You did a great job. Kudos!

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  17. Absolutely love it! I may have to invest in a silhouette machine now. Would love for you to share at the Creative Corner Blog Hop.

    Holly
    Holly's Stamping Addiction

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  18. amazing post, very inspired!!! I am your newest follower 300 link party! see you soon.

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  19. This looks fantastic! Boy, having hung a few vinyl sayings myself, I don't know if I could tackle such a task. That would take me days to finish. I kinda like that you had a misspelled word...that gives it the handmade touch.

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    1. Lol, my daughter's such a critic about this little spelling error (she's an editor for the school paper, go figure) I'll have to tell her that not everyone shares her opinion! Thanks for stopping by!!

      ~Jeannine

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  20. What a cool wall. This is such a great idea and I loved the colors you used. I'm a new follower, would love if you followed me at www.iheartpears.blogspot.com

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  21. You did an incredible job on this! Not only do I find your creativity (and patience! lol) amazing, but as an avid reader & huge Harry Potter fan, I couldn't love it any more. Beautiful job!

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  22. ohhh, this is BEAUTIFUL. You did a fantastic job. Such detail. Wow.

    Thank you for linking it up also at our linky party, http://www.finecraftguild.com/party . Tomorrow a new party opens up, so I am inviting you to come again with more great inspirational ideas/project tutorials.

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  23. Your wall looks gorgeous! I LOVE script walls and fabric and been trying forever to figure out how to make that possible. Aren't those Silhouette Cameo cost in the hundreds? That is cost prohibitive [whisper]unless I pay you to make contact sheet stencils for me[/whisper]

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    1. I think after experiencing the time and effort it took to do this wall, it might be cheaper for you to buy yourself that Silhouette Cameo. My rates just went up... LOL!
      Thanks for stopping by!
      ~ Jeannine

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  24. What a fantastic project! I can't even begin to imagine the patience this took, but holy smokes - it looks like a million bucks. Such a great excerpt from Harry Potter too. Stopping by from the Newbie Party. Jane

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  25. wow, I don't think I would make it to the end...kudos to you!

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  26. Found your blog via Not Just A Housewife!

    LOVE this. I'm re-doing my son's room and since he is a huge Harry Potter fan this would be perfect (well maybe not the smooshy Harry-Ginny kiss bit, might need to go with a different passage!). If only I had a Silhouette...

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  27. Wow - that is amazing! I can tell that it was a lot of hard work and well worth it. Stunning results - you should be very proud! Found you from Home Stories A2Z.

    Jen @ Noting Grace

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  28. Wow, this is SO awesome. Love, love, love it!!! And what an inventive way to spruce up a blank wall!

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  29. Might have taken you three weeks.. but it looks AMAZING!!! Really it does!! Ummm... I wonder if I have a wall at home that I could have you do... ummmm..

    Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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  30. This is truly amazing!! I love it, so glad to have found your blog!!!

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  31. It looks immaculate! Great idea to use Harry Potter - a favorite.

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  32. This is so wonderful and such a great way to see one of your favorite books come to life right in your own home.
    Our family is a lover of all things Harry, too.
    I pity your poor back after all that. ;)
    New follower here.
    ~Tina

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  33. WOW, this was awesome! Really fantastic!~ Such time and patience you must have had for this.

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  34. Oh. my. heck. This is perhaps the most fabulous thing I've seen. Ever. Not only is it beautiful, creative, and budget-friendly, but it is Harry Potter! I don't even know you and I want you to be my BFF. As Hermione would say, "Brilliant."

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    1. Well then I guess we're gonna have to be BFF's!! Anyone who loves Harry that much is BFF material in my book! :)

      ~ Jeannine

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  35. That looks amazing Jeannine! Thank you so much for sharing this at my Say G'day party. I have featured this at my blog today-I love it!

    I hope you can join in again this weekend!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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  36. this is SO fabulous, jeannine! you did such a wonderful job--tfs:)

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  37. Looks fabulous & I love the contrast with the wall color. What is that great color?

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    1. I'm so pleased you like it! The wall color is Cafe Ole by Valspar.

      ~ Jeannine

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  38. Fantastic--love the color of the wall with the white script. Thanks for linking up.

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  39. Our family LOVES this project! It look so beautiful! Thanks for sahring! By the way, I think we would have picked Harry Potter was well! :)
    ~ Stephanie, "Romantic Treasures"

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  40. no way. There's no way in heck you cut that? By hand? You actually CUT ALL THAT BY HAND??? I think I just suffered a minor stroke. No, scrap that. Major attack. It obviously is amazeballs beautiful, but just to think of you and your craft blade, sat there for day after day... nah. My old brain is shutting down on me, I can not comprehend the amount of labour and love that went into this wall. Evenly spaced, intrinsically designed, you knocked me on my butt with this. You know that this will be all over pinterest, right? (unless you mind, in which case I will unpin it, of course) What a major WIN this is!

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    1. Well not exactly by hand since I used my Silhouette Cameo to actually cut it. Then just peeled all the extra vinyl off and put it on the wall by hand... yeah, I'm pretty much certifiably nuts!!
      And by all means, pin it to your hearts content :) So glad you like it!!

      ~ Jeannine

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  41. So charming~ I love your wall!! Sharing on FB~ thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

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  42. We're a Harry Potter geek family too! What a fabulous, fun wall. Gotta try it - but 3 weeks - maybe I can apperate to a tropical island while I work a charm to magically transform my wall!
    Kelly

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    1. I like the way you think!!

      ~ Jeannine

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  43. I LOVE this! Harry Potter is a family fave here too! I didn't know you could use contact paper in the Cameo! I so need to try that! Would love for you to share at the Pomp Party!

    http://jill-createcraftlove.blogspot.com/2012/06/pomp-party-24.html

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

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  44. I love this project! You did such a great job. By, the way, that is my favorite section from Half-Blood prince too :) I am ashamed to admit I squealed a little bit when I first read it :)

    I am re-doing my craft room when my daughter loves for school this fall. I am thinking a section of Pride and Prejudice would be great in there.

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  45. Okay, am I total geek that I actually got goosebumps while reading this post and you not only used Harry Potter but probably my favorite scene too! (And can I tell you how angry I am the movie completely messed up my favorite scene? They gave it to Ron and Lavendar instead and I was seriously upset ...)

    So very cool!

    :)

    Linda

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  46. OH. MY. GOSH! This is perhaps the most incredible Silhouette project in the history of ever! And since it's from Harry Potter, double OMG. When can you be over to my house?

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  47. Looks great! Love the colors you chose. Without that fancy Silhouette thingy that (of course) I don't own, I'm not seeing much of a chance for me recreating this =(

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  48. Ok, this was just TOTAL awesomeness when I saw it posted on the Silhouette blog. But now that I know it's from Harry Potter? **swoon** LOVE it and your blog, "I'll be back." (hope you read that in Arnold's voice)

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    1. You have me litterally LOL'ing with your Arnie comment. So happy you liked it!!
      ~ Jeannine

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  49. New reader here from HouseTweaking. I love this! How many rolls of contact paper did that take? Did you have to cut the rolls of contact paper into sheets? What font size is that? I don't have a silouette, but OMG you should send them your pictures so they can use it to advertise if you haven't already. It sold me!

    Athena

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    1. Hi Athena,
      Let's see if I can answer all your questions...
      Pretty sure I could've completed it with one roll (I think) but since I'd already used part of the roll for other things, I did end up buying a second one in order to finish. At about $5 a roll it wasn't a big deal.
      I did cut the contact paper into sheets. If I remember correctly, it's around 20" wide so I cut it in half and was able to get 2 lines of script on each 10" sheet. (I cut each sheet to 10" x 56" long since that's the width of the wall.) That way I was able to hang to two lines of script at a time. (I hope that made sense!)
      It's in 85 point font.
      I'm more than thrilled you like this, and I sent it to Silhouette last week and they featured it on their blog just this morning!! Pretty exciting! I'm just blown away at how much people like my little wall :) Thanks so much for visiting!!

      ~ Jeannine

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  50. Beautiful! I would love to recreate this with my Cameo - did you create a stencil and paint the wall, or did you adhere the contact paper TO the wall? If so, how? I love love love it! (And I just might be type-A enough to pull it off!) :)

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    1. Hi Gabi, thanks for stopping by!
      No stencil, I adhered the Contact Paper to the wall.
      I don't know if you've ever used Contact Paper before, but it's original purpose is as a shelf liner. It has a sticky back exactly like Silhouette/Cricut Vinyl. I cut it with my Cameo just as you would cut regular vinyl, (it is quite a bit thinner so you have to adjust the settings accordingly) weeded it, then used transfer paper and adhered it to the wall. It's identical to using the Silhouette/Cricut Vinyl with the exception that it is thinner (this can make it frustrating at times, but worth it for the money savings on a project like this). Hope that answers your questions :)

      ~ Jeannine

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  51. Wow - totally AMAZING - I just got my cameo so haven't been that brave with it yet. How did you stick the words to the wall?

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  52. Wow! I love it! I'm a reader too and believe it or not, I've put off Harry Potter but my daughter has convinced me that it's next on my list. I'm looking forward to it. You did a fantastic job! Even with the Silhouette, it's so much work (lining things up). I love that you used contact paper. Definitely something I need to try. That vinyl is $$$! :) Thanks so much for sharing your creativity and hard work. Well worth it!

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  53. Lovely project Jeannine. I am so doing this with my Cameo. Thanks also for the money saving tip of using contact vinyl/paper.

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  54. Simply amazing! You have massive amounts of patience, I can tell. Congrats on being featured on the Silhouette Blog, which is how I found you. I'm happy to hear that contact paper works well. My only question is how did you get it applied so evenly and straight across?

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  55. Speechless! Looks absolutely wonderful. I take my hat off to you :)

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  56. This adds a whole new dimension to wall words. I love it!

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  57. PS How did you get your comments to have a idea different font? I think I want to copy that on my blog. LOL

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  58. Hello! I found you via the Sundae Scoop link party at I Heart Naptime... I AM IN LOVE! :) Our next home (we're in an apartment now) will definitely have a wall like this! I think we'll fill it with words from the Bible, but who knows, maybe we'll pick something from a favorite movie? Thanks so much for sharing! :)

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  59. Hey! I'm a new fan! I have just one question.......where did you download the script from? I looked on dafont.com for zapfina and could not find it. I love, love ,love this wall! I think I'll tackle something smaller first!:) The tip about using the contact paper.....priceless!!!!! Any help would be great!

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  60. Thanks so much for sharing this super elegant project with us, it was soooo worth the time! I love it! I am following you and can't wait to see more of your creative talents.
    By the way, you'll be featured on this Wednesday's post, so stop by any time and grab a featured button!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  61. This is really fine blog. Thanks to share this awesome blog.

    Vinyl Wall Stickers

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  62. Please please please consider revising this post at the bottom with a section called particulars and it contains:
    How did you get the words from the contact paper to the wall (I read transfer paper but I had to read half your comments to find that)
    How in the world did you make your lines straight without marking the walls? I thought about pencil but you can't get that off
    What font did you use and what size ( I saw the size somewhere in the comments BUT now I would have to read all your comments over again to find it)
    Thank you. I want to try this project but I feel so insecure and clarity would give me some confidence LOL. I have a cricut and I only used it once to make a sticker for my car and I swear I messed up 20 sheets of paper just to write "Boogie Down Bronx Valley Girl" LOL. I appreciate that contact paper info as well. Now I can experiment till my heart is content. Thank you and again GREAT POST I am loving it.

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  63. I just stumbled on your blog and I am in love with this idea! I love words, script, etc. It looks fabulous.

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  64. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! We are also big HP fans! I'm actually planning some HP projects right now, although nothing this big! Seriously amazing!!!

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  65. Oh......my......goodness. That is about the best thing EVER!!!!!!!!

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  66. Great wall. I am thinking of doing something like this in the basement family room. I think the hardest part is figuring out what to say.

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  67. Your wall looks great! I did a wall similar to that earlier this year in my bathroom. I'd love to have you stop by and see it at my blog Thrifty Parsonage Living.
    http://thriftyparsonageliving.blogspot.com/
    I'm your newest follower and looking forward to reading more of your posts :) I'm off to read how you did this wall and see if it was done easier than mine. I tried contact paper first but it wouldn't adhere to the rough surface on the wall.

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  68. Oh wow. That is amazing! I love the font you chose and the white against the color on the wall is perfect. I'll bet you just go stand in front of that wall and stare, don't you? Just admit it. I would. :) Great job!

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  69. Hey Jeannine I finally decided to take the plunge and buy a silhouette cameo. I am so confused in the process. I want to get the most for my buck. I found some great bundles but all are different. Can you go to my blog and recommend one of the three for me? Disregard the past about the contest...it's over. (And darn it I don't think I won) I didn't want to post this on your wall but I couldn't find an email address for you. I appreciate your help. Lol I am still wanting to do my wall!!

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  70. What color paint did you use on the wall? I'm thinking about a ravenclaw themed room and from the picture, the paint looks like a lovely bronze color. What brand/colour name is it?

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    1. The paint color is Cafe Ole by Valspar. In person, it's much closer to a coffee/cappuccino color, but it may be what you're looking for. Have fun!

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  71. Love love love, did I mention I love this. My daughter will demand this for her room it she sees it. Unfortunately I don't have any sort of cutting machine, but I'm wondering if I could just write with my best writing.....Hummmm it's too good not to at least try. Or maybe just Luna style twirly writing meandering across the room - my mind is now racing thanks!

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  72. The wall is just outside our Master and it makes me smile nearly every time I see it. ... elephantwalldecal.blogspot.com

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Thanks so much for your comments. I read, and very much appreciate, every one of them!