Sunday, February 6, 2011

fixed assets: my first etsy purchase

I can browse etsy for hours looking for inspiration.  I like to look at bags people have sewn.  The decorative pillows always give me great ideas.  Scrolling through the vintage wares gets me all excited to stroll through the weekend flea market. 

Finally I took the plunge made my first etsy purchase.  I bought these vinyl winter trees.  The process of installing these terrified me.  I imagined frustration and tears ending with me surrounded by a pile of twisted vinyl.   I started soliciting my husband's help while waiting for my purchase to arrive.  Help from the husband can always be a dicey situation.  He's always willing to lend a hand, but he is not nearly as careful and precise as I am.  Projects are always a delecate balance of me trying to give him enough constructive feedback to get the results I want, but not too much nagging constructive feedback that I lose his help all together.  These trees seemed to be a recipe for disaster. 

My fears were not extiguished when I opened the box and rolls of vinyl tree pieces spilled out.  I didn't expect to have to assemble the trees myself.  I knew this was a project I would have to handle myself.  So I pulled out my step stool and went to work.

Much to my happy surprise it was so easy and fun to put these up.  And the results?  I love them.



I'm now staring at other blank walls in my house, wondering where I should stick my next vinyl masterpiece.

9 comments:

laxsupermom said...

Love the trees! They look handpainted. They're just perfect behind your daybed! Thanks for sharing.

Alena said...

Wow, beautiful!

Lovely World said...

Those trees really transform that space!

Lee said...

very nice. I have a Monday link up over at www.creative2xmom.blogspot.com. You should stop by.

Jess (hellowifeonline.com) said...

I love these! Such a gorgeous alternative to framed art. Thanks for sharing!

The Treasurista said...

Hop on over to the Party! Would love for you to link-up @

http://thetreasurista.blogspot.com/p/treasuristas-thursday-treasures-come.html

The Treasurista
Finding and Creating FUN things...

Kate said...

I've been eyeing the vinyl wall art for awhile now, but I had similar worries. Glad to hear they're easy to assemble. They look fabulous!

Michelle (www.thereallifemom.blogspot.com) said...

Love! Gives such a relaxing feel to the room!

Sunshine Mama said...

That's beautiful, it really completes the room!

Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment on my blog :) I always enjoy reading through the blogs of those who stop by, but yours is right up my alley with all your creativity! I'm off to look at more posts :)

Stephanie
(Petals and Sunshine)

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