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Before and After: My Chandelier Decal Wall

About a year ago, I gave a small corner of my home a little makeover by adhering a chandelier decal to the wall and DIY-ing a tablecloth from paper. As I mentioned recently, I'm over wall decals. And I wasn't feeling the girlish hot pink, either. So, it was time to move on.
I planned on painting my walls a blueish-gray anyway and was faced with the dilemma of what to do with the decal. Remove it entirely? Place a frame around it? Paint another chandelier in its place in a more neutral color? Decisions, decisions. I ended up painting over the decal and removing the vinyl once it dried, so that a chandelier shape was left in its place. The glories of negative space! To see the finished product,


Voilà! It's amazing what a little paint can do. The color is Benjamin Moore's Amethyst Shadow, which was inspired by a favorite sweater of mine. It turned out more blue than gray, but I love it all the same. Stay tuned for another Before and After on the terrible linoleum floors and photos of the finished space!

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