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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,

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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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citygal citygal 8 years
pretty!
citygal citygal 8 years
pretty!
Home Home 8 years
Ha, mletrav. Technically, it isn't a decal! It's just the negative space left over from the decal. So, I guess this is my version of weaning myself off of the trend!
mletrav mletrav 8 years
...but wait! I thought you were over decals? I like it though!
EvilDorkGirl EvilDorkGirl 8 years
I actually like the new version better than the old hot pink one. Great idea!
Home Home 8 years
Yeah, plus_2_kid, the vinyl adhesive was really strong so I had no trouble.
plus_2_kid plus_2_kid 8 years
gorgeous - and I'm impressed you were able to get such clean lines around the chandelier and that none of the paint peeled up when you removed the sticker.
0fashionqueen 0fashionqueen 8 years
I like it and it brings a little touch to the room.
hanako66 hanako66 8 years
great idea!
hanako66 hanako66 8 years
great idea!
queenegg queenegg 8 years
I love it.
queenegg queenegg 8 years
I love it.
miss-malone miss-malone 8 years
That looks much better, I like it!!
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
I love the color, still not a fan of the decal though.
nancita nancita 8 years
What a brilliant idea! The white negative space looks so wonderful with the furniture. Now you make me want to paint.
Happsmjc Happsmjc 8 years
love the after!
Happsmjc Happsmjc 8 years
love the after!
donnellyaa donnellyaa 8 years
I like see glimpses of your home, casasugar. More please!
smileyface smileyface 8 years
I love the color. Not a fan of the decal, but the color is really nice.
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