Welcome to Knocktoberfest, a blog hop featuring a bunch of amazingly talented bloggers, all doing their take on an inspiration creation of someone else’s – a.k.a a “knock-off.” It is hosted by Lindsay of Makely Home. If you are arriving from Gina’s place at Shabby Creek Cottage – welcome! And when you are done oogling at my project go visit Emily from Decorchick to see her project. And if you want a whole lotta knock-off inspiration check out one of my other blogs, KNOCK OFF DECOR.
I have been putting a little TLC into sprucing up my kid’s playroom. You know…so it is is more than just a room that threw up Legos and Barbies. My sister-in-law actually wanted me to make her the oversized Pottery Barn Kids vintage flashcards for her playroom. I did that this summer and had to make them for our playroom as well. I love the clean look and how large they are – which covers a lot of wall on the cheap.
1×3” for the frames
Krylon Black Spray Paint
Flashcard vinyl – available from Say it on the Wall
This was a super simple project especially when you buy the pre-cut vinyl from Laura at Say it on the Wall. I built frames like the PBK ones but you could always just get wood cut to size and add the vinyl and it would still look awesome.
1. I used leftover plywood from the cabinets I built in my studio and they were already 18” wide. So I cut three of them down to 18” x 42” (slightly smaller than the PBK ones). I then sanded, primed and painted them the same cream color as the trim in the room.
3. Then I sanded and spray primed and painted those Krylon Black.
4. The hardest part was lining up the vinyl perfectly. I recruited my hubby to help with that part. And then we just removed the transfer paper for perfect placement.
5. I used small screws to attach the luan to the frames on the back. Doing it this way will make it stick out 1/4” from the wall. One could router the frame to make it flush but that is more work and I am okay with the 1/4” gap. I then attached a sawtooth hangar on the back and hung.
Easy peasy and a large statement for a playroom or kid’s bedroom wall.
Details on this little bench I built tomorrow…
Go check out Decorchick to see her knock-off project.