Quick Vinyl Solution

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Just wanted to share a quick vinyl solution when you find yourself out of transfer paper. This is what worked for me! I use blue painter’s tape in  a pinch!  Simply tear off what you need (you can layer it if your piece is wide).  Make sure to reduce/remove  the blue tape’s adhesive by adhering the tape to other surfaces (ie: my jeans) several times.  It takes the stickiness down a notch!
blue tape transfer paper

Then just apply the vinyl to the sticky side of the tape so it adheres.  Then pull back on the vinyl making sure the vinyl image is on the blue tape.  Apply vinyl (on blue tape) to desired surface! Works great!

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Thrifty Boys’ Room Accessories

evan's foam finger

It’s done! After multiple negotiations makeovers and tweaks my son’s room is done!  Here is the finished room. For the details on this before and after click HERE.  On a side note, the hardest part of this project is reconciling my wish for a Pottery Barn  room with the reality that my son wants a “cool” room.  I should be grateful that he isn’t pushing for a budget buster room.  This is a labor of love to give him what he wants, minimize his “collections” that only middle school boys can harbor and minimalize the furniture in a small room.  I think we got this!  And, yes, check out Nadal in the corner. He is the first and last person I see each morning and night when I check on my son!  Well, unless you count my {first} husband. Wink. Wink!

evans room wide image And here is another angle: evan's room image wide 2 The bed purchase was the anchor for the room. The built in storage meant we could clear out the clutter that all boys collect.  And, I got to searching for a few accessories.  The bed was the big purchase (we bought an identical one for our other son), so my budget was tight! I recycled this craft project. It was formerly a grass covered coat wracked. 042 It was spared the trash when I realized it was a great place to set his favorite sport balls without them rolling off the bookcase: evan's room image 3 I framed this popular photo from Google Images (free) and put it in a frame. I gave one to each of my tennis playing kids for their rooms! evan's room When I saw this lamp at IKEA I knew I had to buy it. If I had known it required assembly I may have kept walking.  I am “mechanically challenged” so this took me more time than I care to admit. I love it and it is my son’s favorite lamp!  You can find the lamp HEREevans lamp Okay, this next find is from a store my sister refers to as the “crack house.”  She calls it the crack house, because I just have to go back- just this once!   And, she always calls when I am within 100 feet of this store (parking lot).  But, for $14.99 I had to add this little bean bag cube.   Another son favorite: evan's cube

Ii have blogged about this headboard HERE. I am in the process of adding vinyl to it!  After recent reports about the use of foam mats in over 500 foods we eat, I hope this doesn’t make my son hungry!  That’s crazy!

evan's foam mat

I would like to thank Miley for  ruining this formerly-innocent ……evan's foam finger

This concludes the 2 1/2 year saga of trying to update my son’s room.

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