Tuesday, April 22, 2014

DIY World Map

We took Easter global this year with a full-weekend project. And so I bring you the first of our new home DIY posts! Our bathroom is a light grey on ceiling and walls with a chocolatey wood-look linoleum. Suffice to say I felt we needed a splash of colour. Introducing: Resene's Chilean Fire. So awesomely orange...

Materials Used:
Printer paper & printer (obviously)
We used this map.
Vinyl (we had a roll left over from another project)
Snail adhesive to stick paper to vinyl
Craft knife & snips for cutting out
Paint & roller

Disclaimer: The paint did bleed under the stencil a bit but it seems to add to the authenticity of the coastlines. 


Susan Wong. DIY World Map in Chilean Fire.

Susan Wong. DIY World Map in Chilean Fire.

Susan Wong. DIY World Map in Chilean Fire.

At this point as we fiddled with the height and placement I was wondering if it would actually work... But then we carefully peeled!

Susan Wong. DIY World Map in Chilean Fire.

Susan Wong. DIY World Map in Chilean Fire.


E Voila!


Susan Wong. DIY World Map in Chilean Fire.

Susan Wong. DIY World Map in Chilean Fire.


8 comments:

  1. Wow - this is awesome. A great way to add colour to your bathroom. Look forward to see more DIY projects. Chantell

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  2. Looks fantastic! You did such a great job. Love the colour!

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  3. Amazing, how fabulous to be brave enough to have a go yourself.

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  4. I am super-impressed! This is a VERY cool way to add that splash of awesome colour, Susan. You should be very proud!!

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  5. Amazing and inspiring stuff! Very intrepid indeed. I love the colour too:)

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  6. No wonder you are an Artisan. Wow!

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