I am a teeny weeny obsessed with old bakeware.
I paint it...I use it for flowers, clocks, storage...
whatever I can think of!
I have had this vinyl for awhile...
and finally found the perfect home for it.
I really cannot apply vinyl to my walls
- way too bumpy and lumpy,
and the space I originally had this in mind for it...not so good.
BUT how can you get lost when you are accessorized with Cherry Red?
It's a showstopper now!
This is a super easy DIY
- Old rectangular metal pan - from thrift store...I paid $2.25
- Spray paint: color of choice. I used Krylon Dual Cherry Red Gloss
- Vinyl #1414, Design Divas (Only $10.00)
- Sand paper (optional)
- 1 DISChanger
- a plastic squeegee or credit card for smoothing vinyl
- Clean the pan. I also wiped it with rubbing alcohol (who knows where it has been and or for how long)
- Prepare and protect you surface with cardboard/newspaper/etc.
- Place the pan right (open) side down and spray in smooth even strokes, covering the entire pan. Repeat a second coat when the first is dry. Let dry completely.
- Flip pan over and spray wit at least 2 coats of paint, as per package instruction.
- Let dry.
NOTE: The vinyl come in one length - it is meant to be placed on your wall in one length.
I cut out each word, carefully, trying to keep equal space (1/2" on the bottom and top) on the words.
- Now when you place the word on the pan you can measure to find the center, but for me, as some words were in a script, center did not look quite right...so use you eye to (dry) place the words.
- Once you are happy with the placement. I found it easiest to place the top word and then the bottom word, and then centering the two middle words.(use scotch blue tape to mark the place if necessary) Remove the backing from the vinyl, and place the word on the pan. Press firmly and rub over it with the credit card in all directions. Repeat with each word.
- Peel the covering off the vinyl carefully, swipe with the card again if necessary to adhere any places you missed.
- Take a DISChanger and moisten the back with a little warm water. Let it sit for 5 minutes. Take the prepared DISChanger and place it on the back of the pan. Let dry.
At this point, you can decide to distress the pan a bit or not. If so (and of course I am) I am just lightly running a piece of scrap sandpaper around the edges.
Hang up and enjoy your new piece of kitchen art!
disclosure: some products were provided to my from The DIY Club