Pattern Vinyl Decals - Installation

Custom cut vinyl decals for walls! Easy to remove and doesn't leave a mark. Comes in a wide range of colours. 

I love when I receive an order to design and cut vinyl decals to make a pattern on a wall! I have cut a lot of gold hearts and dots over the last few years and love them!! But there so many other fun shapes and colours to choose from.

Here are a few pictures clients have sent me after they installed the vinyl.

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Installation
The vinyl is easy to install. You will need, a tape measure or ruler, a level, a pencil, an eraser and lets be honest an hour or two. 

First determine the space you want between each vinyl. For mine, I decided 8 inches from corner to corner and from top to bottom. Place your first vinyl with a level and mark 8 inches over.

Line up the top of the level with the bottom of your first vinyl. Attach the second vinyl right at your pencil mark, making sure your line is level. Erase your pencil mark and continue. 

Inspiration
I created a board on Pinterest where I have pinned some of my pictures and other pictures I have found online that I love! Check it out, here. Below is a small sample of some shapes I can do! Or message me with an idea of your own.

I use high quality removable vinyl. 70+ colours to choose from!

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Send Tara Michelle Interiors a message to inquire about custom vinyl.  Like Tara Michelle Interiors on Facebook to stay updated on new designs.

Quick Fix Friday - Toy Labels

As an organizational freak I love to label everything and today I wanted to share how happy I am I finally labeled the toy bins! I kept putting it off because I wasn't sure if it would make a difference with my boys, but it did! The 5 year old "bosses" the 3 year old around on where the correct bins are during clean up. Plus I noticed my 3 year old now goes straight to the toy bin he wants vs taking every single one out till he finds what he is looking for. Organizing win!

 Storage system is the  Trofast from Ikea .

Storage system is the Trofast from Ikea.

Below is a client's picture. I designed and cut the labels for her and she installed them! Since the bins she used were fabric, we used high quality permanent vinyl. For the above bins, I used removable vinyl.

 Storage system is the Kallax from Ikea.

Storage system is the Kallax from Ikea.

UPDATE! A year later this is what our toy storage looks like! We switched it around slightly and make the green bins for lego.

If you are in Edmonton and would like to order a set of playroom labels (or any type of labels), email me or message me on Facebook.

Kids Craft Desk

We were having a huge issue in our house with my 5 year olds love for crafts! His supplies and creations are everywhere around the house... and lets be honest, so are mine, but I clean up after myself, Boston not so much.

I was debating where to put this desk for a few months. Finally decided to put in in the playroom! In a previous blog post where I wrote the tutorial for the DIY Crate Bookcase, I mentioned how I moved all the kids books up to Boston's room. This was to create the space needed for the craft desk.

Before

I had a good amount of space for a desk after I took away the bookcase and moved the green table and chairs. I already had the Alex drawer unit from Ikea that I used for my bookkeeping job last winter that wasn't being used.

 

For the legs I went with the Sjunne legs from Ikea that match my craft table since they are only a few feet away. Sadly they are the most expensive legs at ikea ($20 each), but oh well I only needed two. Lastly I went with the Linnmon table top, which also matched my craft desk, different size, but same style and color.

Boston was so excited. Here he is sorting all his craft supplies. These green bins from Ikea are where his supplies were before. Confession... letting Boston sort and organize his craft supplies was really hard for me! I wanted to do it!! (Boston is wearing pirate pants pretending to be Hulk, in case you are wondering.)

After! I am on the hunt for a different chair and then will be painting both chairs a pop of color, one for each child.

Stunning Office Space

I had to share these amazing pictures from my client. I offer typical hands on Interior Decorating services, but I also offer consultation services for the DIY-ers out there! With this client, we had two physical meetings and then the rest of my services were done over phone, email and text. She did most of the work and I advised her in her decisions and ideas.

I came to her office the day she was finishing setting up and hung the pictures above the desk, but everything else was decorated by her!

The desk is from Restoration Hardware! It was the first pieces that we selected and designed the rest of the room around.

The side board in the above picture was a garage sale find! The client painted it and replaced the hardware. She also took a basic file cabinet and spray painted it with two different colours of the Rustoleum Metallic spray paint line to pretty it up!

The couch and chair are from article.com. It was the first time I have experienced them. Shipping for the two pieces was only $50! Which is amazing for us Canadians. So far the client is happy with the purchase. She has about 10 people per day sitting on it, so time will give a better review on their furniture.

The floor lamp is from Restoration Hardware and all the other lamps are from RH Teen. The rug is from RH Baby. A little tip... prices are typically less expensive at RH Teen and RH Baby vs Restoration Hardware and just as beautiful!

We originally selected a different filing cabinet from Restoration Hardware. It was beautiful. According to the measurements, it would fit perfectly. BUT once it was in the space, it just was too overpowering. RH came back and took it away. The client bought a file cabinet from Ikea instead.

Side note... Isn't her view amazing!!

Sometimes furniture and accessorizes after they are in the space, just don't look right, even when they worked out perfectly in our head and on paper. There is one store in Edmonton I refuse to go in to for accessories for clients because they don't have a return policy! I can't handle that type of commitment!

Below are a few samples of how the client and I planned out her space using design boards and design layout software.

Click on the "Services" tab at the top of my website to see what other type of services I offer.

Organized House

I wanted to highlight some before and after pictures of a recent job I finished. This client is selling their house and needed some help getting organized and motivated to get it listed!

I love a good pantry organization! My own pantry is about 2 feet wide, so I love working with a pantry with endless space. 

Before

After

I can relate to this struggle with my client.... KIDS TOYS! So many of them! We took most of the toys out of her daughters room and into the play room. I purchased the Kallax Shelving unit from ikea with pink bins that would work in the new house. 

Before Bedroom/Toy Room

After

Like most basements, they are the dumping ground! My basement is finished and I still take everything down there I don't want to deal with just yet. 

I took these before pictures, mid way through organizing the basement. We went through every box and bag, sorting into piles to donate, toss or box up for the move! 

After

Lastly I want to highlight Christmas decorations! This was before.

I purchased 4 matching containers to store Christmas decorations. Clear containers are my favourite (they are also a little bit more money) but I went with non-clear for this mini project. When you decorate for Christmas you open all the bins at once, so no need to know what is inside through the clear containers. Once Christmas is upon us, my client will go and purchase a tree bag to store the tree vs in the box the tree came in that you can never close again!

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