Remember how I told you that I've been working on a surprise in my laundry room. I've been enjoying the subway art that many of you have been creating. It was while painting my laundry room that an idea sprang to mind. I wanted a little something more than just plain boring painted walls, and thought: why not create a "subway art wall" or "wall of words". So that's just what I've done using the words!
This project was very labor intensive, but was of no cost to me since I used scrapbook paper I already had on hand. Originally I thought I'd make my own stencil using contact paper and my cricut machine, but because the walls are textured it didn't work well. What I did instead was cut out letters using my cricut machine.
Here's how I did it. Using a level, I positioned the printed out paper as a template with a level. I then added the words adhering them by spraying the backs with re-positional spay glue. After I was sure where I wanted the words to stay ( level and not repeating the same words twice in a row.), I glued them to the wall using an inexpensive homemade wall paper glue. This is a recipe from my mom that we used when I was a child.
Homemade Wallpaper Glue Recipe
Boil 1 cup of water,
in another dish mix 2 tablespoons of cornstarch
adding a small amount of cold water.
When the water comes to a boil add the cornstarch mixture.
When a consistency of wall paper glue is reached, your glue is ready. If it becomes to thick just add a little more cold water.
Using a small paint brush, I brushed the glue on the back of each letter.
The best tool to get the letters positioned correctly was a tweezers.
Sorry about the quality of the photos.
It was very difficult to get good photos of this wall because of poor lighting (no outside light source/windows) and because the room is so small.
The color of the room is a blue gray color,
Clark + Kensington paint from Ace Hardware.
Total cost for the room so far
paint - free
letter/words = Zero dollars!
I still have a few more projects that I'm working on for this room. I hope to share them with you soon.
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