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Thursday, March 26, 2009

A Tree Grows On My Wall!

Sue is such a dear!!!  She came over on Monday and we put the tree up on the wall in my workroom!!  I was SO excited and nervous at the same time.  Though after putting the first piece up the nervous part went away. It was actually pretty easy to do though I really feel that it takes two people to do it.  I don't think I could have done it myself without it sticking to itself and not being able to correct that.  It stuck to itself a couple of times but just a little bit of it and we were able to free it very quickly and easily.  

Now as you can see in the photo (I know I could see it) the trunk looked crooked.  But fortunately for me I put this tree up on top of wallpaper and I was able to remove the whole trunk part and reposition it.  When the time comes for it to come down (which will be MANY years from now) it should be easy to remove.  When the Wall Decor first came out Stampin' Up! gave us a sample flower.  I put a part of that flower behind a picture on the wallpaper and I tested it to see if it would come off or stain the wall.  
Yes it comes off and no it didn't stain the wallpaper.  And the best thing was it went right back on the wall like a window cling and it doesn't slough or curl, it just sticks there like it's suppose to!!!  Lucky me!!  Especially with my luck with trees lately!!! LOL

I took a lot of photos but I'm only going to post a few of them here.  I have a lot of problems with the post when I have more than one photo on it.  It seems that I need to write a novel for all the photos to be able to fit nicely on the post.  But how much can you write about this.  You buy the thing, you rub it on your wall, you remove the paper backing and you take a bunch of phots as you do it!!! LOL

Anyway, back to the wall!!!  I would do this again in another room but I don't want two trees in my home.  I did use the "family" words above our pictures in the living room but that will be coming off later this summer.  The plan is to paint that wall in the Stampin' Up! color Pumpkin Pie.  Hubby agreed that it would be such a perfect color for that long wall.  But that is not going to happen until our son's room gets painted.  I did the closet last year and that is as far as I got.  The ceiling is next and then the walls.  The walls have a wallpaper border that needs to come off.  Hopefully it will be easy since it's been on the wall for over a decade!!!  It's hard to believe it's been up that long. But on the other hand it's nice to know things like that will stick to the wall that long!!! LOL  

Enjoy the photos.  It was fun and I'd LOVE to do it again!!!

Thank you for looking,


mudmaven said...

So cool! May have to give these a try! ~chris

NeedsARibbon said...

It turned out great!!! Are you going to add the words too?

BTW love the idea of a pumpkin pie wall. That is one of my choices for a highlight color in my living room - or baja breeze. I know, quite the difference!

Lovin' Mr. Tree in MN

Terry Molineux said...

Wanda...the tree looks great and I love this tree better than that stamp set....I cannot get to like that set at all. I love working with the Decor Elements but unfortunately in my home I cannot use it...there are layers and layers of wallpaper covered by paint. I cannot get my husband to put new sheetrock up and start from scratch besides most of the rooms have paneling (I know that's from the 70's) but I've painted over it with I am afraid I cannot use these wall decor elements. I have been doing jars and albums.

Anonymous said...

It was a blast learning how to put up this tree along with you Wanda! Sue Lehrer

Anonymous said...

I am going to add some SU! wall art to my daughter's room but her walls have a texture to them. Is that going to be a problem? Do you think they will still stick well?

Thanks for your advice!

reeree62 said...

Nice, Wanda!! I'd love to see pics of your craft room! And maybe you in it too!

Gweniebee said...

Love the tree Wanda. Where can I find it? I need it for my Family Reunion this summer.

Anonymous said...

So cool!! How fun to have one on your wall!! I can see putting lots of family pictures around it!! :)

krystalpurple said...

Love that tree! It looks great! I wish I had some more wall so I could put one up. Kristi

Unknown said...

So very pretty Wanda.

Erika M. said...

Awesome tree - I 'm definitely going to be trying this real soon!