Esty Purchase Success!

Last week, a friend and illustrator posted a link on my Facebook page to another Etsy illustrator that she thought I would like, a shop called “Wild & Free”. I fell in love with every drawing! They are creative, colorful, simple and sweet. I ordered her “Our Tree” original illustration and asked her to include my boyfriend and I’s initials inside the heart. I received it in the mail this week and simply cannot wait to find the perfect frame and hang it in our home. You can check out her shop here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/wildandfreee?ref=pr_shop_more

I had never purchased anything on Etsy before but it was so easy and a truly delightful experience. I don’t think I’ll buy art or gifts anywhere else again. (Holiday shopping here I come!) The fact that everything has a personal creative touch makes all the difference. I’ve toyed with the thought of opening my own Etsy shop selling vintage treasures one day, we’ll see… In the meantime, I’m going to make note of my favorite Etsy shops and post them. Any recommendations of shops I should check out? I’d love to hear about them.

Happy Shopping!

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Dining Room Chandelier Wall Decal

The apartment my boyfriend and I are renting in Coral Gables was (thankfully) painted beautiful neutral shades so all of our random furniture and colors blend well. We have lived here for about three months but have yet to hang anything on the walls. (And to tell you the truth, we are still unpacking.) Our dining and living room is one big space. I have been searching for something unique to hang on the wall our pub-style dining room table sits against to help separate it from the TV area. Then, Eureka!, I found a black chandelier wall decal at Target.com. It was fairly easy to assemble and I am very happy with final product.

Here are some tips for for applying it to your wall. This is what you’ll need:

  • My Life My Wall Peel and Stick “Rhinestone Chandelier” Wall Decal
  • Measuring Tape
  • Pencil
  • Black Sharpie
  1. Measure the width of the wall to find the center. Use your pencil to mark it.
  2. Unpeel and carefully stick each of the four decal pieces to the wall.

  3. I found that decals 3 & 4 did not exactly align to decal #2 exactly perfect. I filled in any gaps with the black sharpie.
  4. It came with rhinestones to stick to the bottom pieces but I chose not to use them for a more simplistic style.

*There are also several shops on Etsy that make all sorts of beautiful wall art decals large and small. You can check them out here: http://www.etsy.com/category/housewares/wall_decal