It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for … (okay, maybe not). I finished my fireplace makeover project! Phase One was repainting the mantel. And Phase Two “covered” the big empty area above the fireplace…
I knew I wanted to have a confetti look coming from the ceiling – concentrated up top and trickling down to the floor. The question was: did I want to commit to paint? Yes, I know you can repaint if you don’t like it, but I was thinking more of figuring out spacing. I wanted the pattern to be random and if I accidentally spaced two dots too close together, well I can’t exactly just paint over it without looking splotchy.
Then I thought about buying decals like these ones from Land of Nod but they looked so huge. Not to mention, not cheap. Then I stumbled across this blog post from The Homes I Have Made. Megan bought this Gold Metallic Brass Contact Paper from Amazon and cut her own circles. Brilliant! Not only am I saving a ton of money but I can make the circles any size I wanted.
Making the gold dots was super easy.
- Gold contact paper
- Large circle punch or rotary cutter (mine is from Creative Memories)
- Scissors (optional)
All you do is determine what size dots you want. It took me a few tries to figure out what size circles I wanted and mine ended up being about 3 inches wide.
Cut. Peel. Stick. Re-stick if needed. Done!
Here’s a wider view of the whole fireplace.
I can’t say I’m in love with how concentrated the dots are up top. They look great in photos but in person, they’re too shiny. Also, my walls are all textured so the way the vinyl sticks to the wall, you can see the bumps in some of them. I guess that’s the great thing about the contact paper – no commitment! I think I’m going to try and redo the top to space the dots out a bit more. I think it will also look a lot better in the daylight.
I do like how they’re more randomly spaced out toward the bottom.
What do you think?
I absolutely do love the idea of being able to make my own decals. And I have tons of leftover for other sticky projects! I’ll report back if I decide to change up the decals or switch to paint (ack, commitment!).
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