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Trick to Make a No Measuring Peel and Stick Vinyl Accent Wall (VIDEO)

A few years back I added vinyl decals all over an accent wall in an already-decorated room.  

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Everyone asked me then how I did it and I've been saving this trick ever since.
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When I recently moved the couch to sell it and replace it with different furniture to convert this room into Bob's home office, I realized I never added the decals on the wall that had been previously covered by couch and curtains. 

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This gave me the opportunity to use this trick again...so this time I'm going to share how I lined up the vinyl decals without wasting a bunch of vinyl and without measuring!  

Fortunately I still had the cut file of the original crosses so I just cut a bunch more on black Oracal 631 which is perfect for painted indoor walls. The vinyl sticks, but it's removable without peeling off the paint. 

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The cutting is the easy part - getting individual vinyl decals on an accent wall isn't quite so easy...unless you have a piece of printer paper.  That's right I didn't measure at all when applying the decals - nor did I use transfer tape. I simply picked the vinyl decals up and placed them on the wall by hand. 

To know where to place them I used a piece of 8.5" x 11" printer paper held landscape against the wall. I placed a vinyl decal at each corner. Then I moved the paper and repeated.  Then I marked the exact center of the paper (you can fold it in quarters), placed the center on one of the crosses, and put another decal on each corner. 
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This was such a fast way to do the entire wall the first time..and even faster when I had to fill in the blank area of the wall. 








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4 comments

  1. This is awesome. Thanks for the tutorial. Love, love it!

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  2. Can you do this on a textured wall or only flat? Wondering if the vinyl will hold?

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  3. Love the tip. Will make thins so much easier in the future.

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