Beach Bike Silhouette Wall Art Tutorial

I hope everyone had a nice weekend.
We enjoyed the weekend with friends,
 had dinner at the beach & relaxed poolside.
It felt good to take things a little slower.
A perfect way to begin summer.
I am in need of more weekends like this:)!
Speaking of summer & the beach.
I just completed a project for the boys playroom
 that was so fun and easy
that I had to share.
Beach Bike Silhouette Art
It involves 2 of my favorite materials lately,
wall decals.
I spent just under $20 dollars for this 32″ x 24″ piece of art,
which is amazing considering the size.
Here is a simple step by step for this project.
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1. Find your decal.
A great place is etsy.
I found mine at Deco Mod Walls.
2. Have your wood cut larger that the decal,
my decal was 22″ x 14″
so I allowed myself an extra 5″ (my wood was cut at 32″ x 24″)
on each side & top and bottom.
A nice fella at the home improvement store cut the wood for me.
3. Sand edges
4. Prime away, even sides.
5. Pick your background color.
I picked a color I had left over from my son’s room,
that way you can keep cost down,
otherwise you should be able to do it with a sample.
Usually they are around $3 or $4.
6. Tape up a design. I choose to take my stripes in from the edge about an inch.
Be sure to use a good painters tape & press the edges to seal it.
Roll on the color,
I used 2 coats of crisp white that I had left over.
7. Peel off tape right away  & slowly,
(sorry for the bad picture, it was late.)
8. Sand,
 that way if you goofed a little, like me, 
 you won’t know.
9. Decal time.
The instructions come with your purchase & are so easy.
Once you have it placed where you want it, take a smooth edge
and press along the decal.
10. Carefully & slowly take off the backing
You are ready to hang it.
I think I am inspired to go for a bike ride,
how about you?
I hope everyone is enjoying their summer
thank you for visiting.
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  1. Jen,
    I got here through 36th Avenue and I just love this project! So cute. Makes me feel like going for a bike ride too.
    I’m a new follower too!

  2. I found your blog on 36th Avenue and I just love this project! Where did you get the decal? I’m your newest follower!

    Kimberly @ mypinterestreality.com

  3. love this! thanks for the link. I’m looking for little cruisers to create a wallpapered look in the small entrance way to my master. Your sign is super cute!

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