Now that this project is done, I’ll go back a few months and finally(!) post pictures of the fridge and fascias I did over the summer of 2013 (sounds so long ago, huh?).
This was the 2nd project I did in the kitchen (used the Silhouette Cameo) after putting up a quote on the fascia, just above the sink and stove (used the Cricut Machine for this one). A similar shot of the fridge was posted on Pinterest (I pinned it there first cuz I was just excited to share but didn’t have time to do an actual post until now). Better late than never, I say.
The inspiration of “vinylizing” the fridge came from Pinterest. I saw various design and knew I wanted something BIG. I decided on dahlias because they’re graphically clean as silhouettes besides being pretty. So instead of having this…
I plastered dark gray vinyl dahlias instead…
One after another…
One thing I hate about installing vinyl—especially large sections—are the bubbles I get. I’ve gotten better and haven’t had as much bubbles as the ones shown here.
I wanted more vinyl on the other fascia but didn’t want it to compete with the fridge and quote.
I did a test cut of the design to see how the burgundy vinyl looked against the red color. It was perfect!
I wanted a watermark effect—something subtle—but still noticeable.
I had Alex draw the birds for me while I did the swirly vines.
I printed out the “tiled” design at 100% and taped them together to make sure the design was the right size for the fascia.
After I gave myself the OK, off I went to my studio to begin the cutting process.
Taping the vinyl on the fascia, along with a print out of the design makes sure I’m installing the right vinyl on the right section.
With that out of the way, I have another project in the works for this wall.