I have been working on a home yoga studio this week for a client. It is a fairly quick turn around project since she needs the space revamped by May 1 and I leave for a vacation and a wedding starting on April 24. The design includes a vinyl decal on the mirrored closet doors in the shape of a lotus.
I proudly patted myself on the back when the client flipped for the idea and quickly ordered the decal. Today I installed it and remembered why I have not suggested a vinyl decal in over a year. Even the simplest ones are a bear to put up, but thanks to my ingenuity (errr….stupidity) and the need to divide the decal between two sliding closet doors, I had to split the decal into four pieces.
Have you ever tried to put up something that instantly sticks to anything, has to be aligned perfectly and is a lint magnet? Now multiply that by four. It wasn’t a pretty scenario. There were curse words, a tear or two and the realization why I hated vinyl decals. I finally called upon The Partner for assistance and he came to my rescue. But even with his help, it took us almost 2 hours to install the decal. We had to tweak the piece, torque some elements and perform some DIY surgery with my Exact-o knife, but in the end, I am really happy with the results….
I don’t even mind the brass molding on the doors – it almost acts like a frame in this scenario. Well that is what I keep telling myself since I can’t change the color. Denial is a well-used tool in my wheelhouse this week. So I still have to paint out the trim and molding, hang artwork and arrange furniture, but I think by early next week, I will be done with the project. Cross your fingers for me!
However, for the moment, I am going to bask in the glory that is called a lotus decal and write myself a large note NEVER to recommend one to a client again. Well at least one that I have to install……
For those of you who have entered the April Give Away, thank you! For those of you who have not, what are you waiting for? I am basically giving you the dishes off my table! What are you waiting on? Blood? Remember that the give away closes on Monday and you can enter multiple times!