Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Chicken, chicken BOCK! BOCK!

I'm in the process of painting my kitchen...again. One thing I can't part with are these little guys who greet us every time we walk in the door...

(You can see our doorstop...it's an old iron without a handle)

I wish I had the talent, and patience, to paint these by hand, but I don't. I waited till these chickens were back on sale before ordering the vinyl decals from here, then did them the same way I made my Grocery Sign.  After taping off the baseboards, I painted two coats of Glidden's Hazy Sage (much nicer color in person than in this picture) over the area where my hen & chicks will be hanging out.

Once that was good and dry, I added the hen and chickens...

and painted over them with two coats of the new wall color (Color Place's Spanish Chestnut). 

When that was dry, I carefully peeled off the vinyl decals.

The last time I did this, I couldn't figure out what color to paint the walls, so I had to redo it 3 times.  If you are very careful when pulling the decals off, you can reuse the decals 2-3 times.  (**Disclaimer: The green wall you see on the left isn't going to stay that color.  It'll also be painted the Hazy Sage color.)

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At Home With K


  1. These are adorable Heather! I can see why you didn't want to get rid of them. :) Love the colors too. :)

  2. What a wonderful decal stencil! Love them. They are just too cute. :)

    Thanks so much for linking up to Terrific Under Ten!


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