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DIY Project Idea: DIY Wall Art with Wall Decals


Paper Riot Co. Wall Decals are the perfect solution for quick and easy home decor transformations. Just peel and stick for a sweet new look. In literally minutes. Whether you go with simple repeated patterns like gold feathers or dots or you choose an entire woodland scene, the design you end up with can be amazing.

If you’re more the DIY type and like to take things a bit further, wall decals can still be the perfect solution for your project. Simply use designs from wall decal collections to complete your project.

For example, this rustic nightstand and chair were rescued from a garage sale and turned into gorgeous home furnishings. After a thorough cleaning, they were painted, distressed and sealed. As a final touch, we added rustic wall decals to the drawers and the chair back. NOTE: If you’d like to permanently affix decals to furniture, we recommend applying a coat of Mod Podge or polycrylic sealer to the piece over the decals. 

The lovely wall art shown far above (and just below) was created by simply framing a smooth, painted piece of wood and applying wall decals in the design you see.

Imagine the possibilities that await when you consider wall decals as a tool in your DIY projects! We’ve collected loads of ideas for you on our DIY Home Decor Idea Pinterest board, too. And, if you’d like to learn more about How to Paint Furniture, we’ve also created a Pinterest board with loads of helpful hints on how to get started.

A few notes on applying wall decals to painted home decor pieces:

  • Surfaces should be completely smooth and sealed with some form of polycrylic sealer prior to applying decals
  • We recommend allowing paint and sealer to cure for no less than 21 days prior to applying decals
  • It is not recommended to remove decals from painted furniture pieces to reapply elsewhere – plan application location carefully!
  • To achieve permanence in decal application, we recommend that you apply one (or two) coats of polycrylic sealer over the entire surface of the project, including over decals