In honour of this delightfully geeky weekend, I’m sharing some fun projects I recently finished up for my awesome friends/neighbours.
Their house is almost exactly the same as our own, except our friends weren’t really using their basement — and mine is where I spend most of my life, ha!
They had one tiny room crammed with memorabilia from movies, TV shows, video games, comic books, you name it. I couldn’t recognize most of it, but I could tell it was an impressive collection.
The rest of their basement, meanwhile, was pretty much unused. They almost never went downstairs, so their neat collections weren’t really on display and guests never got to see them. We decided to turn the biggest part of the basement into a geeky paradise, full of fun.
The pale beige walls were splashed with colour — green, blue and yellow plucked from the pixels of a Technicolour Super Mario game — and we decided to have fun with custom vinyl wall decals, too.
I’ve always been intrigued by those Cricut machines that slice up vinyl in perfect shapes and letters. It’s so darn crafty! I have not yet pulled the trigger on buying a machine, though, so I turned to a local company called Frozen In Time Designs.
We weren’t ordering something simple, like a word or phrase. Nope, we wanted elaborate, one-of-a-kind designs that required a lot of planning. I sketched out what we wanted for our three decals, mocked them up in a PDF and began painstakingly figuring out how big each piece of vinyl needed to be. So much math!
I have no idea how the Cricut process works, except that I squealed happily when Atasha with Frozen In Time Designs handed over a bag with all of our vinyl pieces. Now it was all on me to apply them … gulp!
… or pin this project and come back to it later …