I have a new toy. I’ve been wanting one of these forever! It’s a Silhouette!
I used this Silhouette to do the first “fun” project in my new fixer! I’m going to show it to you, as well as share a promotional discount and some fantastic deals that are happening right now at the Silhouette company!
A Silhouette is an electronic cutting machine that connects to your computer and allows you to cut fonts, picture icons, vinyl decals, scrapbooking paper crafts, custom magnet sheets, custom tattoo paper, fabric and so much more!
I have the Silhouette Cameo, and there is another Silhouette option called the Portrait. Both are wonderful machines that leave you so many options!
Since my projects are usually house renovation/decorating related, my first project was to re-vamp the boy’s closet floor.
This project was actually pretty quick. It only took me an evening.
This was what I started with.
When I refinished the floors, this was the last area I had to sand and when I got to it, I thought…no way! I’ll just paint it!
I sanded it with 80 grit sandpaper, cleaned it up, primed it with Kilz and painted it white with porch and floor enamel.
Then I used some 3’’ sandpaper to set against the boarder and measure where to start the inside line.
Missing ruler? …no problem!
Then I used three rows of painters tape in order to make a line to paint. I pulled off the middle tape strip and painted away.
I did something similar to make an inner pin-stripe too (not shown in pic below)
With the boarder being finished, I used my Silhouette to make this detailed world map. I found the midpoint of the map and the midpoint of the closet and quickly stuck the vinyl map down. It was EASY and the detail of the map is amazing!
See how intricate it is!
Much improved! Now I can’t wait to paint the walls and trim and add some fun hooks!
I could really update this vinyl map decal with the new Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition. This updated software allows you to use the vast amount of pictures and options from the original software, but gives you some fun new updates!
I would love to add some cool lines through the map.
There’s a close-up.
I also love this pencil sketch option.
Right now Silhouette has some great promotional bundles going on!
(July 1st through July 10th)
If you already have the Silhouette Design Software you can upgrade to the Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition for 50% off using my promotional discount. Just type in my code CREATIVELY, and you will receive this discount.
The new Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition software offers:
Ability to open, manipulate, and cut .svg files
Rhinestone tools to convert designs into rhinestone templates and create your own rhinestone designs
Sketch tools to convert designs into several styles of sketchable art
Creative knife tools to allow you to clip designs using different patterns
Enhanced eraser set to modify designs with more precision
Built-in ruler and guide lines for precise alignment and drawing
You can also purchase the Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition with a Silhouette Cameo or a Silhouette Portrait for a ridiculously good price using my code CREATIVELY. Just click to the Silhouette page to receive this promotion. These deals include the new software and Cameo or Portrait AND all necessary cords, cutting tool, and cutting mat!
Each of these deals is approx. $100 off the regular price!
(You can read about the Cameo and Portrait differences here)
These are awesome machines that I highly recommend to all the other creative souls out there!
* This post contains affiliate links, and I was given the Silhouette to create the project, however, I truly LOVE this product and only recommend/promote things I feel would be of great help to my audience!