Hubs and I have been working on the main space of the house for a few months. With LOTS of day job work on our end, a growing redhead, houseguests and a few birthdays, time runs short.
Last I shared on this, we had removed the flashing and started painting with installing shadowboxes. The wall lived in that state until Red’s birthday party loomed. That meant this project needed a swift kick in the butt to get finished.
I hemmed and hawed for what seemed like forever until I decided on my wall art. A butcher’s cow with all his “parts” (no, not those parts…) labeled and bisected would be perfect. Sure, it’s not everyone’s idea of appetizing kitchen art, but it’s my kitchen! I ordered it off etsy, from a shop featuring custom vinyl images. He was extremely cooperative and helped me format the image. When it arrived, I couldn’t WAIT to get it on the wall (but first I had to finish painting!).
I peeled the front paper off, making sure every little piece of vinyl stuck, and Hubs helped level the cow on the wall. I then took a credit card and scrape-pressed each portion down before peeling the backing off and ripping it into pieces. The whole application took about 15 minutes. Then I threw up every galvanized steel tub, growler and clay dispenser I had to fill the large, awkward space in the ceiling. They look kinda farm-y and I’m really into that polished farm look. (I didn’t want to make that 1990s faux ivy mistake…sorry, Mom!)
Here’s the finished result – quite stunning, if I do say so myself. I love it; but what do you think? Would you eat in this kitchen with a cow on the wall?