Doggie decals add color and spunk to your drab winter walls

By Katie Kauss
Updated March 16, 2010 11:45 AM

Spring has finally sprung and so has the urge to redecorate our abode. But for those of us who can’t afford a personal consult from Martha Stewart, this time of year is all about DIY. So add some pop to those drab winter walls with Dodi Cummings’s cute and quirky vinyl animal decals (starting at $4.95!).

From curious pups, to seriously sly looking felines, you can add some sophisticated furry personality to your home in just a few minutes – no appointment with Martha necessary.

Customers can select from a wide range of animal breeds – from Scotties to Siberian huskies to owls – and can even purchase a fire hydrant for the ultimate doggy scene. And for the computer geek you can even get a decal to slap on a laptop.

Pulling her designs from clip art and making her own unique additions, Cummings prints all the decals on a special vinyl plotter cutter before shipping out. Customers can choose from a multitude of colors including tomato red, olive green and basic black.

The Wisconsin native first began making decals using vinyl scraps from her brother’s sign making business, creating small monograms. A self-described “pet person” with a dog, ferret and six cats of her own, it was only natural that she branched out to furry creatures.

The 6-inch monograms quickly exploded to larger 12-inch decals of dogs and cats as her business continued to get “bigger and better.” Currently, her bestseller is the sausage dog.

“Within 10 to 15 minutes of me putting it on it was sold,” she says.

Check out Cummings’s Etsy Shop to get a decal for your wall ($4.95-$18.95) or laptop ($4.95-$8.95).

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