Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Wilson Graphics Review (and a little giveaway!)

*** This giveaway is closed! ***
*** Winners: Josie and Robyn ***

Something fun :)

I recently received a prize of a vinyl wall decal from Wilson Graphics (I won this over at Project Nursery late last year). Thinking of the future nursery, I picked out a pretty decal of a bird feeder on a branch. We have a wall between the bathroom door and closet door that is about 4' wide and blank. I think it's where a changing table would go. I chose the Jade colour; the room is painted in Tiddley Pom from Behr's Disney line - a very soft and neutral pale greenish yellow. It's hard to tell from the photos but it's a really lovely, calm colour. On receiving the decal I must say it was more turquoise than I was expecting (of course, colours are not always accurate on computer monitors). Still fairly gender neutral, though, so it works for me.

So here is the wall before applying the decal. You can see the decal on the dresser with my painter's tape and the instructions.

Next step is to tape up the decal. I used a long level to get it even with the top of the closet door (my husband chose the height - I probably would have gone a little lower, but I'm still happy with the result). I wouldn't recommend painter's tape for this, by the way - I had it on hand, but really a tackier masking tape would be better. I found the painter's tape, being low-tack, wanted to lift off when I folded the decal upwards to remove the backing paper.

A few minutes of smoothing and pressing it down with one of those mud trowels... you know, the ones for drywall mud, they're flat and broad (they must have a name), and then a few minutes more of gently and slowly peeling off the transparent overlay and ta-da!All in all, it took maybe 20-25 minutes to do this by myself. The longest part was peeling off the overlay - with all those fine branches, I had to be really careful that they were not lifting off with the overlay. That's just the way this design is. With a little patience, I had no rips or bubbles in the decal. I like it!

With the decal I received, Paul from Wilson Graphics also sent me two butterfly decals to pass on to friends. Who do I love? (raise your hand!) I'm going to give these away to two of my readers (one decal each) :) I think they're very cute for a little girl's room or would be fun for a bug-collecting nature boy as well. You can click on the pictures to be taken to the Etsy shop for more info on sizing or to purchase if you just can't wait!
The Giveaway:
Two winners will each receive one butterfly decal by Wilson Graphics

The first winner has first pick!
There is no mandatory entry; do any of these things for an entry:
  • follow my blog
  • let me know where you think you'd put a butterfly decal if you win
  • add my button to your blog and leave me the link
  • blog about this giveaway and leave me the link (it doesn't have to be a full-out post, a mention in a list is fine :) ) - 2 entries, leave 2 comments
  • follow me on Twitter (let me know and leave your Twitter name in your comment)
  • Tweet this giveaway and post a comment with the link to your tweet. You can copy this, if you like: "Canadians: enter to #win a butterfly decal at Emily's Latest! http://tinyurl.com/yfext3r" - 1 entry (this isn't a daily!)
Please be sure to include your email if it’s not public in your blogger profile! Anonymous comments without a way to contact you will be rejected. Canadian mailing addresses only, please. Giveaway ends February 23rd at 11:59 EST. A winner will be drawn the next day, announced here, in a separate post and emailed! This isn't a sponsored post - I'll be mailing these myself & while I was sent the samples to pass on, there was no mention of a blog review/giveaway. Just FYI.

33 comments:

  1. I just became a follower of your blog and would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks.
    wandanamgreb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. If I won the butterfly decal I would put it up on the wall in my home office to cheer me up.
    wandanamgreb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. I follow your blog

    arctic_teacher AT yahoo DOT ca

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  4. I like the idea of putting it with other insects as part of a collect in my son's room.

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  5. Your button is on my blog (www.beingmom1.blogspot.com)

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  6. I follow on Twitter (mom2GMC)

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  7. Tweet - http://twitter.com/Mom2GMC/statuses/8866281695

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  8. I blogged about this giveaway here: http://beingmom1.blogspot.com/2010/02/february-giveaways.html (Entry #1)

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  9. I blogged about this giveaway here: http://beingmom1.blogspot.com/2010/02/february-giveaways.html (Entry #2)

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  10. I love the bird house. It looks great.
    I am thinking of moving the boy out of his crib and into his sister's room and getting her a new bed in his old room. One of those would look great against the green walls of her new room.

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  11. I follow your blog (Amy Brown)
    amym_brown@hotmail.com

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  12. I would put the butterfly decal in my daughters bedroom
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  13. I have your button
    http://thismomhasnoidea.blogspot.com/
    amym_brown@hotmail.com

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  14. I follow you on twitter, I'm @avayasmom
    amym_brown@hotmail.com

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  15. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/avayasmom/status/8904338956
    thanks
    amym_brown@hotmail.com

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  16. I'd put the decal in my daughter's room if I won. She loves butterflies!!
    pjkmitchell at hotmail dot com

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  17. I would put the decal in my baby girl's room

    josiefiorda@yahoo.ca

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  18. I follow on twitter

    josiefiorda@yahoo.ca

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  19. tweet
    http://twitter.com/josiefiorda/status/8991844801

    josiefiorda@yahoo.ca

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  20. I am following you on twitter as ccmouse

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  21. I would love to put this in Jillian's bedroom...she loves butterflies:)

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  22. I am following on twitter and if i win i would like the green one please! @mariab76/billiondollarprincesss@hotmail.com

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  23. I would put the decal in my daughters room. She would love this. vivaglampink@yahoo.ca

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  24. I'm not Canadian, so I can't win -- but I just wanted to say that I love the bird decal you won!

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  25. I follow your blog.

    poochieralphy@hotmail.com

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  26. We are expecting our first child, those stickers would love great in our nursery!


    poochieralphy@hotmail.com

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  27. I've folllowed your blog for a while now :)

    jennifer@beautifulcalling.ca

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  28. and I think probably our main floor powder room if it is the orange one. I haven't done that much in the room but the tile on the floor is burnt sienna and I bought matching towels.
    If I win the green one? Not sure about that one yet but would definitely fine a place!

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