Friday, June 3, 2011

Trading Phrases {Review & $25 GC Giveaway}

 

 

tpblogheaderI’ve always entered other people’s homes and admired their vinyl wall decals, thinking I’d love to have those in my home but am just not that crafty, don’t have the right tools to create them and it just wouldn’t work for me. However then I found Trading Phrases a company that specializes in selling those fun vinyl wall decals. So that took the work out of it and I didn’t have any excuses anymore. That and they were so awesome to let me have one of their products to review and share with you on my blog.

Generally I stick to framed family photos, or photos of the kids or photos I’ve taken for my walls- and it comes easy loving photography because I have tons of pictures to choose from. When it comes to the kids bedrooms though I wanted something a little different. For this room and review I picked the Dandelion Breeze Wall Decals. These tall dandelions with extra seeds to scatter add a fun and whimsical breeze to any room! We decided on the yellow color for our vinyl. One of the things I love about Trading Phrases is there are SO MANY color options! Not only was there a yellow but there were six different shades of yellow to choose from. There were also four different size options, we choose the 30” tall dandelion.

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I was a little worried at first that I would end up messing it up when putting it on the wall so I was hesitant, however Trading Phrases also sent a few other little fun vinyl pieces along with the dandelion to test out your skills before attaching the important one to the wall.

Tips for Attaching:

  • Use a level to make sure your design is straight
  • Attach your design with blue painters tape to the wall- I love painters tape for everything because it doesn’t take the paint off your wall, doesn’t put holes in your wall like push pins do and doesn’t leave a sticky residue.
  • As mentioned in Trading Phrases FAQs attaching is much easier on flat paint then on semi-gloss- just a warning!

You can also watch Trading Phrases easy installation videos HERE for extra help.

It was definitely a bit of a process because we were trying to attach such a large image to our semi-gloss walls, however I would never in my life go back to flat paint- oh that stuff was so awful in my house- showed every tiny little fingerprint and basically was just low quality paint (the original paint that the builders used). The end result though- definitely worth it. The image looks great on the wall, and even though we were attaching yellow to a white wall (which I was a little worried about) it shows up great!

So if you’re looking for a great addition of art for any room in your house check out Trading Phrases they have TONS of different styles and images on their site with lots of different sizes and colors to choose from, you can also request a FREE Custom Quote from their Custom Quote Concierge in the Personalization Center.

My next purchase from Trading Phrases will be the Dots Mirror Pack- I just love the modern style.

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Win It! Thanks to Trading Phrases for offering one of my readers a $25 gift certificate!

Mandatory Entry: Head over to Trading Phrases and pick out your favorite design, then come back here and leave a comment on this post telling me which one you love! Be sure to include a link to the product in your comment. AND in the same comment tell me you “like” Trading Phrases on Facebook. You must also be a Google Follower of my blog to enter. (So don’t forget there are three parts to the mandatory entry but you will only be leaving one comment.)

Be sure to leave your email address in each comment so that I have a way to contact you if you win! Please leave a separate comment for each entry.

You must complete the Mandatory Entry before you can complete any additional entries.

Extra Entries:

1. “Like” Trading Phrases on Facebook (1 Entry)

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3. “Like” me on Facebook ( 1 Entry)

4. Follow me on Twitter @bethwillis01 (1 Entry)

5. Share on Facebook and/or Twitter and leave the URL (1 Entry each- daily)

#WIN a $25 gift certificate to Trading Phrases- for all your vinyl needs! (Ends 6/17)

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7. Put my button on your blog (3 Entries)

9. Enter another one of my current giveaways (1 Entry per giveaway)

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Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Ends June 17th at 10:00 PM (PST). A winner will be chosen using random.org and notified by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond after contacted by email. If winner does not respond, a new winner will be chosen.

Disclosure: This review is based on my own honest unbiased opinion of Trading Phrases. I was sent product free of charge to review but was not compensated monetarily.

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