Monday, November 7, 2011

Made With Love Giveaway Hop Sponsor Spotlight: Urbanwalls Chalk Wall Decal Review

The Made With Love Giveaway Hop starts on tomorrow! We're getting excited around here! Before the fun begins, I'd like to introduce my next sponsor, Urbanwalls!

Urbanwalls is an etsy shop full of beautiful vinyl wall decals for your home. She makes incredibly unique, fun designs! Vinyl wall decals are a hot trend right now, and definitely spice up an empty wall with little effort. To go for an even more functional style of decal, choose a chalk vinyl wall decal that features a chalkboard finish! Whether you just want a fun area for the kids to be creative, to keep your grocery list where you won't loose it, or to artistically display your house rules, there is a chalk wall decal design for you!
I received the House Rules chalk wall decal for this review. It's beautiful, and the scrolling detail at both ends are so elegant! I would imagine most people would choose to put this decal in the kitchen, dining room, or family room. It all depends on the wall space you have (it's 22.5" x 43"), and what you ultimately decide to use it for. I put it in my hallway, so I can see the decal from my kitchen. I think this would be a great alternative to an ugly whiteboard, and would work well for posting tonight's dinner for your family to see!

 This being my second experience with a wall decal (see my first one here!), I was eager to see if was any easier the second time. It was not unfortunately! This decal is much larger than the last one, so it was quite a challenge for me. There is so much beautiful and intricate detail in this decal so I made sure I rubbed and pressed down the design really well. As I began carefully peeling the transfer tape off at a 45 degree angle, I checked that all the edges and design at the top were sticking well. I pressed the decal down as I went, taking off the backing just before pressing down the next area against the wall. 

Despite making sure the decal was taught as it was applied and that I it was pressed down and rubbed onto the wall properly, I ended up with horizontal ripples all the way down. I noticed this at the very beginning, and even with my best efforts, was unable to smooth them out, or avoid them as I continued down. This could have been my error (I have no idea what I could have done to cause it or avoid it though), but I did notice the vinyl is thicker on the chalk decal than the regular vinyl decal I received last time. Maybe the rolled up chalk decals do not do well during shipment? Maybe I could have unrolled it and let it "rest" before applying? I'm not sure, but either way, Buddy loves it so it doesn't matter!

The black chalkboard vinyl is great for Buddy to write on like mom and dad, and there is literally tons of room on this long decal for everyone to do there thing. The chalk vinyl works like it should, allowing you to write and erase over and over again. Just like a chalkboard! There are 5 chalk decal designs to choose from, so you'll definitely find at least one that suits your needs!

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Price: $42

The Verdict: I love vinyl wall decals. Although this one did not turn out prefect, it was fun and has been great for Buddy! They make for a decorative, functional design that your friends and family will envy!

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Urbanwalls on Etsy today!


**Come back to my blog during the Made With Love Giveaway Hop from November 8-13 and enter to win ANY one vinyl wall decal up to $50 USD from Urbanwalls!**




Disclosure: I received the above mentioned product(s) to facilitate this review. No other compensation was received. This is my completely honest opinion above and may be different from yours. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

65 comments:

Katie said...

What a great way to liven up a room! I love that they even have ones that your kids can draw on!
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zoe hunter lee said...

Love the birds, they look amazing. I have decals on our playroom wall and love them!

Momma Teri said...

I love the new chalkboard design in wall art vinyl. It makes for an amazing useful space. I like how you made Rules on yours. I so need to do that. My four have taken over my home. lol

Sarah said...

These are too cool. I wish there were one that was a little more plain for my little guys room, I have really been wanting one, maybe they could do a custom...

Chevelle said...

They have some great decals. Better than a lot of the other decal shops that are starting to plaster the net!
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Madeline said...

Thanks for an honest and thorough review!

I love wall decals, I think they are a great way to add detail to a room

Brittney said...

I like vinyl decals, they add so much to room! To be honest I am a little hesitant to get a chalkboard one my kids have access to because I think they would assume that they can now write on any wall!!!

~April~ said...

I work with vinyl a lot and have found that it is best to layout and let get flat first and on large projects the more hands the better. lol...

Michelle said...

I've only used one set of vinyl decals but they interest me so much! so easy to apply, reapply, move! I am intrigued by the chalkboard ones because I tried to get the chalkboard PAINT and my husband said no. It's nice to know there's a WAY better alternative than paint

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polly said...

i just love the new chalkboard decals! great idea & great review!
polly

steffie said...

i love the chalk board ones, such a great idea!!

desitheblonde said...

wow that is great and i would like to do something like that in living room here desithelbonde2msn.com

Karen said...

These are so cool - it's nice to see some things for the boys. My son would love the dirt bikes!!
Thanks, Karen
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All Wired Up TOO said...

That looks like fun!

sironasprings said...

I think vinyl decals are brilliant! I have some decorating my car. But there's a wall in my bathroom that could really use some sprucing up!

LindaHnub said...

Beautiful decals! :) Looking forward to the Made with Love event.

Mare/TommyGirl said...

That's a great idea about using it for grocery list. And thanks for the info on how you put it on - I always worry we these things that I'll end up with a wrinkly mess.

Cheryl said...

Love the decals! And your post was great! :)

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LeighSabey said...

Very unique creations, I think they're cute!

LAMusing said...

The chalkboard idea is great for kids

Michele P. said...

cute design! sure wish they had this years ago... my son would have loved it lol. Now his sons can enjoy one :)

Heather said...

like the chalkboard ones

Larissa said...

Looks so fun!

twobloomsdesignstudio said...

Urban Walls Decals are amazing and so creative.

Michelle

Adelina Priddis said...

that's too bad it has those wrinkles in it :( I've been wanting to try some chalk decals but maybe I'll skip

Etcetera said...

great decals for wall accent!

jill24295 said...

I just love how their designs really dress up a wall! Hope to own one of these one day!
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Sarah Hull said...

That looks like so much fun! I think my son would have a blast drawing on a chalk decal! I love how pretty the design is too.

Leanne said...

That is so fun that he can write on it!

Christina Calvin said...

Wow chalk vinyl :) love!!

MiLulu said...

I love decals. They make life brighter)It's fun! I'm sure kids love the chalkboard)

Ruth said...

I like that there are different designs of the chalk decals. One to fit anyone! That's no so good that it is a challenge to put on though.

Minnesota Momma said...

i like decals too but i stick with smaller ones i know i would screw it up

Fiddlin' Dandi said...

I'd love to have one of these in my kitchen!


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Liv said...

I love using wall decals and the chalk ones look awesome!

Olivia
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MommaM said...

That would be great for posting a weekly menu--or reminders to family members. shreve_mary(at)yahoo(dot)com

Diana said...

It is so amazing what we can do to add interest to our walls!

Shannon Jaymesmom Gallagher said...

I like your idea of posting this in a different place, other than the kitchen and that the house rules is on it! :)

Shannon Gallagher
lovescrissangel at hotmail dot com

Mona said...

I love the idea of vinyl decals as an alternative to painting and putting nails in the wall. I was a little concerned about damage to the wall and the ease of application and removal.

I think I would also try the chalkboard ones. What a unique concept and prettier than whiteboards and chalkboards.

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sk8tagrl15 said...

I think these vinyls are so cute! I would love to try them!

Sarah Matos said...

I love decals to make a room more interesting. Something for everyone!
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Crystal said...

i think the Chalk Board Decal is a great idea,i like that you were honest about having a slight problem when applying..thanks!!

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Ela said...

Love the birds they look amazing I have one in my bathroom

Littlethings said...

I really love the Modern Swirl or Framed Flowers design, they're all beautiful but those are my faves. Great review. Thx 4 the giveaway!!

Carrie Phelps said...

I also love wall decals & would love one in my living room!!
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mom2girls said...

I love my Urban Walls Decal that I have in my entrance - everyone that comes in my home comments on it - love your review!
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KatieO said...

They have so many great choices! Great review!

JillHogan said...

I love wall decals!

gail said...

What a beautiful product!
--gail

Jessica Peeling said...

These are really nice and detailed..with a reasonable price compared to other websites that I've seen! I've tried making my own decals, and it definitely takes time and effort..well worth the money! jessicapeeling@yahoo.com

jorr0917 said...

I think these look awesome and might have to try one in my room.

MRWriter said...

I like how she mixes it up with other materials and terrific prices!

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Amanda said...

These are so cool! And they are priced reasonably too!
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Gianna said...

Love the chalkboard one. I've always wanted to do an entire room in chalkboard because they write on the walls anyways!

Armada Volya said...

I love this wall decor. Can't wait to get my own house to get some decor going. It's not the same when you are renting lol

Vinci said...

thanks for the review and the tips
about applying the wall decor.
They have lovely and unique products
avail. thanks
dayle b at telus dot net

Aranda Gibbs said...

Love these!

wickedfaerie said...

Those chalkboard decals are a fantastic idea. The prices are great too.

Sue

astroqueen67 said...

These are very cool but I think I would have trouble applying them to my stuccoed walls in my house :(

Elsina said...

Thank you for the review, love their decalls and that chalk board decall is so cool!

Silver said...

chalk board are cool


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Sarah B. said...

I just love their varied selection!!

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Jenni Austria Germany said...

this would be so fun to decorate a nursery with!

jenzen69 said...

I love the night owl decal

momwithadotcom said...

I love the chalkboard! The house rules are super cute!