We're big fans of wall stickers in our house. I first became aware of wall stickers, or decals about 8 or so years ago. My husband and I like Threadless tshirts and they were working with another company producing what they call decals (wall stickers) that were inspired by some of their t shirt designs. I bought some for hubby as a present and it all spiraled from there!
Pretty much every room in our house has a wall sticker. We have robots in the bathroom, a tree with owls and squirrels on the landing. Ethan's room has Space Invaders, Soot Sprites and geometric shapes. Felix's room has Soot Sprites, raindrops, clouds and a Totoro. Our bedroom has an owl on a branch. We really go for wall decoration in a big way!
My Wall Stickers recently offered us the chance to review on of their extensive collection of wall stickers so you can imagine that appealed to us! It was very hard to choose a sticker, the choice is quite substantial. I have to admit that a deciding factor for us was the lack of wall space remaining in our house! I wanted to choose something different to the wall stickers we have already. My Wall Stickers stock a range of chalkboard stickers that struck me as different so decided to plump for an A3 Chalk Sheet. I liked the idea of something a little interactive. Not just another cute design stuck on our wall, something I could plan blogging projects on or Ethan could draw on.
Our chalkboard sticker arrived quickly and was well packaged to prevent creases and damage. On opening I found detailed step by step instructions for application and a very handy tool for smoothing out the sticker when applying it to a wall. A little extra was a free packet of chalks - My Wall Stickers send a free pack of chalks with every chalkboard sticker.
It took me a little while to decide where to place the sticker. After all, as I mentioned before, most of our rooms have wall decorations. I decided to go with the living room. That way, all of us can have access to the "chalkboard"!
Placing it on the wall was straightforward enough. I found the instructions helpful, though I must admit that being a bit of a wall sticker aficionado also helped! Basically you position your sticker on your wall and once you are happy with the placement you secure it with some masking tape, usually across the middle of the design. Once you have done this you remove half of the backing from the sticker and then begin smoothing it out with the tool over the top. Once the top half is stuck down you can remove the masking tap and the other half of the baking paper and once again, smooth down over the top. Once this is done you can remove the protective covering and there you go, your wall sticker should be happily attached to your wall!
I think our new chalkboard looks great. I'm especially pleased to find out that you are able to use chalk pens as well as traditional chalk.
I'm going to have some fun writing lists now!
Our chalkboard sticker retails at £13.99. I was sent the sticker for review purposes but all opinions are my own.
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