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"If I lay here...."
Wondrous Wall Art
Member Name: louisechackett
Wondrous Wall Art
Advantages: looks great, not too expensive
Disadvantages: tricky to get on the wall
One afternoon my sister and I were browsing on amazon looking for things that might be useful for her when decorating her University room when we came across a product called wonderous wall art. What stood out to be immediately was one which I recognised to be lyrics from a Snow Patrol song and I immediately added it to my wish list on amazon which I had started putting together for ideas for what people could buy me for Christmas. I was lucky enough to receive the wall art from one of my friends and this is my review of it.
The wall art came delivered in a tough cardboard tube that you may get a large photo or poster in and so it was well protected for the delivery. Obviously my friend wrapped this up for me but when I opened it I noted that it was a simple packaging with no clue on the outside of what would be inside but I did obviously realise it would be likely to be the item I had put on my wish list.
The quote that I liked and asked for is from the song chasing cars by Snow Patrol and it basically says "If I lay here, If I just lay here, Would you lay with me and just forget the world?" I adore the song and I adore the lyric and so I felt that this particular piece of wall art would look really good in my bedroom over my bed. The lyrics are written in a large black swirly font which looks really impressive in my opinion and because it is so large it does really stand out. It is made from a vinyl which needs applying to the wall.
When I opened up the wall art to get it on my wall I was a bit concerned because it was a really large piece and my friend had told me that she had bought herself a different quote for her wall and had needed to enlist her mum as helper because it was too difficult to apply herself. I was also a little concerned as the paper in my bedroom is a bit bumpy as opposed to a smooth look and I wondered how well it would stick.
With all of this in mind though I still decided to give it a go myself and once I had made sure the wall was free from dust I ran a credit card over the backing paper on the large decal to make sure it was firmly attached. I then stuck the large vinyl to my wall with some masking tape so that I could find the correct position and I then needed to flip off the backing paper so that the actual vinyl lettering was against the wall. What you then need to do is carefully rub against the lettering with a credit card so to transfer the vinyl decal from the paper it is stuck to and on to your wall. This is quite a time consuming task and what I found was you did really need to run the edge of the credit card over and over the letters taking your time to cover the full letter so it would all stick on to the wall and not stay attached to the backing paper.
At one point as I was rubbing the vinyl decal I was really wondering if it was going to stick to my wall at all. I did realise though that using the edge of a credit card worked best and it was the best idea to take each letter at a time rubbing every part of the letter quite hard. Effort but it did work and so I think it is worth the time I put in. It took me around an hour to get the decal on the wall and I found that when I had done a small part removing the backing paper just made things a bit easier and made me push on as well as I could see I was getting somewhere.
I adore the look of this vinyl decal on my bedroom wall. I think it makes a real difference to the room and I think it is a talking point as well for any family or friends that have seen it. When I completed the wall art I put a picture of it on facebook and a lot of people commented on it and really liked it.
The vinyl is meant to be easily removed when you want to according to the advert on amazon but they do make reference to the fact that they will not be held responsible if it becomes hard to remove on their instructions. I don't think looking at my design it will be hard to remove at all but it does look really secure on the wall as well.
This cost £14.99 from amazon and I would totally recommend it. There are many different designs suitable for all different rooms and I just searched "wall art" when I stumbled across it on amazon.
Thank you for reading my review!
Summary: A lovely piece of wall art!
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