Monday, October 18, 2010

Trading Phrases Wall Decals Review & Giveaway! - CLOSED

We typically use portraits of our family for art in the house but when it comes to the playroom and our kid's bedrooms, we needed something a little more fun!  Fun is all about keeping your family healthy too and sometimes it just takes a little bit of laughter...a few strange looks from friends...and laughs from others to really catch your sense of humor when they come over for a play date (at least that's what we're going for here)!

We were given the opportunity to choose one of the many wall decals from Trading Phrases and it took a long time to narrow it down, but since we've turned our once formal dining room into a playroom it only makes sense to add a little more humor to the mix too!  It is one of the first rooms you see as you enter the house, so a few decorations were needed on the walls!  Here's the final product:

Trading Phrases sends you a sample wall decals to test your skills...and wow was this one easy to apply on my builder flat-white!  I should have read Trading Phrases FAQs! 

Once I lined up and leveled my wall decal, I taped it on with blue painters tape to my semi-gloss wall!

Once I peeled the backing off, I began the pain-staking process that was so easy on the flat paint that is not so easy on semi-gloss (just a warning, but it's clearly written in their FAQs)!  With the provided scraper, I began transferring the vinyl onto my semi-gloss painted red walls!

As you could tell from the final product, it turned out beautifully, but it did take a lot of work to get it to transfer since the decal liked the paper backing more than my wall!  I guess that's what you get when you replace the builder's white paint with semi-gloss!  Anyone with flat paint or that's willing to take the time to apply a decal will have an amazing result and I'm totally ready to apply a wall decal to another wall in my house..this time though, I'm bringing in back-ups so I'm not the only one scraping above my shoulder height for an extended duration!

Trading Phrases would like to send one lucky winner the Fairy Wings wall decal in white as a 70x12 inch (a $72.00 value)!  This will look amazing in a little girl's room, girl's playroom, or any room full of magical things!  (Quote reads:  Like stardust glistening on fairy wings, always dream of magical things)


Buy It!
Trading Phrases has a huge variety of wall decals available online in a large variety of styles and colors to fit any decor!

Win It - Giveaway Details!
One winner will win the Fairy Wings decal in White size 70x12 inches mentioned above ($72 value)!  This giveaway will end on November 3rd at 10:00PM Central.  I'll email the winner who will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen!  (US Only)

Mandatory Entry!
Visit Trading Phrases and let me know what wall decal you would choose if you were purchasing one for your home today!  Please include the link to the decal you would choose (by copying the http:// from your browser window to your comment as well) - thanks!

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72 comments:

darlanpaulsmamma Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 5:37:00 AM CDT  

if i were purchasing something today i would pick ALways wakd me with a Kiss
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darlanpaulsmamma Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 5:39:00 AM CDT  

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LisaSC Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 12:30:00 PM CDT  

If I were purchasing today it would be: http://www.tradingphrases.com/item_2102/Always-Dance-In-The-Arms-Wall-Decals.htm
And place it around a beautiful anniversary gift I received from my husband--it's a print from Biltmore House in Asheville,NC (1 of our fav places) called "The Dance" w/a 19th century couple dancing at a Ball--somewhere near or around it I would put the words in the decal"Always dance in the arms of the one you love". It would help to make a very special gift even more so.

Dusty B. Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 6:55:00 PM CDT  

I would get the photo tree (http://www.tradingphrases.com/item_2700/Family-Photo-Tree-Giant-Tree-Wall-Decals.htm) or the Dream big little girl (http://www.tradingphrases.com/item_2039/Dream-Big-Little-Girl-Wall-Decals.htm)

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Dusty B. Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 7:00:00 PM CDT  

I "liked" Trading Phrases on Facebook, let them know my favorite, and told them you sent me. (posted 10/19 at 7:58 pm)

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Terra H. Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 12:51:00 AM CDT  

I'd choose the peace sign pack / wall decal for my daughter's room.
http://www.tradingphrases.com/item_2618/Peace-Sign-Pack-Wall-Decal.htm
Thanks.
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Nikki Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 4:19:00 PM CDT  

Fancy Bird would look great in my daughter's room! http://www.tradingphrases.com/item_2566/Fancy-Bird-Wall-Decals.htm
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Nikki Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 6:13:00 PM CDT  

I like Trading Phrases on FB and let them know my favorite design #1 ngiraldi @ gmail. com

Nikki Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 6:13:00 PM CDT  

I like Trading Phrases on FB and let them know my favorite design #2 ngiraldi @ gmail. com

Nikki Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 6:13:00 PM CDT  

I like Trading Phrases on FB and let them know my favorite design #3 ngiraldi @ gmail. com

Country Cookin' Mama Friday, October 22, 2010 at 1:29:00 PM CDT  

I would get the dragon tail decal for my boys' room.
http://www.tradingphrases.com/item_2739/Dragon-Tail-Wall-Decals.htm
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Trisha A Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 10:09:00 PM CDT  

I love this one

http://www.tradingphrases.com/item_598/Always-Kiss-Me-Goodnight-Wall-Decals.htm


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Crystal Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 4:03:00 AM CDT  

After looking at the website for Trading Phrases, I would totally buy the Play definition in Hot Pink for my daughters play room.http://www.tradingphrases.com/item_1014/Play-Definition-Wall-Decals.htm

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Crystal Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 4:04:00 AM CDT  

I follow you on GFC as Crystal.

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Crystal Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 4:05:00 AM CDT  

I like you on Facebook as Crystal Kennedy

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I like you on Facebook as Crystal Kennedy

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Crystal Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 4:08:00 AM CDT  

I like Trading Phrases on Facebook as Crystal Kennedy

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I like Trading Phrases on Facebook as Crystal Kennedy

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I like Trading Phrases on Facebook as Crystal Kennedy

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Crystal Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 4:09:00 AM CDT  

I subscribed via email.

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I subscribed via email.

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Crystal Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 4:10:00 AM CDT  

I follow you on twitter as kennedymomandwife.

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Crystal Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 4:11:00 AM CDT  

I tweeted http://twitter.com/kennedymomnwife/status/29554669840

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Crystal Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 4:12:00 AM CDT  

I voted on picket fence.

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Crystal Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 4:13:00 AM CDT  

I voted on picket fence.

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Cindy Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 3:03:00 PM CDT  

i like the star light star bright
- but love the one your giving away.
would be totally awesome in by daughters room

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Cindy Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 3:06:00 PM CDT  

i forgot to include the link to the star light decal:
http://www.tradingphrases.com/item_2708/Star-Light-Star-Bright-Wall-Decals.htm

Sorry- heres this entry

Like on facebook entry 1
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Cindy Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 3:09:00 PM CDT  

Liked trading phrases on facebook and let them know your favorite design and that Two Monkeys & a Washtub sent me and told them my fav design on their wall

entry 1
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Cindy Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 3:09:00 PM CDT  

Liked trading phrases on facebook and let them know your favorite design and that Two Monkeys & a Washtub sent me and told them my fav design on their wall

entry 2
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Cindy Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 3:09:00 PM CDT  

Liked trading phrases on facebook and let them know your favorite design and that Two Monkeys & a Washtub sent me and told them my fav design on their wall

entry 3
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Cindy Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 3:12:00 PM CDT  

tweet:
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darlanpaulsmamma Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 9:01:00 PM CDT  

daily tweet http://twitter.com/lovinmykiddos/status/29629861425
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