Xpresiv Designs is a company that specializes in decals and vinyl lettering. They started out as an Etsy company and they now have their own website. The thing that really made them stand out to me is their super cheap prices! Xpresiv Designs is definitely a company for thrifty and frugal people that want to add a personal touch to their home.
I decided to review the Hibiscus Flower Wall Decal.
This 14" high x 40" wide beautiful decal is only $16.99! I was amazed at the price. You also get to choose from 22 different colors. We decided to go with the Dark Green for our Hibiscus. Another big decision was where to put the decal. Our apartment is small and a lot of the walls have been repainted so many times that the wall is ruined in places. We decided on the empty bit of wall that hangs down above where you walk from the dining room to the kitchen.
When our decal arrived it came in a poster tube. When we unrolled it, there were directions and a popsicle stick inside the package. I admit that the Hubby and myself were both intimidated by this decal. We had never applied anything like this before and I think we both had nightmarish experiences with wallpaper and border in the past. It turns out, we had nothing to worry about! It was actually really easy and fast to apply.
First we went over the entire decal with a hard plastic squeegee that my Hubby purchased at a hardware store to make sure that the decal was firnly attached to the transfer paper. Then, we flipped it upside down and slowly removed the paper backing. This did take both of us since the decal was pretty big.
After that, it was ready to go onto the wall. Hubby had already cleaned the wall and checked for bumps. So, we applied the decal where we wanted it, ran the squeegee back overtop of it really well (making sure there were no bubbles). Then, we pulled the transfer paper slowly off of the wall. What was left on the wall? Well, here is a picture:
|See the beautiful Hibiscus? Please ignore the clutter that is our kitchen in the background! : )|
As yo can see, it came out beautiful! It really adds so much to the plain wall space that we had there. In case you are wondering, yes, our walls are uneven and our kitchen cabinets do not have doors. One of the many downfalls of living in a super old building that has cheap rent!
The decal really does look like it is hand-painted! I told my Hubby that I could tell anyone that I painted it on and they would never know the difference. Xpresiv Designs decals can be applied to just about any surface that is flat! You can apply them to walls, doors, mirrors, etc. The possibilities are endless and you can make your home unique and professional looking all within a few minutes!
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