Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Willmek Sign Works 'Customized Wall Art' Review & Giveaway

I have REALLY been looking forward to doing this review and giveaway.  I found out about Willmek Sign Works through my mother-in-law since she owns a graphic sign business.  Heidi of Willmek Sign Works is located in small town Saskatchewan and she makes unique, customized wall art as well as signs and vehicle graphics.  This review was great timing for us as we had been meaning to get rid of the wall paper border that used to be on Connor's wall and it's fun to have something a bit more grown up on the wall now.

Connor loves Thomas the Train so we asked Heidi to create a train wall mural with Connor's name incorporated into it.  She sent us an initial draft and, after a few e-mails back and forth, she came up with the final product which we are very happy with.  Most importantly, Connor loves his new train and talks about it every time he goes into his room.

Heidi's business is very unique in that she will take any idea you come up with and create an original design just for you.  Then, you can always provide additional suggestions and tweak the design (within reason of course).  Our suggestions were adding the train cars to the engine and a bit of steam puffing from the engine to add some balance.  She was willing to try anything and provided a few different options in our back and forth communications.  I have posted a few photos to show the final product.  I love that the letters are nice and large so Connor can practice saying and spelling his name.


One of the most important things about vinyl wall art is the actual application.  I am certainly no expert but Jeremy is since his mom owns a graphics shop and he has worked with his fair share of vinyl in the past.  We actually had some trouble putting the mural up the first time around because the masking layer wasn't quite sticky enough. After letting Heidi know, she promptly sent some new masking and it worked just fine.  The customer service throughout the process of designing and shipping the wall art has been fantastic.  Along with the wall art, she also sent detailed instructions and a small squeegee to help with the application.  The last time we bought wall art, we had to use a credit card so I appreciate the extra tool!

As I said, I am no expert at wall art or vinyl but Jeremy mentioned that he was very impressed with the details and variety of colours.  You don't often see wall art that allows for so many colours or such fine detail.  It's really quite exceptional and particularly impressive that you are able to choose exactly what you'd like. 

I have posted a couple more examples to show some of the other pieces that she has done.  Each custom wall art is roughly 30" in length and 18-22" tall.  Wall art is available in any size/colour and is completely customizable to you. 

The Giveaway:
One lucky blog reader will receive a customized piece of wall art that is roughly 30" in length and 18-22" tall. You will have your choice of design and Heidi would be happy to create something unique just for you.

As usual, I will use www.random.org to select a winner and all entries must be made in separate comments.

How to Enter:
1.   Tell us what type of design you would choose for your child's wall art.
2.  "Like" Willmek Sign Works on Facebook.  Feel free to leave a compliment while you're there!
3.   Follow A Sophisticated Mommy via Google Friend Connect.
4.  "Like" A Sophisticated Mommy on Facebook.
5.   Share this giveaway. (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Blog, Forum)

This giveaway is open to Canada only.  Contest will be open until Friday, June 17th, 2011 at Midnight SK Time.

Here's Connor checking out his train for the first time.
Here are a couple more examples of Heidi's wall art.  The colours and details are fantastic and this will give you an idea of what she can do for girls' rooms too!


76 comments:

  1. I would choose an outerspace themed thing - moons and stars or the planets or something like that for my daughter Ellie's nursery (which has yet to actually be decorated at 13 months old LOL)

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  3. Zoe already has lots of wall art in her room, so I would like to try to win this for a friend! Any kind of baby zoo animals would be the theme I choose!

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  4. I liked and left a comment on the facebook page!

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  6. I would choose something girly...maybe flowers or polka dots for my daughter's eventual big girl room.

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  7. I follow A Sophisticated Mommy via GFC.

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  8. I like A Sophisticated Mommy on FB.

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  9. Probably bunnies!

    Sarah Thorson

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  10. HM...I'm not sure what I'd choose - maybe monkeys or a zoo theme!

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  11. I follow this blog.

    Sarah Thorson

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  12. I follow a Sophisticated Mommy on FB

    Sarah Thorson

    Sorry about the "anonymous"...but I couldn't get the other way to work :( I hope that's okay.

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  13. not sure what I would choose - would depend on which boy it was for - either a monkey or fish probably

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  14. I follow A Sophisticated Mommy on GoogleConnect!

    Lyne ;)

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  15. I follow A Sophisticated Mommy on FB!
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  17. I like Willmek Sign Works on FB!

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  18. like you on FB

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  19. I would love something with Strawberries or possibly a height chart for my daughter's room!
    Lyne

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  20. I shared this great giveaway on FB!
    Lyne

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  21. I love your blog. You have some great reviews and I like your custom designed wall art. I like the unique touch you added to your website and I will help you promote it. I am also in the wall graphic business and I have a website at http://www.wall-graphic.net

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  22. I have no idea what design I'd choose... I'd have to pick which kid was getting it first ;) My older DD is 3, so she could have some input (my younger DD is about negative one month... so she doesn't get a vote)

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  23. I'd choose a frog and turtle theme!

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  25. I don't know what I'd choose but it would have to be girly!
    Melissa Neumeier

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  27. I'd choose the Tinkerbell.
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  28. "Like " Willmek Sign Works on Facebook(Rod D) and thanked them.
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  32. I "Like" Willmek Sign Works on Facebook,
    Alisa

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  35. I shared this giveaway.

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  36. I would choose anything DINSEY!!!! Mickey, Minnie, Tinkerbell, ....
    Alisa

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  37. Ive liked the site. :)

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  38. For always your fan! :)

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  39. ...and a follower, but not in that weird, stalker way!

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  40. I'm not sure what image I'd like, but with two girls, I'm thinkin' ... monster trucks?

    hehe - flowers! Totally!

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  41. I would love something Tonka-ish, to match my son's big boy bed and bedding :)

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  42. I already follow you on GFC :)

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  43. I liked Willmek Sign Works on Facebook

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  44. I already follow you on Facebook too :)

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  45. And I shared the giveaway on Facebook

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  46. My girls at cat crazy, so the wall art would definitely have to have cats in it!
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  47. I would love a monkey theme with my son's name!

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  48. Shared contest on FB.

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  49. I have 'liked' Sophisticated Mommy on FB for a while now!

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  50. 'Liked' Willmek Signs on FB.

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  51. I would choose an outerspace themed thing.



    Thanks!
    Jenn from How to Make a Hair Bow

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  52. I liked Willmek Sign Works on Facebook.




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