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.
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!
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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.|