Wonders of PhotoWall's Wall Murals + COUPON

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I am very excited about this post as I've never gotten to experience wall murals until now...

   River of dreams - Photowall

 

River of dreams - Photowall

   Into the wild - Photowall

 

Into the wild - Photowall

In this article, I'll take you through the process of putting up the mural upon arrival to the final look.

I was contacted by PhotoWall to give my honest review of one of their canvases or wall murals (I chose the mural, of course, as I wanted to be EXTRA). PhotoWall is a Wall Mural, Photo Wall Paper, and Canvas company based in Sweden.

First off, ordering the mural was very easy. All I had to do was measure the wall of my choice, and give the dimensions online. Then, it gave me a price quote. From there, I was able to place my order and patiently await the mural's arrival.

I was very excited to get this in the mail, and it only took 2-3 Business Days to arrive! For some reason, I was under the impression that it was going to arrive in the giant tube with the dimensions I gave (boy, was I wrong)! It wasn't until George and I watched the installation video that I then realized they were printed in chunks (DUH)!

We then began prepping for the wall mural application. The video was very informative on how this was supposed to be applied, but I took a different approach: Since I live in an apartment, I wasn't sure if the wall mural adhesive was "Apartment Safe" for my walls. I wouldn't have really cared that much if my walls were strictly flat, but I have Stucco walls, and I didn't want to mess that up (Also, deposit DUH).

I'm sure the original process would have been SO MUCH faster, but I wanted to be cautious, and we didn't have ALL of the tools we needed at first. This project took us about 3 hours (with breaks in between). I also want to give my boyfriend, George, a HUGE shoutout for being the Real MVP and helping out with this project! After hours of doing this, VOILA! My blueberry wall was born!

I really love how it came out once we finished the mural! After a day or so of drying, it still looked great, but you could see the dried bubble spots where I used uneven amounts of adhesive (I didn't apply it evenly as instructed). Overall, I love the mural!

This was definitely a trial and error situation for me; and if I could start over and do the mural EXACTLY as instructed, I totally would because it would literally be PERFECT. I found that it does not take the paint off, and there are safe ways to remove the wall mural and adhesive without messing up your wall. Overall, I love this idea for home improvement/makeovers as it really brings a room to life! I will definitely order more from them again!

I definitely recommend PhotoWall for all of your Mural, Canvas needs as they provide gorgeous stock photos taken by their team, or you can send them your own custom photo for print! Definitely go check them out HERE and don't forget to use my coupon code MartikaBrianneCampaign2018 for 20% OFF your purchase!

XOXO-Tika

#PeaceLoveChic

Top 5 After Christmas Sales You Must Hit Up!

Today marks the best time of the year to shop: 

The After Christmas Sale!

Here is a list of your favorite stores along with some of their discounts:

Charlotte Russe

$20 & Under Sale (In-Store & Online)

Macy's

FREE Shipping on orders $25 or more

50-75%OFF Boots for Her

30% + EXTRA 15% Blenders, Juicers, & Food Processors

JC Penny

20% OFF Online orders under $100, 25% OFF online orders over $100

50% OFF All Clearance Items 

CODE: 48DEALS

Bath & Body Works

$10 3-Wick Candles, $3 Hand Soaps, & Up to 75% OFF Body Care Products (In-Store & Online)

Target

ANNUAL STORAGE SALE!!!

($4, $5, $7 Storage containers)

BOGO 50% OFF All Bras, Bralettes, & Nursing Camis

HAPPY SHOPPING!!!

XOXO-Tika

#PeaceLoveChic

Easy DIY Glitter Initials!!

Here at PLC, we are constantly keeping up with the trends and latest DIY's! These glitter initials caught our eye, and we feel that these are the perfect additions to any room in your home! We decided to try it out and show you the outcome!

PREP

Wooden Initial, Art Minds - Extra Fine Glitter, Craftsmart - Silver Premium Metallic Acrylic Paint, Krylon - Low Odor Spray Glue, 2" Paint Brush, 2" Roller Brush

Wooden Initial, Art Minds - Extra Fine Glitter, Craftsmart - Silver Premium Metallic Acrylic Paint, Krylon - Low Odor Spray Glue, 2" Paint Brush, 2" Roller Brush

We spent some time at the craft store finding the materials we needed to create the perfect glitter initial! Pinterest played a HUGE role in the shopping process, but there are many different ways to make them, so we chose this method! Here are the items listed above:

  • Wooden Initial
  • Art Minds - Extra Fine Glitter
  • Craftsmart - Silver Premium Metallic Acrylic Paint
  • Krylon - Low Odor Spray Glue
  • 2" Paint Brush
  • 2" Roller Brush

PAINT

Paint your initial!

Paint your initial!

Begin by using the acrylic pain and painting the wooden initial with even strokes until fully covered. Let dry for a few minutes, then repeat on the back side (Don't forget to paint the sides in & out)!!

SPRAY & SPRINKLE

Spray glue, then sprinkle the glitter evenly!

Spray glue, then sprinkle the glitter evenly!

Once the paint has dried, begin spraying the glue in small sections and sprinkle the glitter evenly amongst the initial. Repeat on the back and the sides. This has to be the messiest process, so make sure to keep the glitter contained (and maybe wear gloves)!!

VOILA!

You now have a perfect Glitter Initial!!

You now have a perfect Glitter Initial!!

After letting everything dry overnight, you should have the perfect Glitter Initial! Place it wherever you want and style it however you want! I hope you enjoyed this easy tutorial!

What do you think about this DIY? Have you ever tried it? What's your favorite DIY project? Let us know in the comments below!!

 

XOXO-Tika

#PeaceLoveChic