EQUATION: I was recently contacted by the Old Barn Rescue Company to review a wall decal product of my choice.
From the company’s “About” page:
When Jan’s dad told her he needed to tear down their childhood barn she couldn’t stand the thought of all that beautiful weathered, 120-year-0ld wood going to waste. She and her good friend, Adonna, started creating and, voila, Old Barn Rescue Company was born. In the fall of 2008, due to the popularity of Adonna’s hand-lettering, we began Old Barn Rescue Company’s Wall Graphic Division. Now you can have Adonna’s gorgeous writing on your wall without the added cost of her visiting your home to do it herself!
As you can see, Old Barn Rescue is still creating one-of-a-kind wall decor from up-cycled doors, windows, furniture and molding. We love finding just the right door knob or hook, and getting our hands dirty digging for the perfect treasure to finish a piece. You’ll find all kinds of wonderful, eco friendly decor in our Old Barn Rescue section of this site. Check back often though as they fly off the shelves!
We also love the versatility and ease of the cut vinyl. Adonna is always coming up with new wall graphic designs, most of which are hand-drawn, making them unlike anything else out there. She is always being asked, “Where did you buy your fonts?” Her hand-lettering now graces the walls of many a nursery and bedroom, kitchen and bath, classroom and storefront. As two MWK’s (mom’s with kids) we enjoy being creative and are committed to making sure you, the customer, love what we create.
I chose the “Home Sweet Home” decal. The pictures, unfortunately, don’t do it justice. They were taken on my phone as I don’t have a camera right now. The colors I chose were black for “Home Sweet Home” and red for the background “Home.”
PLUS: It’s just beautiful. It looks absolutely GREAT on my wall. It really adds a homey custom touch. There was no water, glue, or adhesive that I had to worry about such as you might with wall paper, or other decal borders I’ve used. I can never get those right at all. Once I got my technique down, the printing stuck to my paint and shows no sign of peeling off at this point.
MINUS: It really took me a while to figure out how to attach it properly, with the words sticking to the paint, instead of trying to stick back to the backing. Because it’s over my piano – and no one can move that thing, it took 3 grown men when we installed the carpet – I was up on a stool bending over the top of the piano. My angle may have had something to do with it. Once I bended the decal all the way over on itself so it was it was flush against the wall, peeling the adhesive off was a breeze. It took me a while to realize that.
EQUALS: A definite positive review. It just looks so “right” there. I will definitely be using them if I decide to do words on my walls again.
Disclosure: I have a material connection because I received a gift or sample of a product for consideration in preparing to write this content. I was/am not expected to return this item or gift after my review period.