Despite what you may think, this post was not inspired by The Bloggess’ post last week. Because honestly, I’ve had these for a while, and it was just their turn. If you look at the pictures from this and from the Zen Garden post, you’ll see the original pictures were taken at the same time, so I’ve been sitting on these for like four weeks or something already. So what’s on the docket today?
Wall decals! Woo hoo!
When you see these at Target, they’re running around $10-25, depending on style and complexity. I managed to finagle six sets at Dollar Tree for the price of what I’d generally pay for one. Because I’m frugal like that. And I know that if I bought them at someplace like Bed Bath & Beyond or Macy’s, I’d be paying at LEAST five times that.
Oh, who am I kidding? Macy’s would so not sell this stuff.
Apparently my dog and cat are not the only photobombers in the family.
Although Triple A® is not technically helping me with this challenge, I did get a set for her. Because, cherry blossoms.
She did a very nice job of putting them up in her bedroom. They look gorgeous with her yellow walls.
I decided to experiment with my sets in the living room. Which thrilled my husband to no end, let me tell you.
Let’s start with something inspirational, shall we? Wait, what are all those dots for?
Holy crap, are you kidding?
Really? That’s a lot of work with a bunch of little dots. I decided to do something somewhat more appropriate.
See what I did there? Because they’re dots? You know what, never mind…
The problem with having some letters is that eventually, some smart ass (me) will figure out other uses for said letters. And since said smart ass tends to be a little bit on the cussy side, you know where this is going.
In honor of Mother’s Day, I enhanced my wall display of Grandma’s picture with one of her favorite cuss words. What a perfect tribute.
But that was just using one set. I had two whole sets of fun girly colored letters. Let’s make this more awesome, shall we?
That’s what I’m talking about.
And what’s more epic than dinosaurs? Nothing, that’s what.
I also decided to use the letters on other objects. Besides walls, that is.
Decorating a table lamp with an obscure movie reference? Yes, please. And yes, that is a lightsaber sitting on the table in front of it. And yes, it is mine. Don’t judge.
And played with the dinosaur stickers.
Velociraptors are kind of assholes. Look at these two jerks, taunting poor T-Rex by playing monkey in the middle with one of the tittles. They know he can’t catch it with his itty bitty arms.
Does anyone else find dinosaurs playing with a clock to be cosmically ironic? No? Just me? Okay then.
Finally, I decided if I was going to have lots of letters, I should make good use of them.
So far, this has managed to stay on the chair rail above our sofa for a day now. Either Jason hasn’t noticed, or he’s totally given up on caring.
Of course, if we’re going to play with letters, you know Nagzilla’s eventually going to go here.
I’ve been involved in several conversations about cursing and censorship since the whole A to Z wrap-up thing, so out of consideration for others, I put an asterisk where the u should be. That way no one will be offended, right?
Although the wall stickers were fun to play with and are a great creativity outlet, we weren’t without some challenges. There were a couple of issues with stickers either not sticking well to the wall, or conversely sticking very well and making me really glad I have long fingernails right now. When the stickers stick, it’s hard to get them off unless you can get a nail underneath to loosen them.
You can already see the h and the f starting to pull away from the wall.
And trying to put the dino back on the sheet (so we can use him again) it stuck to its own paper. Dang it.
I also enjoyed some of the hints and tricks they offered on the display.
I “love” when people use extraneous quotation marks.
Wait, there’s pie? I love pie!
All in all, I give these products a B+. They weren’t perfect, what with the whole sticking/not sticking issue. But they were fun and gave me a creative outlet, and they were waaaaaay cheaper than what you would find at a typical department store. Nice job, Dollar Tree. Your wall decals are made of awesome.