Belvedere Designs

Belvedere Designs Review & Giveaway {CLOSED}

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Being that I live in a small house I cannot help but try to find innovative and creative ways to decorate. It is difficult to decorate cleverly but I think that I do a pretty good job considering what I have to work with. One of my walls is full of pictures of my babies. When I was first married, it was full of wedding pictures. But, when baby #1 came along...that changed. The wall slowly became transformed into my bragging wall. :) How can you NOT hang up hundreds of pictures of YOUR baby...the cutest baby in all the world?!?
I have recently become very interested in vinyl wall art. When I first saw an entry way that was sporting an elegant saying, I was impressed. I cannot remember where the person got it from or any details, just that I loved it and thought I would get one of my own someday. Recently, I was perusing the web looking for wall art companies and happened upon the one I will be reviewing today.
Belvedere Designs is a husband and wife owned company that was started because of a dream. Raelene and Jordan had a love for creating words, sentences and designs that flowed together...and the challenge of correct spacing, interesting font and endless designs soon captured their hearts.
Another goal of Raelene and Jordan was to create wall art that was affordable. Who wants to break the bank when trying to decorate? The answer is no one...and this couple is making sure that every wall art they design is unique, colorful and reasonably priced. Also, their designs are not you are getting a readable and classy wall art without paying an exorbitant amount of money in the process.

Wall art is a totally new experience for me and I was excited to have been given the opportunity to review and write about my very own experience with Belvedere Designs!
For this review I was sent the "The Kitchen Is The Heart Of The Home" design and I had the perfect place for it! The wall quote came rolled up and also came with a hard, plastic "smoother" to smooth the surfaces to the wall.
My kitchen is a country, eat-in kitchen. One of my walls is completely empty except for an electrical outlet that is mounted halfway up the wall (who puts an outlet there????????) and a home security control box for a security system that we have never used. Fun, huh? Yeah...well, it was time for that empty wall to become something.
So, last night my dear hubby and I set to work at applying my wall quote. I asked him to help as this particular wall quote is longer and I needed his long arms to help me hold and keep things in place. So, the first thing I did was to tape the upper edge of the design to the wall. It was recommended to use duct tape, but I didn't have any. So, I used scotch tape (I know now why it says to use duct tape...scotch tape moves! UGG!).

After taping, we carefully peeled off the back layer of paper to expose the sticky lettering. This is where things can get difficult. For me, never having done this before, I was SUPER nervous that I would mess it up. Hubby gently and carefully started to peel away the backing and all was going well until we got to the very end. One of the little curly designs decided to not cooperate and would not peel. It got twisted after we tried to re-apply the paper, and we had to stop and undo the tangles before we could continue. Finally, it looked better (wasn't perfect...but I didn't care!) and we were able to finish.
Once the letters are adhered to the wall, we were able to smooth the final layer in place and peel off the final backing. I was like "YAAAAAAAAAAYYYY!!!"! It looked soo great. I think our tape came undone and our wall quote was on a tiny slant, but I didn't was so slight no one will notice. :) (My picture above was not taken straight on so it looks REALLY crooked there...but it isn't like THAT at all.)
Now that I have put up one wall quote, I want one for every room! LOL! It looks great and really sets the tone of my kitchen. The funny thing was that when my daughter got up in the morning, she looked at the wall and said "Mommy, there is writing on the wall!!!"! Glad she noticed. :)

Belvedere Designs sells wall quotes and wall art for every room of your home. They have laundry room wall quotes, entry way wall quotes and bedroom wall quotes...for everyone in your family! They also have custom made vinyl lettering for indoor or outdoor use. So, you can design the font, coloring and words of your own custom art. Very neat!

Oh yes, and if you make a purchase from Belvedere Designs, you can get 10% off your order by using the code BLOG10 at checkout. Cool beans! :)
So, in my opinion...Belvedere Designs is a fantastic company! I certainly learned alot about putting up wall quotes after my first time experience last night. :) It was a bit stressful, but being a perfectionist, that was just me being me. I love all the wall art that they offer and really do want to get some more at some point in the future. I would definitely recommend this company to anyone looking to freshen up their home. If I can do it, ANYONE can! :)

Raelene has offered to giveaway $50 to one of my readers to use towards their very own wall quote/art from Belvedere Designs! THANK YOU Raelene for this awesome giveaway! Here are your entry options...

Mandatory Entry:
Visit Belvedere Designs, then come back here and leave a comment letting me know what you would buy should you win. :) You do not have to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email where you can be reached should you win. If you do not leave an email address, it must be where I can easily find it. This giveaway is open to US residents and will end 8/9 at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be chosen using and will be notified by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond, or another winner will be selected.
Want to increase your chances of winning? Here are some Extra Entries! :)

1. "Like" Belvedere Designs on Facebook. 2 entries, so 2 comments.

2. Follow the Belvedere Designs Blog via GFC. 2 entries, so 2 comments

3. Become a GFC follower of My Opinion. Leave a comment to let me know that you did/ do. 3 entries, so 3 comments.

4. Follow me on Twitter. Leave a comment to let me know that you did/do. 1 entry

5. Tweet about this giveaway. Leave a comment with the link. 1 tweet per day. 1 comment per day.
Feel free to use this tweet:

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6. Vote for me on Picket Fence Blogs. 1 entry per day, so 1 comment per day.

7. Leave a comment on any review only post. 1 entry per post commented on..tell me the name of the post on which you commented. Unlimited.

8. Add this giveaway to a linky. Leave me the link to the linky list it was added to. 1 entry per linky.

9. Blog about this giveaway. Leave me a DIRECT link to your post. 5 entries, so 5 comments.

Disclaimer: I received no monetary compensation for this post. I did receive a Belvedere Designs Wall Quote for review purposes. All quotes and stock photos are from the Belvedere Designs website and email. All thoughts and opinions are 100% mine.

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