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Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Zama Designs- Wall art review

 "Al-Qawi- The Possessor of All Strength, Al-Qawi. Allah is very Gracious and Kind to His slaves. He provides provisions for whomever He wills for He alone is all strong, the Almighty. Ash-Shura 42:19"

Assalaamu alaikum readers.....

Today I'm doing a review on a company called Zama Designs where I bought my wall art from.

I recently painted my room and it looked a bit plain, I have a painting I did which is hanging above my bed (see picture below) but the wall I painted a dark plum/aubergine colour looked too plain and overpowering so I needed something to break up the colour.


I had thought about and looked at wall art calligraphy online in the past but it seemed too expensive and I didn't really look too much into how it all works. But after painting my room (and getting a job) I came across some of these companies on my news feed on Facebook and looked into it again, this time seriously considering purchasing one for myself. I searched a few different wall art sticker companies until I came across Zama designs, they had lots of reviews from customers on their facebook page and even had pictures of the actual pieces in people's houses which reassured me that they were a company I could trust.

So I looked through the gallery with my mum, all I knew at the time was that I wanted it in white to contrast against the dark purple and I wanted it to be quite big because my wall is quite big. I ended up choosing this design....(it was REALLY hard to choose just one design because they are all so awesome!)

I ordered a large size (30" x 40") which cost $59.99 Canadian dollars and a further $14 on top of that for p&p which is around £44 (GBP) it was a lot of money and the prices vary between designs and the sizes, but I was sure that it was what I wanted so I paid through paypal and waited.....

13 days after I paid it arrived (YAAAAY!)

I saw on their website a page about how to apply the sticker on your wall, it seemed quite straight forward, but my only problem was the wall I wanted to position it on is really high up so I had to stand on a ladder and put it up.

http://zamadesigns.com/howto

To be completely honest I did have a few problems putting it up, I tried their masking tape method but my tape wasn't strong enough to keep the whole thing up. I managed to slowly take the backing off and then I put the sticker on the wall with the sticky back plastic on the front. As I peeled the top sticky back plastic off I realised the sticker stuck to the plastic more than it did to the wall so it was a mission trying to keep everything in position, peel the plastic with one hand and try to smooth the sticker down on the wall with the other. Alhamdulillah I managed but it took much longer and much more effort than I had first thought it would, so maybe this is a two man job.


Right now (a couple of hours after putting it up) I'm really happy with my purchase and the way it looks on the wall, my only concern is a small part of it not stuck down properly (it wont fall off but its bugging me because I can tell it's not sticking down) and a few small errors which occurred whilst applying it (which you can't actually see unless you take a ladder and go really close to it anyway).

It looks just how it looks in their pictures and even looks like I painted it on the wall myself.

So overall I would give this company and the product a 9/10, what I think can be improved are maybe a different way of packing the product (because it comes rolled up which makes it have lots of bubbles and doesn't sit flat) and also making the sticky part that sticks on the wall more sticky so it easily transfers onto the wall rather than just sticking to the plastic transfer. The prices are high but worth it if you know you'll have it up for a long time.

I would definitely recommend this company and product to everyone because they are reliable and the quality of the product is very good.

They have quite a few different designs and can even custom make you a design or size to suit you.

So that's it from me (= Thank you Zama Desigin for this awesome wall art mashaAllah.

To check out their facebook page just click https://www.facebook.com/ZamaDesigns

For their website click http://zamadesigns.com

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