Dana Tanamachi for Target – The Best Things Decal

October 22, 2013

The best things in life are meant to be shared.


I knew I had to pick up something from Dana Tanamachi’s limited collection at Target and when I saw this at my local Target I just had to get it, it’s the Best Things Decal.  It’s a lot bigger than I thought it was (from looking at photos online), but the perfect size for above our couch and I love how big it is, it really stands out in the perfect way!  We never got around to hanging up frames on this wall, but I guess it all worked out.  This will be such a great back drop for photos.


Here’s a close up.  Looks seamless, eh?

As for our process we marked the wall first to give us a general guideline of where we wanted it (I would suggest you mark guidelines for at least the top half, where it should start and end), but we had more trouble getting it smooth and bubble-free, which I think is just the nature of a decal.   We had to remove it and reapply the first half a few times, but even after peeling the decal off a few times it still held up and adhered well to the wall.  It was our first time using a decal, so we had a little bit of trouble getting it aligned correctly, getting all of the bubbles out, and recovering from the decal getting stuck on itself and ripping at a corner (make sure you’re aware of the curves while you’re peeling the decal off the backing!  I think I was too excited.  Luckily, the rip is minor).  The instructions it comes with suggests you to peel the decal off about 2 inches at a time and smooth out the bubbles as you go, moving from the middle out.  Once you get the top portion down the bottom half is a breeze.  We’re a bit of perfectionists, so we had to make sure everything looked right.

Tip: Put a blow dryer to the bubbly spots and then continue to smooth outwards, it did the trick.

What do you guys think?