Thursday, August 20, 2009

Review and Giveaway!

Hey all!

So, I was contacted by a fun company, Accent Furniture Direct (AFD), to do a review on an item in their notNetural collection, and, they also offered a giveaway item as well for all my wonderful readers! Happy happy joy joy!

First, here's what the AFD says about their featured collection from notNeutral:

notNeutral is a product design company that creates design-oriented lifestyle products based on past and current projects by Rios Clementi Hale Studios. Signature pattern and color have become a trademark in the creation of bold, colorful, and innovative products encompassing all categories of the modern lifestyle. notNeutral’s vibrant, confident and streetwise products are original and accessible, expressing individuality and choice. Not Neutral has built a unique following that attracts the discerning, young-spirited customer who enjoys color, pattern, and versatility.

This collection is original and witty, and they have unique, beautiful AND practical items for every room in the house! AFD also offers free shipping and no hassle returns as well! Woot!



I chose to review the Orange P3 Chalk Board Wall Panel, because I had been looking for something to use with the kids during home school lessons when I need to break down a word or elaborate on a math concept. I was tired of searching for scrap paper or writing in the margins of their books, so I was quite excited to find this item!

This wall-mounted chalkboard panel is 15.5 x 15.5 and the design is in fact sleek and, according to my husband, well-made. The assembly is a cinch, you simply attach the chalk/eraser tray with the sticky tabs provided, and tabs are also provided for a quick wall mount. The board surface is smooooooooooooth. I kept running my hands all over it; it doesn't remind you at all of the chalkboards in your elementary school, this chalkboard would fit nicely into any room you chose to put it in.

I grabbed some chalk and threw on some math problems. Of course the size is perfect for visual examples and in no way is it bulky or a space hog. I am choosing not to mount mine, as I am using it for school. The chalk comes right off with a slightly damp cloth, which is lovely.

Pros:
-Sleek and modern design, comes in many accent colors
-Functional and lightweight
-Well-made
-Easy assembly and mounting
-AFD offers GREAT sale prices!

Cons:
-It would have been nice to have a chalk/eraser set that came with it, especially a matching one!
-I am not sure if the sticky tabs for mounting are the removable kind, and I would buy some of those just in case before mounting.

Overall I am very pleased with this product!

Now for the giveaway!



Accent Furniture Direct has graciously agreed to give away a lovely Three Butterfly tea light holder, also from the notNeutral collection, in either black or white! The lighting affect, as you can see, is quite striking and would bring wonderful ambiance to any room and/or event! I can just imagine buying like, six of these, adding some lavender tea lights, and lining my fireplace or my mantle with them for a romantic evening...but wait, I shan't go on, because I want to hear from you!

So here's how to enter!

1. REQUIRED: Visit the notNeutral collection over at AFD and tell me what your favorite piece is, remember to leave me a safe way to contact you!

EXTRA ENTRIES; EACH ONE IS SEPARATE AND COUNTS AS ONE:

2. Tell me how YOU would use the chalkboard in your home
3. Tell me how you would decorate with the giveaway prize
4. Tweet this giveaway, come back and comment the link

THESE ACTIONS ARE SEPARATE AND COUNT FOR THREE (3) ENTRIES EACH:

5. Blog about this giveaway and come back and comment the link
6. Buy something from the notNeutral collection over at AFD, leaving me your verification number for confirmation of purchase

I will use the Random Number Generator (RNG) on Monday, August 31st at 12pm to choose a winner. The winner will have 3 days to respond and if no contact is made the RNG will choose another winner!

WOOOOOOHOOOOO! I hope you win! And by you I mean, you.






33 comments:

w said...

i like the "In the Mix Mug With Lid Set" found here: http://www.accent-furniture-direct.com/notNeutral-01192800-NON1083.html.

i am soooo in the mix.

w said...

Tell me how YOU would use the chalkboard in your home.

i'd write love notes on it. to myself. because no one else writes them to me. it'd sit right next to my bathroom mirror. and i'd write something like... "girl. you are hot."

w said...

Tell me how you would decorate with the giveaway prize.

well. i'd put it on my fireplace mantle. i'd choose the black one. i wouldn't light the candle though, unless hubby was home. mainly because while the shadows are pretty, they're still shadows. and shadows scare me. about as much as pork used to scare me.

w said...

i tweet it.
http://twitter.com/wendiwinn/status/3432835906

then i toot it.

Kearsie said...

I super like the black ant napkin rings. Totally unique and cute!

Kearsie said...

I would use the chalkboard in my kitchen to jot down in a quick like manner the groceries I need. Yes I would. It would indeed be handy.

Kearsie said...

And I would put the giveaway prize of tea light in my kids room as a prettified decoration/in case power goes out lighting device. In white. So pretty!

Kearsie said...

I twittered about this giveaway here: http://twitter.com/kearsie

muchmorethanmommy said...

I actually like the butterfly tea light holder the best! It's so cute! And I love tea lights! They're so cute too!

Vanessa

muchmorethanmommy said...

I would put the chalkboard in my girls' playroom and let them play school. It's not because one of them has already tried writing on the walls. Not at all...

Vanessa

muchmorethanmommy said...

How would I use the giveaway prize? I'd probably have the same ideas as you. But I'd probably end up blogging about it. :-)

Vanessa

Audrey said...

Those butterflies are wonderful! Did you see these on their site:
Large Red Frosted Candle Goblets Set

AMAZING!! I love the red!!
Wonderful give away.
audreyscountrycrafts at gmail.com

robin said...

since i am a history buff and addicted to buying dishes i loved the city on a plate set! the skylines of 12 different cities are on them! i like that each of them is a little differnt that way!

robin said...

kim you're awesome

mommycao said...

I like the black ant napkin rings. My kids will get a kick out of those.

MommyCao (W's sister)

mommycao said...

I will use the chalkboard as the How Many Times Did I Get In Trouble Today tally sheet in my house.

mommycao said...

The butterfly candle holders will go on my dinner table, but they won't match my black ant napkin rings.

Dining Table Teacher said...

LOVE the city on a plate. So cute.

Dining Table Teacher said...

I'd use the chalk board in the bathroom. In front of the toilet. People could leave each other messages while they're ... ya know ...just sitting there.

Dining Table Teacher said...

Tweeted!

http://twitter.com/mandyconforth/status/3473799953

Dining Table Teacher said...

The prize would probably go in the same bathroom as the chalk board. Cuz...ya know...

Cheeky Treasures said...

I LOVE the Snack trays, Personally I like the Lime greens one, but my hubby would probably want the red and black one. That site is awesome BTW.

Cheeky Treasures said...

If I had the chalk board I'd probably replace the crappy marker board I have from walmart. We use it to write out our grocery lists, upcoming bills, and reminders for me because I forget a lot.

Cheeky Treasures said...

If I had the tea light, I'd probably put it in the bedroom or in the bath room for those relaxing baths I try to sneak in. I love tea light candles! They are so sweet and set the mood! ;)

Huong said...

umm the CHALKBOARD panel IS the coolest thing there. :) I would totally love it.

Huong said...

too many useful ideas of the chalkboard to list!

1. organize hubby's schedule
2. use it during women's bible study or staff meetings
3. shopping lists
4. of course one panel would have to list my memory verse for the week

etc....

Huong said...

i love candles - rotate each week.

would be in my guest bathroom.

Huong said...

sigh....how many times did i tell you? :) i no tweet. u're fb-ed.

~Tami said...

I like the Black Links Spice Dish Set.
mymadakaja at yahoo dot com.

sibabe64 said...

I like the city on a plate....NY

OliveStreetStudio said...

OOOOO I cannot decide bw City on a Plate NYC and the Blue Flora coffee set...LOVE LOVE them both!

OliveStreetStudio said...

As for the chalk board - I'd post it in my sewing room right above my machine to write all the projects and orders I need to complete...

OliveStreetStudio said...

as for decorating with the butterfly votives...definitely in my bathroom with sweet smelling tealights - ideal for bath-time!

hicksinlb@gmail.com. Saw this through that Wendi Winn blog-lady. :-)

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