Look what arrived in the mail this week?
Sitting in my office waiting to be hung in the bedroom.
The canvases I ordered for the bedroom! Woo-hoo. I'm going to hang them this weekend (unless something more exciting pops up to distract me!) but until then I thought I'd give you a review of these bad boys.
I ordered from Uprinting.com. Yep, the very same company advertising at the right. If I was going to have them advertise on my blog, the least I could do was give you a honest review of my experience with them, right. So lets get to it, shall we?
The ordering part of the process was a bit frustrating. It took several failed tries to get the designs uploaded properly. Their customer service all meant well but there was a lot of confusion as I was contacted by several people asking the same questions. The nice part is that there are actual live humans helping rather than automated robots or self directed help forums (I'm looking at you, amazon and google!). Those people will physically look at your design and advise if its in good shape for printing, etc. This is such a huge benefit to anyone who doesn't have design experience! Anyway, after that all got sorted, I signed off on the proofs and the order was in.
They printed, wrapped and shipped it all really quickly. I think it was less than a week from the final sign off and when I had them waiting for me at home. The canvases were packed in an EXTREMELY secure fashion. I imagine the Mona Lisa isn't given quite so much protection. I wish you could see me opening the boxes because many cutting tools and expletives were used in the unveiling. But I do appreciate the intent as Ive had many a product damaged in transit. At last, I could finally lay my eyes on what I had been waiting for...
I picked the black "'musuem wrap" to pick up on the black accents in my bedroom.
This is where I got very excited. They looked exactly as I had hoped! I'll spare you the technical mumbo jumbo but with my experience in print, sometimes a finished product doesn't look quite like I imagined it. Sometimes the colors shift, sometimes it looks a bit flat on the page, whatever. Not so here - great vivid color without being oversaturated. Love it. Also high marks go to perfectly centering the image and the nice thick stretcher bars they use. I've ordered a canvas print from a company that shall not be named and it was a different color, stapled helter skelter onto bars half the size. Little things but make a big impact. I can really see why there are so many people involved and why it costs a little more - the materials and quality control is excellent!
I photographed a close up of the canvas. Spot on match to the design.
So that about sums up my review. Very happy with them and can't wait to see how they look in place. If you are looking to do your own photo canvas, I'd definitely high recommend this company.
I still think the chair I'm hanging them over is too small but maybe the oversize of the canvas will balance that out a bit? What do you think?
With this project almost under my belt, I have a plan for two other more DIYish canvas related projects in the future. Keep an eye out for those. In the meantime, here are some inspirational photos of big images I've been collecting.
I can't seem to find it but Martha Stewart did a great blow up of passport pages in an old issue. I think thats such a fabulous idea for a wall with travel posters and photos. Anyone have that image in their archives?