We have a new canvas! Woot!
We are allegedly a bit weird when it comes to pictures, frames and wall decorations etc… the only picture we actually have “on show” in the house is of Mark’s grandma… and this is only because we were given it as a gift, and she may come visit.
We do not like to “decorate” our house with pictures of ourselves, but we do not mind having “on show” something which will remind us of things we love, admire or simply like. We have a few paintings, a few movie related canvases but we still have a few empty walls which are waiting for something special.
When I was choosing the picture for a new canvas, I knew that it must be something special, something which will remind us of good times and something which will look fabulous on the wall.
In the end I went for a lighthouse, which was already featured on my blog in my Friday Who / What Am I? a few months back…
But enough about my choices and let’s talk about the canvas itself…
My canvas arrived a few days after placing the order. You actually get a 48h free delivery with your order (UK delivery I guess). It was huge, and I mean HUGE when the nice courier man brought it from the van; really it was huge, believe me… I became a bit worried as my math skills aren’t brilliant (Mark always reminds me of this) and I thought that I did my calculation wrong when using cm and inches… but then I started digging…
Unpacking it actually felt like I was on some sort of treasure hunt… layer after layer and still no canvas… but I would say it is a big plus because who would like to receive a damaged picture. Canvas Design made sure that there is zero chance of this happening by hiding it in several thick layers of bubble wrap and protective cardboard sleeves, which sits inside yet another protecting cardboard sleeve… all of this was then generously taped with lots of fragile signs all over it.
Once I finally unwrapped all the protective packaging materials, bubble wrap included, I was hit with the fresh smell of paint… what a great feeling… it was like a new piece of art was born in front of my eyes, or nose.
My new canvas is nothing like the one we already have in the house. It feels very solid, the wooden frame is thick and perfectly finished. There are corner wedges inside the frame, which help with maintaining the tension. All the edges look neat and there is nothing I could fault with it. Quality wise I give it 10 out of 10.
As I find out later, Canvas Design use 380gsm pure cotton canvases, this might be one of the reasons why it feels so solid.
The canvas came with a hanging kit supplied – yet another plus as you do not have to hunt around the house, garage, and loft to find something suitable in order to attach it to the wall. 10 minutes after it was out of all the wrapping it was already hanging on my wall (ok, I did have some wall space ready for it, so no drilling on my part required).
Canvas Design offers few types of canvases:
- Square – from 6”x6” up to 40”x40”
- Landscape – from 10”x8” up to 40”x30”
- Portrait – from 8”x10” up to 30”x 40”
- Photo collage – from 8” x 8” up to 20”x 16”
- Custom size – from 6” up to 72”
Their prices start from as little as £7.99.
To sum it up, we are very pleased with new arrival. The canvas is beautiful and extremely well made. Next time we find a picture we think would make a perfect canvas or just need a new canvas for a wall Canvas Design will be our first stop.
And if you are thinking about ordering a canvas for yourself I happened to find two discount codes which you can use.
“disco15” will give you 15% off the value of your shopping cart total.
“93HEXWF35U” will give you 10% off (just in case the 15% off code stops working)
So what are your thoughts on canvases?
Are you a fan or are you a traditionalist and prefer a painted picture… or a print if you didn’t win the lottery lately?
I received one canvas of my choice from Canvas Design for free for review purpose. All opinions are honest and my own.