They say a picture paints a thousand words and I couldn’t agree more.
I love a good photo and can be transported back to specific times and occasions, right down to the sounds, smells and feelings just by casting a glancing at an old snap.
That’s the power of a picture.
An afternoon of well-intentioned sorting can pass in a blink if you happen across a box of these precious rectangular memories.
I sincerely wish I was better at photography and I would love to take an evening class to improve. It’s on the bucket list along with The New York Marathon and renovating a property.
When our first baby girl was born we were living in Surrey and my friend, Roz, took some absolutely beautiful pictures which totally capture the essence of B and I will treasure them always.
Now we’ve moved to the Wirral, Kate-Jade has taken some brilliant pictures and, it is one of hers that is now in pride of place above our stairs.
I know that lots of people consider photographers expensive, particularly given that if you’ve got a phone, you’ve got a camera but, in over two and a half years I reckon I’ve only captured a handful of images even half as good as those we have after a few hours with a professional. It really is a talent.
Anyway, all of this rambling is a long-winded introduction to Canvas Design.
When Canvas Design tweeted that they were looking for bloggers to review their products I basically did a Martin from the Simpsons such was my keenness to see the quality of their products.
Mr L and I have been half heatedly discussing the idea of a photo wall for some time and I thought that this might be the push that we needed to start actually knocking nails in. So, without further ado, I selected a photo including two of my favourite ever things;
- My little little
- A onesie.
I sent the pic over via email on Thursday evening and on Tuesday morning the canvas was delivered by courier.
So, what’s it like:
Well, it’s big!!
I left it up to the company to decide which size would work best for the image and they plumped for 30 inches by 20 inches which means nothing to me. In terms I understand it is approx 75cm by 50cm which I think is bigger than I would have chosen but it looks absolutely amazing and I’m glad I left it up to them.
It was well wrapped in bubble wrap and corrugated cardboard so damage in transit was very unlikely.
The canvas is very light but doesn’t feel in any way flimsy and the frame is well constructed, looking on their site I can see Canvas Design use a heavy weight cotton canvas and pine gallery bars for the frame.
To be critical for a minute, there were no instructions on how to attach the hanging kit which is provided and, being a DIY disaster, I would have preferred some guidance on this, even if I then choose to ignore them.
Price wise I think they’d be hard to beat; the quoted price for a canvas the same size as ours is just £29.99, including delivery. There are a range of larger and smaller options as well as collages and bespoke sizes.
The company is based in Lancashire and is over 10 years old so they should know their stuff by now!
Over all I am really impressed with the quality of the canvas, the speed of delivery and the price of the product.
Would I recommend it?!
YES and I have already ordered one of this print of the big little using my 15% discount code BLOGGER15 but I’ll go one better than that…I have one to give away.
All you need to do is leave a comment telling me what photo you’d choose for your canvas and why, and a winner will be drawn, at random next #WinningWednesday (5th March). Landscape, person, old, new, it’s up to you. I can’t wait to read your answers.
So, all that’s left for me and Mr L to do now is to create our very own picture gallery. Move over Tony Hart, there’s some new kids in town!
For clarity, the canvas was given to me by Canvas Design free of charge for the purposes of this review. All the opinions on this blog are, as ever, completely honest and 100% my own.
I can not guarantee that your canvas will be anywhere near as cute as mine. After all, I have given birth to some of the most beautiful children that the world has ever clapped eyes on…in my completely unbiased opinion.