So, huge apologies that I’ve not been as active on here lately. This post was supposed to go up a lot sooner, but I’ve been very busy dealing with the whole redundancy thing and now I’ve finally been offered a job, I’ve decided it’s time this goes up!
Towards the end of January, I was contacted by Swedish print and design company Photowall, who specialise in wall murals and canvas prints. They offered to send me a product of my choice in exchange for a honest review.
As we were about to decorate the bedroom, I saw this as the perfect opportunity to get something for the wall behind our bed.
Unfortunately, because we’re renting at the moment, I couldn’t purchase one of their lovely wall murals as we’re only allowed to paint, so I opted for a canvas print.
Photowall have a huge range of designs available for both their wall murals and canvases, or you can opt to use your own image. In this instance, I opted for a vintage octopus image I’d found as it’s something both my partner and I liked.
I placed my order and awaited delivery!
Considering the parcel was coming from Sweden, it arrived very quickly. The canvas comes with some assembly needed, but I have to say it’s one of the most brilliant designs.
While canvases I’ve ordered in the past come in large awkward sized cardboard squares, this came in a neat cuboid tube, which was much easier to handle and get in through the front door!
The contents of the tube were:
- One rolled canvas print
- Two long edge frame pieces
- Two short edge frame pieces
- Four ‘anchors’ for the corners
- Wall fixings
Everything was carefully packaged and nothing arrived damaged or crushed which was a pleasant surprise! Previous canvas purchases have sometimes ended up with stretched dents in them and needed tightening, so I was happy with the self-assembly idea for this reason alone!
I laid everything out on the table and followed the instructions to place the canvas face down, and peel off the double sided tape from each part of the frame, press down firmly along the edge and tuck over the cut corner.
The whole process was very easy and aside from some minor issues with getting myself stuck to the frame, was assembled within about 10 minutes.
The next step was to fold in each piece of the frame and lock into place with the anchors. These had pre-drilled holes in the wood so it was simply a matter of holding everything in place while fitting the screws.
Once everything was tightened up, the canvas was stretched and ready to go! I was really impressed with how quickly it was put together, and I managed to do it all by myself from start to finish. I couldn’t resist and immediately posted to Instagram:
It looks great, don’t you think?
Having put this together, the urge to redecorate the bedroom immediately was rather strong, and I happily suggested we decorate that weekend…
Which we did!
It perhaps wasn’t my best plan ever, but I was so happy once it was finished. I bought some lovely new bedding from the Fox & Ivy range in Tesco (which is gorgeous! I want the whole range!) and spent about an hour in The Range trying to remember how big the window was for new curtains….
But the end result was something to be proud of!
Overall, I am extremely pleased with the canvas from Photowall. Not only is the self-assembly idea fantastic for ease of transport and even storage if you’re holding off to redecorate, but the finished product is very high quality and I’m sure will hold strong for a long time.
If you like the canvas pictured above, or you would love to purchase one of their wall murals, they’ve kindly given me a discount code for all of my lovely readers!
All you have to do is go to Photowall.com, select your item(s) and enter AllLadyACampaign2018 at the checkout for 20% off!
The code is only valid for 30 days from this post going live, so be sure to use it soon!
(Note: Make sure to select the correct country in the top right hand corner of the website before you place your order, this way your country will be listed at checkout)
That’s all from me today, hope you enjoyed reading this post and also this bonus photo of my adorable fluffball, Floki!