A few weeks ago I was approached by PhotoWall, a Swedish company that produces wall murals and canvas prints that are environmentally friendly, fire-retardant and do not fade in sunlight. They offered me a canvas print in exchange for a review on my blog; it sounded like a great way to test out a similar service that I had been considering for a while so I jumped at the chance.
My rep at Photowall said that I could either use my own image or select one from their print collection, which is pretty extensive! I decided to use my own image given that a few years ago we did a photo session with a professional photographer and never got around to getting any of our photos printed. I’m sure it’ll come to no surprise of anyone who knows me that I selected a photo of my dog Maggie. I mean, look at this picture:
I sent my photo, along with my desired canvas size(note that my photo was high-resolution so I was not limited on size) over to my Photowall rep and within a day I had an order number and shipping notification from DHL. On Wednesday the notification stated that the canvas would arrive by Friday and I was pretty skeptical about that – it was coming all the way from Sweden after all! Imagine my surprise when it actually did arrive on Friday and in perfect condition! I was beyond impressed (other couriers/shipping companies should take some serious notes from DHL).
When the package arrived it looked like this:
This is what it looked like inside:
These were the contents: the canvas, a frame, hardware and instructions:
Looking at this I thought the assembly was going to be a lot more complicated than it was. As it turns out, it was fairly easy to put together! The instructions were very clear and there was even a Youtube video that walked me through the process which I also found helpful.
The first step was to roll out the canvas, picture-side down:
Each section of the frame had sticky 3M tape on each side which I applied to the canvas (after doing a quick measure to ensure it was centered between each end):
Then I flipped the frames inward, folded the edge of the canvas over each corner of the frame, and applied the corner brackets, which simply screwed into the corners of the frame:
And viola, I was done and ready to hang!
Although I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to take a few gratuitous pics with the star of the show first:
She got bored with me taking pictures pretty quickly, which is nothing new….
And here is my “masterpiece” hanging in my office:
I can barely put into words how happy having this hanging in my office makes me; with Maggie getting older this is something I will cherish for years to come. And if I’m having a bad day all I have to do is look up and I instantly smile – how can you not, right?
Working with PhotoWall was such a great experience – every step of the way was met with exceptional customer service and the end product exceeded my expectations. I wouldn’t hesitate to place an order with them and spend my own, hard-earned cash on another printed canvas or maybe even a custom-designed wallpaper (seriously, how cool would that be – oooh the possibilities!)
A few other noteable things about Phototowall, directly from their website:
- They offer a 100% guarantee; if you are not satisfied with your order, they offer you the option of returning the product within 14 days.
- Photowall works with licensed brands and is an official partner for Disney, Star Wars, Modesty Blaise, Moomin Characters, etc.
- At their wall mural factory they strive to minimize their environmental impact, and our environmental approach permeates everything they do. All production is to order, which means they only produce the quantity of products required, none are held in stock or discarded unnecessarily. Also, the printing ink they use for their wallpapers contains no solvents or hazardous chemicals, and is biodegradable.
- When you shop with Photowall, you are also supporting Swedish aid organisation Vi Agroforestry. Every year they plant 5,000 trees in the area around Lake Victoria, eastern Africa. The trees help to fight poverty, improve the environment and combat climate change.
If you’d like to try out Photowall for yourself, I’ve got a discount code for you! Just use PrettyRuffLifeCampaign2018 at checkout to get 20% off your order! Note this is only available for 30 days!
My sincerest thanks to Photowall for this opportunity!
Disclaimer: This product was sent to me in exchange for a review but all opinions are my own.