As you all know I am always taking photographs, my son is used to me snapping away whenever we are out and about, whether it’s for a college assignment, the blog or just to capture moments in our day. It’s part of our every day life and I can’t see that ever changing. I also love having photos of my son on the wall, being able to look at precious snapshots of our adventures. He has a favourite tree that he likes to climb in, at his happy place, Stowe. We’ve had a picture on the wall from there for almost two years now, and on one of our visits last autumn he asked if we could recreate that shot. So we did, and I did get a few really lovely shots and now I’m framing memories with Photowall, as I update my living room wall with the latest image.
Photowall are an online company providing wall murals and photo canvas’. You can either choose from their own library of images or upload your own image. I knew my OH would never go for the idea of a wall mural and I do love being able to mix and match photos up so framing memories with Photowall, using their photo canvas service was definitely the best option for us.
The upload process is really easy, and you can decide whether you want to receive just a rolled up canvas or the 2.9cm wooden DIY frame to go with it. I had a look at the instructions for putting the frame together, they looked easy, so I went for that option. You then get to choose the edge you’d like – wrap around, white or black. The other photo canvas’ we have up in the living room mostly have a white edging, which I prefer, so I opted for that this time around. you then decide on the size of canvas you want and if your photo needs cropping. I had a specific space in mind for our new photo canvas, so I opted for a 40x60cm canvas with frame, which works out at £52.00 including delivery.
It really was a very easy, pain-free process. Delivery was also very prompt and before I knew it I was unwrapping my box ready to begin framing memories with Photowall.
The box contains the photo canvas, 4 sections of wooden frame, corner plates, screws, hanging plate, screws and wall plugs as well as easy to follow instructions.
I decided to put my frame together on the floor as larger flat surfaces are a rarity in this house. I removed the canvas from its cover and unrolled it placing it picture side down on the floor. Each section of the wooden frame has a double-sided tape running along one edge. You remove the film and place the sticky side down on to the edge of one of the canvas sides, firm down and continue until all four sections are in place.
When you’ve done this you fold the corner sections of the canvas back onto the frame.
Before pushing the frame sections in towards each other.
Then you fix the corner plates with the screws provided, literally just twist into place. I did struggle to get one of the screws in, but as all the others have gone in without an issue, the frame is secure.
Now it was time for the moment of truth, how would the canvas look on the photo side?
I’m really pleased with it, the finish is good and the quality of the reproduction is just as I’d expect. Framing memories with Photowall has worked out well and I’d certainly opt for the DIY framing option again. Now to hang it on the wall.
I’ve been really impressed with the overall service from Photowall and am thrilled with our new print.
disclosure: we were sent the item mentioned in exchange for an honest review
I’ve teamed up with Photowall to offer one lucky reader the chance to create a Photo Canvas for themselves, which could be worth by to £160 depending on the size of frame you select! Complete the Gleam form below for your chance to win. Good luck!
Terms and conditions:
(Please note that all entries will be checked against comments for validation).
Only the first step of this form is mandatory, all other steps are optional. Only one entry per person is allowed.
This giveaway is for UK residents only.
Once a winner is randomly picked, I will check if the winner has done what was requested and I will contact them, if they do not reply within one week, the prize will be allocated to another person. Voucher must be processed on Photowall site by 28th March 2018.
The giveaway will close on 14th February 2018 at midnight.
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