Chris and I are very fussy about art for our walls, and we don’t always have the same taste. We compromise by never ending up getting anything! However, when the opportunity came up to have one of my photographs blown up and printed onto canvas, I was really excited by it. I have a massive 60% discount code at Printerpix for you at the end of this post.
I chose a picture I took during our recent campervan trip to Cornwall. The old disused mine is easy to find on the North coast road near Morvah. It’s a popular spot for rock-climbers and hundreds passed us on the footpath towards the cliffs, lugging their gear with them. It was fairly early in the morning when we went photo-spotting, and I turned away from the sea and looked back at this ruined mine building….
This is the photograph I sent to Printerpix. It’s a really easy process and I do like the simple straight-forward navigation of the website. Once you’ve chosen the format and size (you can have landscape, portrait, panorama or square), you then get the choice to add upgrades like wider edges and a coating to make the picture last a lifetime. I prefer narrower edges, so I didn’t go for wider ones, but I did get the coating and I like it a lot. There is definitely a quality feel to the canvas and I’m very pleased with it. The detail is good and the saturation is strong – in fact it was a little pinker in real life than I expected it to be. It’s the downside of different monitor screens I suppose.
I haven’t a hundred percent decided on its final position. It will either go here, in the living room over the settee against a pale blue wall. It adds a warmth and cosiness to this part of the room.
Or it will go here in the dining area of the kitchen. We normally have an old painting of a cream rose that I
bought from ebay a while ago and no-one in the family particularly likes it! So this canvas would be a good alternative and the colours are perfect for the room – green with an accent of pink.
The trip to Cornwall was only three nights away, but it was quite significant as for the first time in more than twenty-one years, Chris and I had a holiday without the kids! I did miss them, but it was so relaxing and peaceful! So it’s lovely to have that reminder of such a pleasant time on our wall.
Now is a good time to be thinking about ideas for Christmas if you’re after a personalised gift. Printerpix offer plenty of other options to have your photos printed on, such as cushion covers, water bottles and stone slates, as well as your usual mugs and mouse mats. What special photo would you choose? Have a look at their website before the end of October, and at the checkout, for a 60% discount, use the code: Helen