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Hang THIS puppy up!

On a whim, I decided to get a gallery wrapped canvas a month or so ago as a sample for clients (and artwork for me!).  Although I LOVE pictures and fine things, it was truly difficult for me to spend such money to buy something for my wall.  Let me tell you — SO worth every penny.  I’m planning on purchasing a bunch more now…  Everyone that enters my house comments on the canvas.  It is just stunning and something I’ll treasure for a very long time.

Love this image of Peach and Fella. 

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So, what in the world is it???

Gallery wrapped canvas is:  your chosen image printed on canvas and then stretched over a custom wood frame.  This work of art comes ready to be hung — no frame needed at all!  Not only can you order one large image for your home, you can also combine images and get a series of canvases.  (2 or 3 10×10 or 20×20 canvases).  

I just LOVE this look so much.  Classy, chic, modern, trendy (have you seen the canvases on the walls in the new Pottery Barn Kids catalogue?) and quite a conversation piece. 

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^ Close up so you can see the edge of the canvas.  You can choose to have a border around your canvas (like the black one I chose here) or wrap your entire picture around it (no border, just image on the sides).  

The size of this particular canvas is a 16×20.  Although that seems large, since even an 8 x 10 seems big sometimes,  in my house it actually looks SMALL!  I really wish I would have ordered a 20×24!  Maybe next time!

If you’re interested, gallery wrapped canvas starts at $200.   They are all UV coated, which adds durability, longevity and colorfastness.    One amazing factoid is that black and white images tend to last 100-150 years, and color, roughly 60 years.   These will be around for a loooong time.  🙂

Have a great day.  🙂    ~m

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