I’ve had this blank space on one of my upstairs hallway walls ever since we moved in 3 years ago. It’s always bugged me that there should be something there, I just had a hard time finding that right “something” to put there. It’s a spot that is the first thing that is seen as one is coming down the hall, so I didn’t want to put just anything there. I wanted something that I would enjoy looking at and wouldn’t look like I just slapped something up there to fill a space. So, I was really excited when I got invited to the buzz campaign (http://www.bzzagent.com/) to try an 11 x 14 wall canvas from Meijer's photo department.
The photo canvas is just like an artists canvas, but you get to upload your own photo onto it. I’ll admit, I was pretty nervous because I had to go into the store and upload a photo onto one of their photo machines. I have never used one before. I am more of an upload, crop, and order online then pick up in the store or have them shipped to me. I thought I would be there all day trying to figure it out. I was pleasantly surprised though at how simple it was to use, and that the entire process took less than 5 minutes to submit my order!
This is how it went down:
From home I uploaded one of my photo’s onto a USB drive. Took it to Meijer and popped it into the machine. I selected the canvas photo options, hit 11 x 14 size, selected the photo I wanted. Next it gave me the option to edit and crop. Then, you submit your order. You get your printed order ticket and bring it back the next day to get your finished order.
The 11 x 14 runs about $27.99 + tax at my Meijer store. There are larger sizes to chose from and pricing goes up according to size. *UPDATE! This week 12/4 to 12/10 Meijer has their photo canvases 20% off! Here is my finished photo:
*One minor setback did occur though. I had originally picked out a different picture of my dog Rocky, but the top of his head would have been wrapped around the top side of the canvas. Any picture you choose, make sure there is sufficient room to allow for the edges to wrap about an inch around the sides of the canvas. Here’s what I mean:
I love the way my photo canvas turned out. I think it is the perfect item I have been looking for to stick in that blank space. These would make a wonderful holiday/ birthday gift. Not just for a woman either! My husband loved it so much he’s already pointed out 2 more spots in our house he would like these! And if your walls are already full, my Meijer had a nice table display of other photo gifts they offer- blankets (really cool!) mugs, jewelry, ect. You're sure to find something you’ll love!
*Disclaimer. I am a member of http://www.bzzagent.com/ and received a coupon to try the product for free in exchange for a review. The opinions are mine and have not been swayed by an incentive.