Sharing my foyer oversized art with Collage.com.
Hey guys! Remember when I was chatting up a storm via Insta Stories about how I wanted to switch up the art in my Foyer to something oversized with blue hues? I shared with y’all a photo of a Matador and another photo of a more classic piece called the Birth of a Virgin by Fra Carnevale and I asked you to take my poll on which on I should go with. Remember? I am not sure how the universe works, but I ended up receiving an email from Collage.com and I proceeded forward with the changes.
This post was done in collaboration with Collage.com. All thoughts and opinions are mine and mine alone.
The Birth of the Virgin Backstory
I have been lusting over this piece, The Birth of the Virgin, for a good while. The rich colors, the female dominance, and the story-telling of the picture had me hypnotized. The background story to this print is that the artist, Fra Carnevale, was trying to show the “Madonna’s birth in contemporary terms.” How amazing is that and so ahead of the times. Since I know I am going to get a lot of questions to where I received this print. I got it from the Met Museum. Not sure if you know this but they allow the public to download their art as long as you don’t try to profit off of it.
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Classic 15th Century Reproduction Art turned Modern
I am typically that gal that likes chunky frames, but recently, I have been wanting a change in my home. I have been wanting more color and more modern pieces. By taking a classic print like this one and enlarging in on a canvas is one way I decided to add that modern splash to my 1950’s foyer.
Prior to working with Collage.com, I was gathering estimates on how much an oversized piece would cost. I know from experience that any “color” print over 20×30 inches can cost an arm and a leg. I know, I know…this is a sponsored post, but when I was looking at their site, I felt like the prices were reasonable and that they had a plethora of finish materials (canvas, acrylic, etc..) and sizes to choose from. They were even running a 50% off sale. I mean…come on, it doesn’t get better than half off!
When I ordered my print, I was told it can take up to 10 days to arrive and it literally arrived in 2-3 days. This is huge for me, some of y’all know, I am located in the middle of nowhere so whenever something arrives in just a couple of days that is like icing on the cake!!! BONUS!!!!!
I never printed anything on canvas before so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I wasn’t sure if the edges were going to be wrapped, if the color was going to match, or anything like that. When the canvas from Collage.com was delivered, I was shocked to see how PERFECTLY PROFESSIONAL it looked. The edges were wrapped, the colors were rich,…it even had a black thick backing and hanging hardware already attached to the piece. I wasn’t expecting this… I was shocked by the quality of this piece. This isn’t like the canvas art that you buy at a big box store.
Since the bench in this area sits low, I chose to go with the largest canvas size (32×48) that Collage.com had. I needed it to be slender enough to NOT take away from the wallpaper, but tall enough to be proportionate for that space (I needed it to overlap the chair railing to elongate the wall and not break the wall space up…visually).
Overall, my experience working with Collage.com is that they work fast. They even went one step above normal to double check and make sure that I was able to enlarge this print from the Met Museum, which I appreciated. By doing that it made me feel like they care and that they take their business serious. I love coming and seeing this print, the colors against this moody space add warmth and depth that was missing before.