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Dunhelm Bunch of Poppies Metal Wall Art
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Dunhelm Bunch of Poppies Metal Wall Art
Date: 16/11/12, updated on 24/11/12 (43 review reads)
Advantages: Beautiful, easy to hang, easy to wipe over
Disadvantages: None for me whatsoever
Recently I have been decorating my flat and cheering it up at a bit. With plain cream coloured walls at the moment in my living room the walls looked so plain and boring and I wanted a splash of colour here and there without committing too much.
I had never thought of getting wall art, metal framework depicting allsorts and was going to opt for a couple of paintings however my Mum is a fan of wall art and off I headed with her and my stepdad and their cash to get a few new bits and pieces.
Now I am a very plain person when it comes to household things really. I tend to stick very much to keeping to a brown, cream and white colourscheme hence my living room being magnolia and my bedroom recently being done in white..... again though my parents are very different to me and although I'm scared to implement colour they are not and I decided to take their advice as they have a lovely home and I drastically felt I needed a change!
It was my stepdad that spotted this and pointed it out to me. Only costing £12.99 I couldn't believe how pretty it was although I am not usually a poppy fan at all and seeing as we all really liked it he treated me to this one.
It simple came packed in a a large black cardboard tray and with a see through plastic cover over the front of it so you could see it and check it wasn't broken or faulty or anything and the price was clearly labelled on the front of it and that was it. All we got was the wall art and no screws or nails or anything like that.
Putting it up was a doddle for my Stepdad....pick a place and use a nail and it attaches well via a small hole in the back of it. It isn't a heavy item and you can use another nail if you want to straighten it though we liked it slightly on an angle.
I simply love this! It is made from wipe over metal that is meant to be long lasting and durable and it measures 66cm x 44cm (26" x 17") and only is available to purchase in that one size, perfect for where we all felt it would look best hanged.
What you get is sturdy metal depicting a bunch of poppies. The colours on this are vibrant but still classy and one of the reasons I don't usually like poppies much is the garish coloured red they can sometimes be however this bunch has 8 poppies all slightly different sizes and shapes in a really nice metallic deep red colour with blackish coloured centres to each one of them making them really stand out. They look tin to me and are made into such a way that they appear 3D which really they are. The stems are again a nice rich metallic green shade, thin stalks, some with oval buds on and this is a rather large piece really and looks worth much more in my opinion that the £12.99 we paid for it.
I simply dust over mine occasionally and it stays put without moving and I actually have now fallen in love as much as my Mum with art work such as this opposed to paintings and the likes! Its easy to take down and move without to much effort and hole filling and this draws the eyes to it without being in your face and also in Dunhelm they have lots of other matching kind of items such as a mirror and a clock (both of which I have as well) so you can have as much or as little of this design as you want to.
For me this is a nice way to experiment with colour and looks rather unusual. My friends who have all seen it since it has been put up have all commented on it and so it gets a massive thumbs up from me!
Only available in Dunelm Mill stores.
Summary: A really lovely quality piece!
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