Creative Co-Op Distressed Wood 23-Inch Photo Collage
If you are looking for a vintage frame this is it. Only problem was the back hooks were broke off in shipping. I replaced them myself because I loved the frame.
January 31, 2013
Looks beautiful, but there were a few problems
Let me start by saying that this collage frame looks absolutely gorgeous on my wall. I’m very pleased with the finished product, but it took a bit of work to get to that point, and there are a few issues that you should be aware of. First, it’s not *gray* and cream – the “gray” is more of an olive drab or perhaps dark gray-green. Fortunately, that color scheme works for me. The wood is distressed in the shabby chic manner as advertised, and the individual frames appear to be well assembled in the collage, i.e., I don’t think the collage will fall apart. Based on the photo shown in the online item description, I thought that more than one frame component was 5 X 7, but only the center oval part is for a 5 X 7. There are three slots for 4X6 photos, two for 3 1/2 X 3 1/2 photos, and one for 3 1/2 X 5. I incorrectly assumed that I could hang this collage frame sideways so that the center photo could be horizontal rather than vertical. The hangers are positioned only for hanging in the manner displayed in the photo. The glass in the frames has some rough edges, so you need to be careful handling the panes. There apparently was some minor damage done in shipping. A few of the photo frame components were missing one or more of the tabs that hold the photos and backing in place. I can’t find them in the shipment box, so I don’t actually know if it was the shipping or just poor assembly. Either way, because of this problem, a couple of frame panes and backings were loose inside the box; however, there was no broken glass and I could assemble everything just fine. One of the frame components was missing both of its placeholder tabs, so I have that backing held in place with scotch tape. If I had purchased this item in the store instead of online, I would have exchanged it for one that was intact. But the minor damage wasn’t worth the trouble of exchanging via UPS. As I said at the top, the finished product is lovely, and I’m very happy to have it hanging on my wall. I’m disappointed that it was not in one piece upon arrival, and that I had to do a bit of gerryrigging, but I’m still pleased with the frame.
March 27, 2012