October 2015 Art Crate Review & $15 Off Coupon Code!

After receiving a box from Art Crate in September, I decided to subscriber for a few months in order to create my own little art installation in my living room. (If you’d like to try out this curated art subscription, you can save $15 if you use my coupon code LisaP15!)

I fell in love with the print in my first box and was interested to see what my second would bring. After you select your subscription type, Art Crate sends you an email with 3 prints you can choose from. I received my email and sadly none of the choices spoke to me. They just weren’t colorful or compelling enough for the look I wanted. I responded that I just wasn’t feeling them and voila, they sent me 3 new options, all of which I liked. I chose my favorite and waited.

My box arrived.
Box
Safely Packaged in Bubble Wrap
Wrapped Picture
Revealing…
Picture Artist Info
After the Storm in Natural Frame by Christine Lindstrom of Mai Autumn
(Retail: $54.00)
Verdict: Love!
I chose this one so I knew I’d love it, but in person it’s even prettier. Dream-like images and surrealism tend to appeal to me and I’ve been trying to add more color to my Victorian era apartment that sadly gets very little light. You can buy this print and other lovely ones from Christine’s shop, Mai Autumn. I really like that Art Crate added the artist info right on the back of the piece. It makes it feel like a little gallery. With a coupon code, I paid $43.20 and the regular cost of this piece is $54.00. It’s definitely a bit pricey, but the frame is nice quality and I like learning about these great new artists. This isn’t a sub that I would subscribe to indefinitely, but I’m happy with picking up a few pieces to liven up my space.

So here is the progress on my Art Installation:
Wall Installation
I’ve co-opted my fancy pants Christmas Card holder and turned it into a mini gallery. I may pin up some more cards around the framed artwork or put up some ornaments, embroidery or paper crafts. It really depends on what interesting things pop up in my path.

I’ll be getting one more framed print from Art Crate and then I think I’ll have enough for my project, so be sure to check back and see what art pops up for November.

What type of artwork do you put up in your space?

COUPON CODE!
Offer – $15 OFF
Code – LISAP15

THE BACKSTORY

Sign-up for Art Crate and each month your personal curator will ship one hand-selected art print to your door.
Professionally Curated: With 17 years of experience and the right tools, our curators have the perfect formula to choose the perfect art for your home.

Satisfaction Guaranteed: Your happiness is our priority. If you are not satisfied with any of the hand-selected art prints that you receive, we will do what it takes to make you happy, guaranteed.

24/7 Customer Support: Our in house customer service team replies to every message we receive, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Art is shipped the 25th of every month. You can customize the frequency you receive art. Grow your collection at your pace.

No Contract: Art Crate plans are month-to-month. We make it simple to start and stop your service at any time.

PRICING:
SMALL: $22/$54 Framed
MEDIUM: $32/$77 Framed
LARGE: $49/$114 Framed
Shipping is free in the US

Once upon a time, long, long ago, Lisa attended Syracuse University where she studied singing in a giant castle surrounded by ice and snow. After she earned her music degree, she headed to the island of Manhattan, down to the West Village, to a place called the New School. There, she earned another degree in the great art of writing stories for children. She currently works on that same island, in the dungeon of an old building, making up stories while she sorts through endless stacks of papers, just dreaming of living somewhere with windows. She is currently working on several novels and hopes to write her way to that aforementioned windowed place. Her first book, “The Ice Maiden’s Tale,” is set to be released May 30, 2017 by Xist Publishing. In the meantime, she keeps herself occupied by obsessing over subscription boxes and home renovations.

2 thoughts on “October 2015 Art Crate Review & $15 Off Coupon Code!

  1. I wish the photo was bigger so I could see the print that you bought. I’m a long-time art collector, but I have never purchased art online though I hear that people do even at higher price points. I think it’s wonderful that you are starting your own collection now. 🙂

    • If you click on the photo it should enlarge to give you a better view. I’ve bought art online before and loved the pieces I received, but I chose them individually. It’s a little strange to trust someone else to curate, but it’s a fun experiment!

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