This is a beautifully executed piece of art. The only negative is that there is no hanger attached so I had to creatively find a wall hanger that would be inconspicuous and would come through one of the piercings. That is my ONLY negative about the piece. Love it and would buy it again.
- Did the color match the color displayed onsite? yes
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. beautifully done
- How accurate was the sizing? as described
We have an 11 foot stone fireplace in our family room and have used a number of items to break up the stone and add to the visual effect of the wall. While we always "settled" for something, we never really came across something we really liked. After reading about the oil drum Haitian artworks, we decided giving the Tree of Life a chance against the stone. We were a little skeptical of what we were going to receive, but were overwhelmed when it arrived. It's a beautifully crafted product, very professional, and a definite conversation piece. Its color breaks up the stone, yet doesn't overwhelm the wall. We have received a number of compliments on the piece and couldn't be happier that we bought it.
I bought 3 Trees of Life: Lover's Heart (black), Buds (with birds, charcoal), and the Tree of Life (with birds only, brown). They are arrayed above my king-size headboard. The subtle embellishments made by the artisans' chisels give depth and even more dimension to these handsome works of art. None of my pieces had hanging hardware. Be prepared with a nail with a good-sized flat head (preferably not shiny silver) and find a sweet spot near the middle for balance. Mine held with one nail each. The color variations are subtle, sometimes looking like 3 slightly different colors, sometimes looking the same. The photographs represent the colors well. A variety of pieces crafted by the Haitian oil-drum artists were featured on CBS Sunday Morning on 10/13/13.
I was very pleased with this item. It is better than the picture. The patina and color are beautiful. It is very eye-catching when you walk into the room. I have received countless compliments on this unusual wall decor. I was worried about the weight but it wasn't as heavy as I imagined.
- Did the color match the color displayed onsite? exactly as pictured
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. first rate
- How accurate was the sizing? true to the item
Advertised as 24 inches, actual measurement is 18, too small for area I had purchased it for. Not sure what I will do with it. Overstock is horrible with returns, It cost to ship both ways even when return is for good reasons. Always disappointed in Overstock! Keep saying never again, but then get sucked in on their prices.
I waited to purchase this Tree of Life for a very long time. I would go back and forth trying to decide if it was worth it. Let me tell you it is! Do not hesitate to purchase this gorgeous piece of art. We hung it on a wall at the top of our stairs and every time I see it, it just makes me happy. The detail on the tree and birds are amazing. Absolutely a great purchase.
When it arrived, I was pleased about the way it looks (just as described), but it does smell like a recycled oil drum. I have it hung in a small room, and I am not sure if the smell has dispersed and gone away, or I am used to the smell now. It's pricey for what it is, but it's a neat item overall.