We moved into our house almost 8 months ago, and we still have bare walls. Well, not all of them, but a lot of them :o).
You know how it can be so difficult to bring yourself to put a nail in those pristine, neutrally-painted-to-attract-a-buyer, fresh, clean walls?
Not that I thought we'd leave them bare. I just wanted to be good and sure about what I wanted and where.
The thing is, we didn't bring a lot here to hang, and buying wall art hasn't exactly been in the budget.
We knew we wanted a crucifix though. The largest one we owned previously was mine from my bedroom growing up, and it's about 6 inches tall. It's above our bed, and really more suited to hanging over a doorway. We wanted something that could stand on it's own on a wall in the living room. We looked at Catholic stores and websites, but everything we saw that would work, and appealed to our taste, was so darn expensive.
I came across this one from catholiccompany.com
At first I thought it was too good to be true. The more I looked at it online though, the more I thought about buying it. The reviews on it are great. It's the size we wanted (20 inches!), and far less expensive than even the much smaller ones at our local Catholic stores. The material is actually resin, but fashioned to look like wood. I took the plunge.
My only fear by the time I ordered it was that it would look cheap in person, but the reviews said otherwise so I went ahead with it.
It is breathtaking. I can hardly believe this is my wall.
I ordered it on Wednesday and it arrived on Friday, very quick. Their shipping is a bit steep, but I also ordered a Communion gift and a book, and it didn't go up, so I feel like I got my money's worth ;o).
If you're looking for a beautiful crucifix for a reasonable price, I highly recommend this one.