Saturday, November 16, 2013

Wayfair Christmas Tree Review

I am excited to have partnered up Wayfair.com to review one of their Christmas trees. Normally we have a real tree but I was welcoming the idea of not having to clean up after a messy tree this year. I was also liking the idea of being able to enjoy the tree longer. It seems like we are taking it down just as we put it up. 


Wayfair has many trees to choose from at various price points. Plus they have FREE shipping on all of their trees. I seriously spent a few hours looking thru them all trying to decide which tree I wanted them to send to me. I ended up choosing their National Tree Co. Balsam Fir. I loved the old time feel it showed in the picture. 
The tree came quickly and we were all excited to see what it looked like. Note the box did receive a little damage in transit but to me that is understandable. We will still be able to store the tree back in the box after the holidays if we choose to though I may just end up purchasing a tree storage bag.
At this point I was a little nervous about what the tree was actually going to look like but the box said 'Good Enough to Fool Santa".
Oldest striking a pose here while helping me unpack the tree.
The tree came packaged very nicely.
It came in 4 parts. The base, the bottom, the middle and the top.
Here it is after I assembled it which only took about 10 minutes. Note the stand I have it in is NOT the stand that came with the tree. I wanted the tree to fit in our galvanized bucket and the stand that came with the tree was too wide for it so I had to improvise. Edit: DO NOT IMPROVISE with your tree stand. If it does not fit in the bottom of the tub with its original stand on it do NOT try and make it fit. Our tree tried to topple over and I am now on the hunt for a tub that the original tree stand will fit in. 
After assembly it was  time to turn the lights on. I will be honest I was not so sure 750 lights would be enough. I always put a ton of lights on our tree but this tree surprised me. It looks like it has way more than just 750 lights on it.
Here is the tree after I spent an hour and half fluffing all the limbs. The tree is 7 ft 6 so there were quite a few limbs to fluff.
I have to say I am truly impressed on how good the tree looks in person!
It has two different types of "needles" which adds to its realistic look and fullness. 
So does the tree look like the one online? I am going to chalk this one up to possibly. Why possibly? Well because I can certainly see a similarity and I am thinking it all has to do with the person fluffing the tree. I should have left the "needles" straight but instead I curled them more upwards if that makes sense. I wish they gave you directions on how to fluff the tree or if there was a Youtube video for each style tree so the buyer could see tutorials on how to make them look exactly like the online pic.

Even though I could not get the tree to look exactly like the online pic I give this tree two thumbs up. It is a great quality tree and Wayfair customer service was excellent. I can see us using this tree for years to come.
I am currently working on decorating our new tree and can not wait to share it with you all!
Disclosure: Though Wayfair.com provided product for this review all opinions are my own and honest from the experience I had.

29 comments:

  1. I actually like the look of yours vs the stock photo Pamela! I've always been afraid to order a tree online, sight unseen if you will but, yours looks so good that I am not as fearful! I can't wait to see yours all decorated :-)

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  2. I am pleased with how it looks! I like the look of yours better than the catalog. Can't wait to see it all decorated. Victoria

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  3. I am pleased with how it looks! I like the look of yours better than the catalog. Can't wait to see it all decorated. Victoria

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  4. Beautiful! It will be so easy not watering all the time. Love faux.

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  5. I agree--I think your tree looks more natural--like a real tree. The stock photo is too perfect looking. Can't wait to see your finished decorated tree..

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  6. I think it's gorgeous and very much like the one in the catalog. I'm sure you'll have it jaw dropping in now time!!

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  7. Beautiful. I was looking through the trees on wayfair as well and was curious what the lighting would Iook like. Great job.

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  8. Beautiful. I was looking through the trees on wayfair as well and was curious what the lighting would Iook like. Great job.

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  9. Thank you for the review. I have to get a new tree this year and I will consider Wayfair for sure now. Can you PLEASE show us how you made the galvanized tub tree stand/skirt??? I would really REALLY love to make my own. Thanks for the blog!

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  10. I love your fluffing technique it looks great. Wayfair is awesome...I see their commercials and Ive been dying to order things from them. I say the 2 tone needles give it an authentic look. I use to have fake trees but my husband is a stickler for the real deal. I would definitely buy this tree.

    MJ

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  11. I think it looks gorgeous, we've had artificial trees forever. I can't deal with the needles and mess of a real tree!

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  12. The way you styled your tree looks more natural and I like that better. Have fun decorating the tree and have a great weekend!

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  13. It's GORGEOUS! I like the way that you fluffed it because it looks like it was cut from the forest. I can't wait to see it decorated! Beautiful tree...the galvanized bucket is a nice touch (and I'm NOT just saying that because I did the same thing) :)

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  14. I agree I think your is more lifelike and you did a great job. Very pretty tree!

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  15. I think yours looks way better than the stock photo ... Even more realistic! Can't wait to see how you decorate it! I know it will be gorgeous!

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  16. Can't wait to see it decorated! It looks quite real!

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  18. The tree looks great, Pamela! Yes! I agree, it is all in the fluffing. The fir tree branches grow up towards the light. Lucky you!

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  19. Pamela, this looks like a fabulous tree! I agree, it's all about the fluffing! The sneak peek looks so pretty! I think you made a great choice! I especially love your helper!

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  20. It's a beauty, Pamela! I love that it is prelit and in three sections. I never look forward to doing my faux tree because I have to add in each "bough" and while it seems to go fast, it takes more time than I'd like.

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  21. How lucky that Wayfair partnered with you! We have bought a TON of stuff from them for this new house and have always been vERY pleased. I have to ask, how did you get to partner with them? We always "rate" our purchases. LOVE the tree. I will go to their site to look at prices. Thanks!

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  22. Pamela,
    The tree is beautiful. I put mine in a tube this year and I am loving the look. This tree is awesome and I know you will have it decorated and looking so pretty for Christmas.
    Kris

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  23. Your tree looks beautiful Pamela! I found my galvanized bucket at an antique shop in town.Look for the largest one you can get.That is the one I have and it fits perfectly!

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  24. I have never heard of this company before, so thanks for filling me in! I love a real tree, but honestly, every year I get closer and closer to artificial . . .

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  25. What a beautiful tree Pamela! Can't wait to see it all decorated...love the galvanized bucket you put it in!

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  26. Hello Pamela,
    Your tree looks GREAT!!! I hope that you can find a larger bucket...because that is a wonderful look. I have fake trees and luv them.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  27. Looks good! If the prices at WF are good...with free shipping, I think that's a great deal! I need a new one BAD. So expensive!

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