I am in the middle of backyard and frontward renovations. It might be December but landscaping companies are working full steam ahead weather permitting. What this pandemic has done is ensure that we will be spending more time at home. We’re travelling less and staring at our own walls. With that people are focusing on making their home more a reflection of them and want to create spaces of refuge, calm, and beauty.

I found out about Off the Wall on the Fence through Instagram. I learned that it was founded by Lisa Hartley in August of 2019 with headquarters here in Toronto. I was really intrigued when I heard about how this business began:

While finishing off a bottle of wine after some friends had visited one September evening, we were chatting about their reaction to the prints that hung on our backyard fence – big colourful prints that frankly couldn’t be ignored.

They loved them, so much so that they asked if we could print some for them. We laughed and brushed it off, ”it’s just something that John did on the side – we’ve had them up for a few years now through rain, snow and sun and they’re still gorgeous. . . “

The lightbulb went off and Off the Wall On the Fence was born.

Off the Wall on the Fence are experts in all-weather printing and deliver stunning, professional, weatherproof printed artwork. Their products are proudly made in Canada (my hometown of Windsor, ON) by Certa Opportune, they are a commercial large format printing company. Their business is rooted in decades of brand marketing and printing experience. They’ve done their research and are confident they are the only company in North America offering this unique outdoor decor solution.

Customers can personalize their prints by uploading photos or choosing from our extensive image bank. Off the Wall on the Fence supports Canadian artists with Artists Outdoors – a program that features an exclusive growing gallery of works that they are reproducing for the outdoors. With six sizes to chose from no project is too big or too small. They also provide expert consultation and custom solutions for more complex installations with free shipping anywhere in Canada. Their Prints Go Outdoors and Stay Outdoors. Your print also comes with a 5 year Guarantee.

I have seen and held a sample piece of art. The colours and image are crisp and clear. The thickness of the art impressed me and it’s not easily bendable. I can’t wait to upload my own images and give my backyard the Off the Wall On the Fence treatment.

”Our passion for art became a mission to reframe the outdoors. We saw this as our opportunity to create beauty for others.”
Lisa Hartley, Founder