Thursday, February 2, 2012

Wall Art!

I decided to stay in my apartment at least through the end of summer, but I am lacking art work. My bedroom is solid white. High ceilings. White trim. BORING! Although I do love my wood floors. I think I'm going to break the rules and paint a wall or two in my bedroom, but until I get the nerve to go against my lease, I'll work on making my own art!

I found this project thanks to my new addiction to Pinterest and it brought me to Mandy's blog Sugar Bee Crafts. I was so excited when I saw this project because it looks great, it's cheap and you get to use your own pictures!
The first step was so simple! I was going through some of my favorite pictures and playing with them, seeing which I like best in black and white and then I just hopped on to Staples website and was able to send my print and select the Engineering Print. Staples called and within an hour my print was ready to pick up for only $5!
This is the picture I chose to use for this project only the final copy is in B&W.
View from our family cabin in Webster, WI

When I got the print, it's not a sharp as the picture, but I'm not too concerned about that considering it's going to be hung above my bed. I just need something to fill the big empty wall.
While I was searching for different stores that could make such a large print for a cheap price I did come across Walgreens ability to make canvas prints where an 8X10 starts at just $30. That's amazing for original artwork. I want to get these two prints in sepia tone on canvas and probably put them in my bathroom.
Sun shining through the trees at the cabin after a storm
View of the dock and fishing boat on a calm day
I went over to mom and dad's last night to do my taxes and I showed them the large print and they are pretty excited to see the final outcome. Dad even searched insulation boards at Lowes for me.

I'm hoping to have pictures of the final product this weekend! 

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