I have been so inspired by ten million things on Pinterest, so I just felt as though I needed a new series to show off some things that I've tried from that all of the "Pin"spiration. I know some of you might feel like it's overwhelming, or that you couldn't ever make some of the things you pin onto your "DIY" or "Crafts" boards. Some things just look too hard (reupholstering a wing back chair?! Yeah right! Says the girl with one ugly wingback chair in her garage....), somethings look like they would take tons of time (that none of us have) and some just seem like they were "DIYed" by Martha herself (read: majorly intimidating!) SO I created this series to show some of my successes from those fabulous DIY projects...and also the "not so much" projects. Projects gone bad. Projects that wasted my time. Projects that make me wonder how the person who first made it.... made it. Hate those.
I'm 100% positive that you've all seen this floating around the Pin-world. "Engineer Prints" from Office max/Staples/Fedex Kinkos.
These are both really cute examples and I thought "What's not to love!?" So I ordered one. It was a picture that I took in AZ of an amazing lightening storm. How hardcore would that be to have on my walls? I was super excited!
SO I decided to try out a smaller print. 24x36. It was about $5.00. Still a great deal for that size. Again, I uploaded my black and white picture and ordered it.
I gave it 3.5 because I love that this project is so cheap that you almost feel like you are cheating because it's so cheap. Not to mention the fact that they say it's not designed for photos...I love being a rebel!
I took pins off because of the quality. If you're gonna have that big of a picture - it needs to look pretty stunning and clear. I'm sure with the right picture it could be great! I've totally talked myself into finding a really light colored picture and trying it again. I'm also pretty set on using a photo that I've taken - I just think it adds that little touch of personal flare and I really aim for my house to feel personal. Nothing is worse than walking into a home where there are no pictures of family or kids, but instead cheesy art from Fred Meyer and pictures of cuddling animals. Am I right!? Anyway........
If I can't find the perfect photo to order I may have to settle for a store bought one.... which I have nothing against. I just never seem to find the perfect thing for the perfect price.
OR maybe my walls are calling for a DIY painted canvas. Who knows?! I don't. But I do know that I'll keep my ten million readers (you and you and you....) updated! Stay tuned for more Pin-terrific Projects!