I'm always looking for ways to create a new look or freshen up a room - without spending a fortune to redecorate. Here's a very inexpensive and fun way to do just that!
Since framed art is so expensive and I have difficulty finding exactly what I want - I decided to frame some of my own photos. I enjoy taking photographs and have thousands of them on my computer so there's no shortage of choices there. You probably have many photos, too; check your computer, photo CDs and your phone!
Step 1: Purchase an 18" x 24" poster frame. They range in price from $15 - $35. I chose one with a wood frame for our guest bathroom. I have seen similar frames of this size and price range at Target.com, Joann.com, Hobby Lobby, Amazon, etc.
Step 2: Choose the photo you would like to enlarge and upload the photo to ShortRunPosters.com. A 18" x 24" poster is only $2.97 + shipping to print! Shipping for my order of 2 posters was $6.75 for Priority Mail.
Step 3: Put your poster into your frame, hang and enjoy! Since the posters only cost $2.97 each, create several different looks and change them out seasonally or whenever you feel like it! Note: The poster prints with a small white border around the edge that appears almost as a photo mat.
Our guest bedroom and bathroom have a beach-themed decor so I selected a photo of one of the Carmel-by-the-Sea cottage gates while on a walk through town. I also had one printed of a dock on a lake in Michigan that we stayed at last fall that I will use in a different room. Not only are the prints inexpensive, but they also have much more meaning when they are your own and are attached to special memories!