Do you ever find yourself reading a beautifully written book about homemaking or decorating only to lose heart when the seemingly down-to-earth author announces she is currently writing from her second home in Germany? I love to make our home home. And I enjoy making our home beautiful within a simple budget. If your budget is a second home in Germany, I am so happy for you. Because, chances are, you've worked very hard to be there! But, if you are like me, and feel very wealthy just carrying out sixteen packs of paper towels from Costco, then this post is dedicated to you. (smile)
Several months ago, I stumbled upon Jenn's blog, Ambrosia Creative, and was intrigued by this post. I loved the look of an oversized Instagram and loved the price tag even more! Needless to say, I've been so excited to give the oversized print idea a try. And, let me tell you, I'm hooked. I warned my local FedEx Kinkos that I will be back to print off many more 24 x 36 black and white pictures. Until then, you'll find me right here, in my home that I rent. This home that has made me completely thankful for and fall in love with white walls, honey-oak wood, and vaulted ceilings.
(Additional notes: I used an actual photograph instead of an Instagram file. I cropped my original picture to a square and then maxed out the rounded edge feature to obtain a circle. The picture was printed on copy paper, which is relatively flimsy. I applied a very thin layer of spray adhesive to the back of the picture and mounted it to white poster board before attaching it to my dining room wall with washi tape. The cost of the print was $4.50.)