Thursday, June 14, 2012
Need Cheap Art? Enlarge a Photo
That's the dream for most of us, right? We can't all be dropping $800 on a huge painting or tapestry, but most photo enlargements will set you back less than $50 at Kinkos or online. A big photo also strikes a decidedly modern note in any home, especially with the right photo. It can't be one of you and your friends cheesin' in old timey clothes; instead, it should be a photo with a timeless quality, like a gorgeous landscape, an interesting memento or a classic photo of your ancestors.
George Krauth, who enlarged and framed a photo of an envelope bearing his great-great-grandmother's handwriting. So sweet, right?
Rambling Renovators framed this big, sweet picture of a little one in the surf. Photos of oceans, forests, canyons and mountains work particularly well when blown up huge. While we're talking about it, remember: you don't even have to get a photo printed! You could have it printed as a poster for less money.
Little Green Notebook.
I think it would be a particularly romantic way to remember your wedding by getting a photo enlargement of a wedding bouquet. I might do that some time if I ever have a girly room to myself!
The real reason we're even having this conversation is that I have an 18 x 24-size photo enlargement en route to me, ordered through Poster Print Shop. We'll see how it turns out. I would have gone even larger, but finding the frame is tricky and I don't particularly want to drop a bunch of money on custom framing just yet. I'll let you know how it goes!