Ever wonder were people get those adorable hometown prints for their home decor? Then you find them and realize they cost an arm and leg? Well I don’t have an arm and a leg to spare. Because of this I find myself with the need to get creative. That creativity often means purchasing someone else’s creativity from Etsy. Considering that was how this project started, I’m going to count the buying a frame and hanging it a DIY… because that’s how I roll. Read on for more info on this Hometown Print DIY…
Pretty in the in Between
We are deep in the in between phase of renovation. What that means is I still have a hole in my floor but I’m tired of looking at blank walls and empty shelves. Liz over at Liz Marie Blog had made a comment one day on her Instagram stories. She said to be okay with making things pretty, even though they aren’t perfect (or something like that, it was a while ago). Well, it has stuck with me. I have often wondered if this house will ever be finished enough for me to decorate and enjoy my space. So, over the last few months I have carved out little corners that I love and made them pretty. This led to my project this week of the hometown prints that I hung in our dining room.
This was beyond simple but brought me so much joy. A few months ago, I purchased some print images from Ingrid Printables on Etsy. They have basically been saved on my desktop for about 7 months. So, while sitting in a hotel room this week I finally decided to do something about it! For the full process check out our Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/ourfloridafarmhouse/ I have the process of printing the posters at Walgreens saved under our highlights.
Once we had everything printed, I headed over the Michael’s and hit the deal of a century on Belmont Picture Frames. They were on sale for buy one, get two free! After that I headed home and got to hanging.
Although the process was beyond simple, I would recommend a couple of things.
- Decide on the size of your print prior to ordering. I love how big mine came out however it wasn’t quite what I pictured in my mind. I lucked out!
- Buy a level. If you are handing two of anything next to each other then you want them to be level to each other. There is no room for eye-balling it. (and be okay with extra holes because you are bound to mess up at least once)
- Consider cost, although I think I saved some money buy putting this together myself I do believe it could have cost a lot more. I caught a sale at both Walgreens and Michaels but without it I would have been better off buying them already framed.
All and all, this was by far the easiest DIY I have done. And yes, I am still counting putting a picture into a frame a Hometown Print DIY. The reality is, every other thing we have done has been such a big project, it was a relief to start and end a project in a day!
For more fun DIY’s check out our previous post on our IKEA Bookshelf Hack: