You may already know this about me, because I’ve mentioned it more than a few times, but I’m a huge fan of art. It’s what I went to school for, it’s what I taught for almost three years, and it’s still a big part of my life today. Even though I rarely pick up a paint brush these days, unless it’s for a DIY project.
But when it comes to my workspace, there is nothing hanging on the walls. I may have a piece or two that hangs for a few days, while I take photos or work on a wall art DIY, but once that’s done, the art comes down. Which has been fine. But I’m finally at a point where it’s getting to me a little bit. We have art in every other room of the house and I spend so much time in this one room in particular. Sooooo, I thought I better step it up, and add something that I can keep up all the time.
So, I got to thinking about the thousands of photos that I’ve taken, that are just sitting on my computer. Lightbulb. ‘Hey. I could totally blow up a few photos from our recent trip to USVI as artwork.’
So, I partnered with InstaThis, a site that allows you to print your photos, from Instagram or your own photo library, onto wood, metal, and custom coasters, to make it happen. Have you heard about them yet? It’s a pretty awesome site.
They do prints as small as 6×6 and as large as 24×36! And coasters too, which I also have a set of. See all available print sizes and pricing here.
These are the three photos I had printed for the far wall in my workspace: one was printed on wood (bottom left) and the other two on aluminum (top left and right)…
Now, if I’m being honest, I’m always a little nervous about what the quality will be for prints, especially in larger sizes. So, I was super excited when I received my package in the mail and was able to see how well they turned out. The quality is top notch! FYI: I used hi-res images (not Instagram photos) when ordering, since I wanted larger prints (16×24 / 12×18 / 8×12). So just keep that in mind.
Anyway… I took a bunch of photos of my updated little workspace nook, now that the new pieces have been hung. I swear our Nelson bench gets moved around so much, but it looks good with everything, so I can’t help it.
After adding a couple of colorful pillows, I’m liking how this area is coming together. It’s a good spot to sit down for a little while with my laptop if I want to get away from my desk. Or as a little seating area when people come over to help with projects (or just say hi).
What do you think?
Styling and Photography by Brittni Mehlhoff
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Visit InstaThis to start making prints from your own photos anytime. And let me know in the comments below what you think of my new (mini) seating area.
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