Posts

Posters, But Like, For Adults (DIY)

July 10, 2018

I’m Deema
TOp categories
Design
Moodboards, room styling..etc
DIY
Paint is my favorite way to transform a room.
Other
I often dabble in other topics
Pretty
On Fridays 

You know how when you were a kid you had posters all over your wall and you thought it was the hottest thing ever?  That cheap wrinkled piece of paper was literally what made your room slightly more impressive than the kid from down the street.  But as an adult, it’s pretty tough to find some high quality wall decor that’s comparable at $5 or less.  Unfortunately, most of the ones I love, are super expensive.  And, well, I HATE paying full price for anything.  So how did I get the adult version of posters in my home for super cheap?  I totally have a DIY cheap solution for you in 4 simple steps.

**Bonus canvass option at the end, that costs a little bit more.

Step 1:  Digital Copy

IMG_4555

Search for the images you want, and then get a digital copy.  There are a TON of digital copies online, but I got mine specifically at a shop on Etsy called SMUZI.  You basically purchase the copy, and you get an instant download to your email.  This shop had them for $6 each, but 40% off if you buy 3, so I ended up ONLY paying $3.66 for each one.  Basically, peanuts.

Step 2: Print 

IMG_4557

For printing, there are a ton of places online, but I chose Staples.  My prints were pretty large (18 X 24) and I got them printed for $14.99 each and they were literally done within the hour.

Step 3: Buy some frames

IMG_4556

I went to Michaels because they had a buy one, get one free deal.  I got two large (24X36, with a 18X24 Mat) frames for only $25 each with the deal.  The link for the frame is here.

Step 4:  Insert & ready to hang

IMG_4533

Put it in the frame, and hang it up.  Total cost? $43.60!  And guys, if you didn’t do it yourself, it would’ve cost WAY more.  And, you likely wouldn’t have found the size you wanted either.  You can find this download of Brigitte Bardot here.

A few others…

IMG_4532

This digital download above of Brigitte Bardot can be found here at this link.

IMG_4534

This picture of Naomi Campbell you can find here.

IMG_4560

And this badass Jack Nicholson photo, is here.  I got Jack larger at 24X36, so the frame I got was different.  And let me tell you something, don’t do the same mistake.

IMG_4369

I got a super cheap poster frame, and the cover is not glass.  So when you look at it from an angle, it looks a little wrinkled.  Don’t make the same mistake I did, make sure yours is always glass.

IMG_4553

Last, but definitely not least, I was literally obsessing over this Roger Moore print for months.  So I bought the digital copy at the same store here.  BUT, I live in California, and well, glass above your head is never a good idea when earthquakes happen.  So, I got this made on a canvass.  And, you can’t really tell, but this is huge.  It’s 36 X 36.

IMG_4550

I got this custom made on Shutterfly for $105 (including tax), and for the size and quality, that is super cheap.  All you do is upload the digital copy online and start selecting the sizes and materials you want. Be sure to look out for deals on Shutterfly, they have some every week.  That’s how I got the above print for 50% off.  Be patient, just check the site often.

Alright guys, I hope that was helpful.  I did not get paid to mention any of the above shops.  Oh, and if you’re good at taking photos, please call me.  I really need to up my game, it’s pathetic.

Love,
Deema

P.S.  Don’t forget to sign up for email alerts.  All the cool kids are doing it.  Scroll. All. The. Way. Down.

 

 

 

 

 

Add a comment
+ show Comments
- Hide Comments
  1. Adrienne says:

    #peanuts was my word used in this post

  2. Caroline says:

    Can you puhlease do a post on how you put together/space your wall decor??? That is truly a skill!!!

    • prettyonfridays says:

      People keep asking that! Thank you so much I really appreciate that! I need to do one soon!

  3. […] about DIY posters, and you like this one, check out all the others and how to do them (for cheap!) HERE.  Ok move back to the […]

  4. […] used them for a ton of pieces in my old apartment, and you can find the link to that blog post here (there are some good ones there, be sure to check it out).  I used Frame It Easy for all […]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Browse By Category

DIY

Design

Entertaining

Gift Guides

Other

DIY
design

Are you in Instagram?

Follow me there, I share a lot of the behind the scenes there.  We can be BFFs.  

Follow me

Patio Reveal

My favorite reveal to date.  Read about it below.

Read more here

Get On the List

Let's be friends!  I promise I won't spam you.  

I've heard a rumor that every time someone signs up, a puppy is born.  

I'm in!

Join my community.  

Instagram

Follow me on Instagram!  Let's be friends.

@prettyonfridays