Thursday, March 6, 2014

Block Posters Art


Hi Friends,

As I told you before, tired of the cold weather and all the snow we've had this winter, I set to bring Spring time a bit early into my living room. Well, it began with the white paint transformations I showed you in my last post.


But the other project that is such a huge statement in the room is the wall art. As you can see I continue having lots of fun dressing up those old windows. I love them, is like having four big frames to fill up every time I want, and changing them for the season is what I try to do ;)

The best part of this project is the price, kind of free if you have a printer, tape and scissors ;)
You can get the beautiful images at The Graphics Fairy right HERE. Karen also shares how to print large graphics using the Block Posters site, but I first heard about it when my friend Christy printed a big image to use on one of her projects HERE.
You just go to Block Posters upload your image and then decide how big you want your image.
I got each of my images on 16 letter size sheets of paper. Each page is printed with a small border that you have to trim using a paper trimmer or with simple scissors.

In order to fit each of my images on two of my windows, another row of white sheets of paper was added to the top and bottom of each image. I'm sorry about the quality of these pics, I was working on this project at night time and taking pics with my phone :/

All the sheets were put together with tape on the back.

One of my pictures got so pixellated I thought it was not going to be of good use, but when looking at it from a distance that's not a problem.


Up close you can also see all the seams, but again, two feet away they are not that noticeable.


Once my images were put together I had to cut them again to fit them on my windows, the first one, the one on the left ended up a bit wrinkled, but oh well, that's not a big problem!

Some more flowers...

And this room is in full bloom! :D




I love the large scale of the prints, so dramatic!

Hugs,



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37 comments:

At The Picket Fence said...

These are SOOOO cute! You know what, they look like fabric behind the windows! I thought you had framed two beautiful pieces of some vintage fabric. Great project!

Heather

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Absolutely gorgeous! What a fantastic idea!!

Brandi said...

So unique! I love the way they turned out!

Angélica D said...

Ahhh amiga mía !! Que belleza de cuadros y que trabajado uniendo todas esas laminas ., lo que más te celebró es la acertada combinación de colores de esas flores con el resto de la habitación

Ceci Bean said...

Nice spring touch! Another option would be large prints from a copy center, for no seems. I imagine you could print the line art and color it in.

Christy James said...

Yay, thanks for the shout out, Cristina! I totally thought that was fabric behind the windows when I saw them in the background of your last post! They look so springy and fresh. You really are having fun with those windows. Have a great weekend! :)

House Envy said...

look great! i love the colors!

Feral Turtle said...

Ahhhhh spring is just around the corner! Yay July....well here anyways. I love your changing art frames! You will never get bored. Your pictures are awesome, and they really do add a touch of freshness and spring to the room! Cheers!

Patty Rumaker said...

Such a cool project. Your room is totally looking ready for spring. I am beyond ready! Come on spring!!
Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

Mindi Carwin said...

These are beautiful and make such a bold statement! Thanks for all the great tips on how to make them so big, I love love it!! I kinda wish I had some windows to dress up and change when ever I felt like it! So fun!

Beck Campbell said...

Really beautiful! I have 5-6 large 12 pane old windows I want to do something like this with!!! Now if it would just warm up so I could get out and clean the stinking things!
BTW, one of my dad's "pearls of wisdom" You will never notice it on a passing train ;) OCDs should not DIY...but we just learn to live with the warts.

rebecca said...

So pretty!

Elise said...

This is gorgeous! The large size really has a big impact of your room... and green is such a good color!

Suzy Handgraaf said...

I think this looks great, Christina! And what a huge impact on your room. Great idea!

Audrey Sterling said...

Love this use of old windows and your ready-for-Spring living room.

Ann Krucek said...

Cute project!! Your new artwork windows look great behind your sofa!! Nice that you can change out with the seasons!


One More Time Events said...

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marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love it, what an impact to a room. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Cindy Ritchie said...

So cute! And so great that you can change them when you want.

chateau chic said...

I LOVE your windows, Cristina!! They make such a great statement in the room as well as adding a fresh, bright look for spring.
Mary Alice

Katherines Corner said...

I think this is a brilliant idea. I love it.
I invite you to share at my blog hop ( you can still link up until Sat)
Hugs!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

These are so over the top cute and cute pillows, too.

Mallori said...

Love these, what a great idea!

Kelly Rinzema said...

SO gorgeous! Love this idea :)

Kassie said...

This looks gorgeous! Love your throw pillows, too!

Wild Oak Designs said...

How totally clever!! How did you get the window frames to be level and even?? This is the cutest wall display!
Thanks for the idea!
Nancy
wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

Serendipity Refined said...

You're brilliant! they're fabulous!

Nicki Parrish said...

That is amazing! Great job!

Mindie Hilton said...

Beautiful! Green with envy. Please come share your great taste at the Bacon Time linky that starts again on Friday.

Barbara said...

Wow your room is just screaming SPRING! Love it!
XO Barbara

Sonnet said...

This is awesome!! Such a good idea! Please come and share at Link It Or Lump It if you have not already!! http://www.sohosonnet.com/link-it-or-lump-it/link-it-or-lump-it-sunday-link-party-31/

Abby said...

Beautiful! They make such a colorful statement and are so pretty!

The DIY Homegirl said...

Very creative and cool project! I love how they add such happy color and pattern to your room!

Marilu Kruger said...

Love how warm and inviting the room feels! great idea. I am wondering if this would work on a paneled wall. My oldest granddaughter (13) is ,moving into another room her mom is expecting a baby brother!!! Been thinking how to transform the old wall without getting rid of the paneling! It is her grandmother's house.

Christine Graves said...

Gorgeous.....just gorgeous! and the price is wonderful....lol

Debra Oliver said...

these are wonderful, Cristina, thanks for sharing how you did it. I just pinned this!

Diane Liviingston said...

I love your pictures, just amazing and unusal.

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