We are almost finished with the playroom; I can’t wait to share the entire reveal with you. However, before that happens…I’ve gotten many many messages asking about the oversized photos in the playroom so I thought I’d share the details. 🙂
When we first walked through our new house, one of the things I fell in love with was the playroom. I could envision Camden and Ella playing in here and immediately saw oversized prints of them on the wall. I researched and researched how to do this, I probably read 15-20 blogs. Well, I followed a lot of what several of them said and realized the blog posts were a little outdated so what they shared no longer worked. Example, several said to order engineered prints from Staples. I did that and Staples contacted me saying they don’t have the printer capability to print photos from that specific printer. Sigh! I’m not going to even go in more detail about the other errors I made, I will share how to make these the right, easy, and fairly cheap way!
I used my Nikon camera for this but you can also use your phone! You most likely want your child(ren) to be the focus of the photo so you need to take your photos with a blank white wall behind them. All of our white walls had shiplap so I used Retouch to take out the lines, you can use this to take out other things as well. After the lines were removed, I used Lightroom (I use this for all my photos) to make them black and white and a few other edits. This is what the photos looked like prior to editing them.
Like I mentioned before, I ran into issues with printing. In the end, I had these printed at Walgreens! I ordered three 24×36 internet posters. I was a little nervous about the quality but I was extremely impressed when I picked them up! I spent about $60 on the prints, $20 a piece which I thought was really good! Look out for coupons online, it seems like they always have a few specials going on!
These are the frames (in white) I bought from Michaels and we love them! They are well made and beautiful. They also come in black, gray, and tan.