What? It’s the middle of October and I still haven’t finished sharing all the finished projects in my master bedroom makeover?
Ok, so I finally got our personalized wall art hung in our bedroom. Remember how I’d created personalized photos when I watched the sun rise on our beach weekend?
I chose my favorite two photos and had them enlarged to 16×20. Er, I tried to have them enlarged.
It only took me about a month. Not because I’m lazy or a procrastinator . . . in this case . . . but because Walmart’s online photo ordering system sucks. Seriously, I’m a smart girl. I know how internet shopping works. But because Walmart’s photo interface is so weird, it took me 5 tries. FIVE TRIES! To order photos and successfully pay for them. Each time I’d hit “submit order” and then wait eagerly for my photos to arrive in the mail. And wait . . . and wait – and then I’d check my email archives, and realize that I hadn’t gotten a receipt . . . and then I’d go into my Walmart.com account, only to find that I had not placed an order. In the end the problem was user error . . . but that error was caused by their design just being stupid.
Thank you for listening to my rant. That’s more than Walmart did. They just sent me an automated email response when I sent them detailed suggestions on how to improve the ordering process.
But back to those photos that I chose, and eventually managed to order online:
And finally, once I actually managed to complete placing my order, they arrived and I hung them in my bedroom, using frames that I already had:
I love how they turned out – and how the beautiful orange tones of the sunrise just happen to perfectly complement the orange print Monaluna fabric. Also, I love how personal and meaningful they are: That morning on the beach was so beautiful, so perfect, and so peaceful. And Ryan and I had a fantastic time on that trip.
But the icing on the cake is the price: $20 for the two enlargements. Tell me, where can you find two pieces of large, personalized wall art for $20?
But now it’s your turn to tell me: What are some of the creative ways you add a personal touch to the art in your home?