I’ve been having so much fun decorating the apartment. I’m worried it’s starting to be overkill with the sheer volume of photos I’ve hung up so far. But, they’re what I like to see the most.
I guess eventually I’ll figure out how other people have hanging up art and decorations and other things. But for now, it’s a K. and P. image fest.
I kept that going in the living room when I decided to test out Artifact Uprising for the first time. I’ve seen their photobooks on Cathy’s and Ali’s blogs, but I didn’t have any vacations or events I really wanted to turn into a book.
But oh man, did I have an apartment to decorate. I checked out the square print set for a while, and once we moved, I decided I really wanted to check them out and see how their quality was.
It was $22 for 25 5×5″ prints (and I think around $30 after shipping), and they came out beautifully. Seriously. The quality is fantastic. I guess it’s not fair to compare them to regular photos. I knew they’d be nicer, or at least different, because they use special paper. And they were obviously more expensive than regular photo prints.
But for decorating a wall, they are amazing. They come on 130 lb. Mohawk Superfine Eggshell paper, nice and thick, with white borders. I randomly went through all my favorite images and picked out 25. I think a handful of them were already squares from Instagram, which I cropped to remove their old borders, and the rest I turned into squares before uploading so I could choose which areas got cropped.
I knew I wanted to create a grid of square images somewhere in the living room. I ended up deciding on the thick strip above the fireplace, which I measured to hold 10 squares across and 2 squares down. Different than my original idea of a 4×6 grid, but I love them all lined up.
If I ever redecorate, or move — just the thought of it makes me exhausted — I would love to expand it into a huge grid of images.
I used painters tape along the top and bottom to keep things straight, then measured it out with a ruler. I think there was an inch between.
So like I said, eventually there might just be too many photos. But definitely not yet.