After moving from Buffalo, NY to north of Baltimore, MD and mostly getting settled in (just a few finishing furniture pieces we’re waiting for, and SHELVES for my pantry.. cannot wait to get all my baking supplies out of boxes), it was high time for me to make a few new prints to hang on the walls! As always, I had to go with a geeky theme, focusing on quotes from my favorite books and TV shows – Harry Potter and Doctor Who, of course! I decided to go extremely simple with black and white text and images so that they can be easily customizable by using different colors and designs of scrapbook paper!
After getting all of my frames hung up and ordering prints from Shutterfly, there were a few things missing: a “welcome” sign for the front hallway, some sort of home print to go along with a welcome sign, and something for in our upstairs bathroom (which has a TARDIS theme).
Here’s what I came up with (click the links below to download the full-sized prints from my Flickr page):
Our new welcome sign from a JK Rowling quote with some chapter art from the Philosopher’s Stone — my sisters immediately began converting it into a wedding invitation when I asked for their opinions.. they’re crazy. 😉
Ronald Weasley’s version of a “Home, Sweet Home” sign with chapter art of Hogwarts, since I couldn’t find any chapter art of the Burrow, sadly. This is actually a quote from Chamber of Secrets the MOVIE. In the book, he only says, “It’s not much.” First and only time you’ll probably ever see me quoting a Harry Potter movie, as I’m way too diehard about the books to have approved of much that happened in the movies! 😉
To hang in the bathroom, a quote from the Doctor, of course, to go along with my already TARDIS-filled bathroom, complete with a TARDIS bathroom mat and toothbrush holder. 🙂
I got a big pack of scrapbook cardstock for about $5 from Walmart and then proceeded to spend my entire Friday night trying to figure out how the prints would best go with the paper. I usually buy frames at the dollar store, as I tend to go for the simplest of frames (and I’m cheap, haha). I ended up wasting a lot of printer ink and a decent bit of the teal scrapbook paper, but I’m finally happy with how they turned out! I recommend planning your papers well before printing so you don’t make the same mistakes I did. 😉
Here’s a shot of the little “welcome area” in our new apartment with two of the prints in action. This wall is directly behind our front door, so it’s the first thing you see as you come in (and because I didn’t want kitties escaping out the front door, I had to do a pretty far away side shot).
Hope you all enjoy a few new prints! Please share how with us how you’ve customized them if you decide to print them — I always love seeing how creative everyone is! For previous posts with other geeky prints, go here or here.