I’ve got some painfully bare walls. Other than a guitar chord poster (and the free chord progression chart that came with it), a clock, and a drawing Tawin’s sister put on my wall when she came to visit from Hawaii, I’ve got nothing but a whole lot of white space.
Part of the problem is the double-edged sword of renting instead of owning the place you live in. On the bright side, I can move out at any time (not quite, but it’s still easier than if I owned a place); on the down side, I might move out at any time, so painting the walls—and then painting them back if/when I move out—is something I don’t want to deal with.
I needed a less permanent solution, so a few months back, I had a hundred of my Flickr photos printed onto Moo mini cards, but no matter how I arranged them, the tiny cards always looked out of place. Straight into the dark gray Ikea wire trash can they went.
I still think photos are my best bet for banishing the overwhelming amount of white that greets me every morning, though. The Moo mini cards didn’t work out, so I decided to go bigger–12×16 inch posters. Some quick searching revealed winkflash. The web site is ugly as hell (I’m talking web 1.0 ugly), but they had the lowest price I could find for posters, so I took a chance. Shipping was on the slow side, taking a week for my first print to arrive. Despite their poor web presence, I’m happy to say they do a damn good job at their core business of printing. Now I just need to find some good/cheap frames.