This past weekend my girlfriend and I decided to decorate the lonely area above our couch. Most people hang up paintings of colorful fruits or black and white city scenes or a serene forest but that didn’t sound very appealing to either of us. We decided to do something different and more exciting and as we’re both comic book nerds, we decided to go with a comic book theme. We had the idea to enlarge our favorite comic book covers of batman, superman, x-men and spiderman and hang them up. We got pretty excited about the idea until we went to kinko’s and they destroyed out dreams with their break-your-wallet prices! We went back home and rethought our idea. We though about just hanging up two or three but we couldn’t choose which would make the cut. We thought about printing it ourselves but we didn’t have an oversize printer to do it with, but then we had this brilliant idea of making a collage of covers for each superhero and printing it ourselves. Ikea has these cool inexpensive border-less glass picture frames that were perfect for the look we wanted. We printed four 8.5x 11 in. covers for each superhero and black and white borders of the comic pages to fill in the 20x 20 frames. Below is the end result:
It turned out better and less expensive than we had hoped. Turns out good things happen when we push past obstacles and let our creativity shine.