Last time I posted an update about my gallery wall project, I'd just picked up a ton of Ikea Ribba frames! Over the holidays, I ordered some large prints from Shutterfly, and some beautiful square prints from Artifact Uprising. I finally got all of them into their respective frames, and all that's left to do is secure the backing on the larger frames, and hang them up!
The large-scale prints were really affordable--I think I spent $40 for three, including shipping. I always wait until Shutterfly is running one of their promotions, and uses that as an incentive to make a choice and order! Artifact Uprising isn't the cheapest print company, but their paper is really nice, and their packaging is a dream. They've recently come out with some super cute thank you cards, too!
I won't be hanging them for a week or so--I'm participating in Apartment Therapy's annual January Cure, and this is my project (well one of them...). We're also in the process of getting a new roommate and have a ton of stuff to give away/donate/put on the street. We've scheduled a large item pick-up for next week, and I can't wait to get rid of stuff!
If you live in The City but haven't taken advantage of the free large item recycling program, I highly suggest looking into it. Basically, you schedule a pick-up through their website, are given a date, and then get to recycle large items for free! You get 10 items annually, and they take everything from mattresses and large furniture, to old electronics and tvs. They'll also take old carpet and building materials. Since people in SF regularly find and take home items other people have left out on the street, we always end up being able to get rid of way more than 10 items. We just keep a look out for when something gets taken, and replace it with something else we'd like to get rid of! The Recology pick-up is way better than just leaving items on the curb and hoping they find new homes. Mattresses, for one, never get taken home, and you can end up with someone making your curb their comfy new home.
Let me know if you're participating in The January Cure, or if you're working on any home projects this year!