These oversized engineer print portraits are an affordable way to create large modern art.
In the past month I shared our basement mood board, the basement reveal, the DIY letterboard ledge, and our DIY stair runner. Today, I’m sharing the last element of the basement, these oversized engineer print portraits!
These oversized portraits were inspired by the ones that Chris Loves Julia used in their basement. For hers though, she shot them on a white background and lightened them. For ours I used the pictures our photographer shot against our black fireplace and darkened them!
To darken them I just converted the pictures to black and white and then darkened the black shadows. I love the way they turned out! After editing the pictures I just uploaded them to Staples and ordred them as 2’x3′ engineer prints! I think these came in around $20 for all three!
Once they arrived I framed them in these poster frames from Michaels. I was able to snag these for $15 each during a frame sale. I also think these would look great in large Ikea frames which run about $20 each. The main point is that you don’t have to spend a lot for your oversized frames. This actually mirrors the three prints in our dining room! What can I say?? I guess I just like large photos in groups of three!
At first I wasn’t certain if these were just a little creepy, or more endearing. After living with them for about a month I totally love them! The photos are just so sweet and innocent and I can’t help but smile when I look at them.
Shooting these was SO hard because the glare of the sun and I were at odds. I came back down here to try and shoot three times and every time I ran into the same problems. So I’m so sorry that I couldn’t get a photo without a glare. In total this entire project was around $65. What a steal for a huge wall of art huh?! Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope this inspired you to print some oversized engineer prints!