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(This isn't filtered; if he reads this and spoils the surprise it's no big deal.)

I was tagging some of Vogon's old posts when I noticed in a 2003 post he made while he was sick that he wanted to have a big butterfly on his wall. I just found a print of his favorite butterfly, the Ulysses Swallowtail, in National Geographic's online store and it should be here in a few weeks. I need to write myself a reminder to pick up a frame for it before it arrives.

He's had no objections that I have started to hang things on the walls because I am tired, tired, tired of him not having anything up. It was getting to be a pain to dust around all the frames sitting propped up on the mantel.


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Jan. 21st, 2007 06:40 am (UTC)
Beautiful photo!

It sounds like you might be able to give me a tip on good places to get standard-size poster frames...I'm looking for a few to finally hang stuff up, as well.
Jan. 21st, 2007 03:06 pm (UTC)
You can get them at Wal-Mart or Target for like $15.
Jan. 23rd, 2007 03:12 pm (UTC)
I've had mixed luck with Wal-Mart and Target for poster frames. When they have what I want, I'll buy it, but more often I wind up going online to get exactly what I want. (I do get my finished needlework professionally framed, but it's more time-consuming to prepare for framing than prints or photos and I'd rather pay someone to do that.)

Most of the frames I use are from American Frame. They have nice pre-assembled poster frame kits and their customer service is excellent.
Jan. 21st, 2007 03:11 pm (UTC)
That's a really nice print. I should check out their store. I want some nice prints of marine life and I bet they'd have something.

I've found that women hate bare walls while men are content with them. I hate bare walls because I feel like a place isn't "lived in." It just doesn't look complete without some pictures.
Jan. 23rd, 2007 03:23 pm (UTC)
I love National Geographic prints. I used to stock up on them and other outdoor prints at the annual outdoor retailers' sample sale in Evergreen, but it's been years since I've been to one.

I'm okay with bare walls if they're not white. Flat white walls make me think I'm inside a box. I can't paint the walls since we rent, so hanging framed posters is my least expensive option unless I want to buy a ton of liquid starch and go the military-housing route with colored fabric (or sheets) on the walls. I wonder if people still do that in base housing...
Jan. 23rd, 2007 04:36 pm (UTC)
fabric on the walls
Does that really work? I saw that on Christopher Lowell a few years back and always wanted to try it.
Jan. 25th, 2007 10:11 pm (UTC)
Re: fabric on the walls
With the starch? As long as the wall surface will accept it. I tried it on cheap paneling without success, but it sticks like gangbusters to finished drywall/sheetrock and washable wallpaper. It also was great hiding tears and a couple of holes in an ugly-wallpapered wall.

I've only seen Christopher Lowell do upholstered walls with batting and fabric stapled to the wall. I run into ladies a few times a season at my neighborhood Hancock Fabrics buying whole bolts of batting and cuts of decorator fabrics to do that. I haven't seen an upholstered wall in person yet but they look great on TV!
Jan. 25th, 2007 10:13 pm (UTC)
Re: fabric on the walls
A long time ago he was dipping fabric into buckets of starch and I thought that was a great idea. I also want to try to upholster a wall, but I'm so lazy! Maybe one of these days.
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