Posters. The glossy finished enlarged replicas of the significant images that defined our youth. From favorite bands to Pam Anderson’s assets. However, years have passed. The Backstreet Boys are now men, and Pamela Anderson has given way to the Kim Kardashians of the world.
So now what? Here are four cool things you can do with old posters that won’t negatively impact the environment.
1. Use them as Wrapping Paper.
Every year, consumers spend excessive amounts of money on paper that will go from box to garbage can within ten seconds. Use the extra dough in your pocket to buy some baked dough in the bakery for Aunt Susan’s Christmas Eve dinner. Plus, recycling is a gift that keeps on giving. What’s cooler than saving the planet and a gift-wrapped with Michael Fox’s face from Back to The Future?
2. Forget The Great Paint Debate between White and Off-White.
We spend most of our time at our jobs, and work sometimes feels like an insane asylum. So why cover our own walls with the same aura that has us contemplating a double homicide between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.? It’s not recommended to line all four walls in a single room with dramatic artwork, as it can make the room feel like a box tighter than a coffin – but decking out a single wall with a dedication to all things you love that make us fresh and unique – can really turn a house into a home. Retro. Chic, and a great conversation piece when you take your date home on that third date.
3. Sell Em’
Just because you don’t want the clutter in your space, doesn’t mean someone doesn’t want it in theirs. eBay, Letgo, personal social media accounts, even your Match.com account (not like you’re using it for dating purposes) can be mediums used to get rid of your old stuff. Most of us, in today’s economic climate, would not complain about extra money in our pocket – regardless if it’s for rent money, or happy hour with coworkers.
4. Donate Em’
If your paychecks have you making it rain, and you don’t need the singles for Saturday night, donate em’. It’s a more selfless, efficient way to get rid of your posters while leaving your heart as full as your bank account.
5. Wear Em’ (On your clothes, or skin.)
We live in a world where, in most cases, you are what you wear. Instead of following the crowd, why not cut your way into your mold of the fashion scene. Many websites like undergroundshirts.com and AlliedShirts.com offer the option to create your designs inspired by your once dangling artwork. (You can travel the mom and pop alternative as well.) Moreover, if you’re feeling ballsy, and have the itch for new ink… get the tattoo. The ultimate home for an image that’s moved from wall to body.
So there you have it! Have fun being artsy fartsy!