Costco Will Turn Your Phone Pics into Expensive-Looking Art — On the Cheap!
My parents love Costco. And I get it! I myself am obsessed with their $20 Kirkland Signature wool socks. But the most common refrain when I visit home goes something like this:
Me: Those stools are nice! Are they new?
My dad: Costco!
Me: I need a new pair of jeans.
My mom: These are from Costco!
Me: This is the best coffee I’ve ever had.
My dad (while doing cartwheels through the kitchen): It’s the cheapest kind at Costcoooooooooooooo!
So I shouldn’t have been surprised at the response when I set my suitcase down on my last visit, turned to look at the new canvas art they’d hung up, and said, “Wow, these pictures look great. Where did you get them?”
My dad beamed. “I took these photos on my phone!” he exclaimed. “I had them printed at Costco!”
And it’s true! These vibrant canvas prints came straight from Costco, where they start at just $28.99 for a 12×16 option. The sturdy canvas doesn’t need a frame to look finished, and a UV protection prevents fading and cracking over time.
In addition to their regular ol’ canvas prints — on display in my parents’ foyer above, showing off photos from recent vacations — Costco also sells a three-panel split option to create your own personal triptych; prices for those start at $119. They all arrive within a week, already set up with the necessary hanging hardware, so all you need is a nail. And, I guess, a hammer.
So it seems like once again, my parents are right: For surprisingly good-looking decor, get thee to Costco.
This post originally ran on Apartment Therapy. See it there: Costco Will Turn Your Phone Pics Into Expensive-Looking Art—for Pretty Cheap!