Well we’ve only been in our house about four months so its about time I finished getting all of our pictures hung around the house, don’t cha think?
I am a huge fan of having original art around my house. Paintings from friends, snaps that I took etc…so while most of what I had is already hung and done, I had three other projects that I was slack-a-lackin’ on.
First: Photos in the hallway. I had the frames, just needed to choose the photos to put in them. I chose three of my new photos from around our neighborhood. Felt like it would be cool to represent our new area.
Its a tight little hallway so not a lot of room to get a good pic. I also kind of feel like this wall is too big for these three frames and maybe I should incorporate more somehow? I haven’t quite decided yet. Thoughts?
Second: photos by the back door.
I have this awesome frame that fits PERFECTLY in the space between the back door and the back window. Just needed to choose and print 21 different photos to put in it! NOT AN EASY TASK. In this day and age of snapping photos almost daily, its really hard to sort through and whittle it down to ones you want to display on your wall. BUT I was up for the challenge and got it done.
See how perfectly it fits?
Third: The doozy…photo collage type thing on the wall behind the dining table. I already had all the frames because I had done this once before when I lived in my condo just needed to choose and print photos and hang the whole thing up.
I took all the frames and placed them on the floor in the general shape that I thought looked good and would fit in the space.
Then I jotted this gibberish down.
Basically what that all means is that I needed 6 horizontal 4×6 pictures, 7 horizontal 5×7 pictures and 3 vertical 5×7 pictures.
Then I got to choosing pictures. Oy. Quite the task. I arranged them like this in my folder to help me keep track!
See what I did there?
Anyway, I uploaded them all to Walgreens.com and ordered the right sizes.
After I picked up the photos I put them in the frames and got to sticking them on the wall. I love to use the strips because its easier to eyeball than it is with nails, and you don’t put holes in your walls. Brilliant! its also easier to take the frame off the wall and put in a new picture if you so choose.
Here is the finished product:
They look crooked to me in the pictures but they don’t look crooked in real life. Go figure!
And there you have it! Three projects crossing off the CinnaList!