As I've mentioned before, the only art on the walls of our house is photography. Pictures of us. How vain.
Really though, it's photos of the kids. Because they are cute and aren't screaming at me from pictures. In times of tantrums, the photos help remind me why I like my children.
And I want my home to reflect what is important to me--my family, books, 6th grade poetry....Now you know the real reason behind Miss V wanting to keep your work as "an example for next year's class." She really wanted to use it for home decor.
Unfortunately, Storey hadn't been added to any of our wall art. I had good intentions about ordering prints and hanging them, but just never could find the time. After seeing this I was inspired and re-invigorated to finally get our photo displays changed to reflect our growing family (I just want you to know that I really hesitated using the word growING for fear that it might infer we are continuing to add family members, which is not the case--I'm most definitely NOT pregnant).
The wall going up the stairs was especially in need of a makeover. The larger than life photos would go there. And the rest of the frames just needed updates.
Result of the updated frames on the collage wall--I noticed once I took a picture of the frames, that some of them are a little crooked and I know this is causing some of you to go into conniptions. Rest assured that in real life I have straightened them:
Hallway Before--so drab and boring
After--BAM! They really are larger than life-we compared Jakson photo to Jakson human and Jakson photo definitely has a bigger head.
And just in case you are interested, here's the scoop:
- IKEA clip frames-they are $5.99 each-I love the simplicity of no visible frame. Bigger impact from the actual photo.
- 20x20 prints from Bay Photo-I HIGHLY recommend this company-HIGHLY!!! Your first order is 1/2 off which made these photos around $10 each, more than half of what I would have paid anywhere else AND shipping was only $1.50 for two day UPS!! Fabulous customer service-just wonderful all around. Here's the link again.
- I had to cut the pictures down a little because the clip frames are actually only 19 3/4" by 19 3/4". No big deal.
- Super easy and not too expensive!
I'm kidding. Sort of.