So, I'm sorry. I feel like I haven't quite been living up to the usual happenings and posts around here.
But you understand, right?
I also want to thank you for reading this little ole' blog of ours, and for putting up with our posts as of late. Believe me when I say that every comment and visit really makes my day.
Because it's totally true.
Okay, enough of the mushy stuff! On to the latest and greatest house project, already!
So, it's no joke that the walls in our Master Bedroom needed some decor. They looked seriously nekked.
We didn't want to clutter the small room too much, but figured that it needed a little somethin'-somethin' on the big blank area to the left of the bed. After much thought and consideration as to what we should put there (okay, not really!)
I won't lie. It was mostly because we found a pack of brown/copperish frames on sale at Target one day, and BAM! It was perfect. Yeah, it would've had more character if we'd slowly put a bunch of frames together over time, but honestly that sounded like a heckuva lot more work. Maybe later we'll get around to that.
Anyways, I thought the brown frames would be perfect because it would tie in well with the brown wooden top of the dresser, the grass basket under the chair, and the bedside shelves.
And what better to put in those new wall frames than photos of the day we officially became "one"? (and that fact that those are the only professional photos we own might have something to do with it, too) .
So, several hours spent editing photos from our wedding (we're cheap and just bougtht raw camera shots from our photographer - being a graphic designer, I love it!), measuring, printing and cutting...
I just popped them into the frames. I love easy.
I arranged them on the floor while planning photos for each frame and also to find an arrangement that we liked. (Hint: I pretty much just copied the arrangement on the front of the box for ours, just reversing the two middle ones.)
Now, I could tell you that we meticously planned and plotted exactly where we wanted the frames, using painter's tape to get them perfect before nailing into the wall.
But I would be lying to you.
Nope, we did it the old-fashioned hold-it-up-and-take-your-best-guess approach. And yes, there are quite a few nail holes in the wall behind the frames that will have to be patched up. One day, that is.
But after a few mistakes (and more than a few nail holes), they are hung!
For this frame I cut up one of our wedding invitations that I designed to break up all the detail-rich photos and add a little variety (while keeping with the yellow theme).
This was a fun one. I printed out an 8.5 x 11" photo and carefully cut it into thirds to get this one. You can do this with any multiple-opening matted frame, too! It's easy and produces such a neat result - just remember to measure correctly...
We love the life that they add to the wall and the room, and make us smile every time we look at them. The colors also coordinate with the room really well, as (luck would have it) our wedding color was yellow (with red for accent). And the color plan for our bedroom? Blue and yellow. Love it.
What do you guys think? Do you like it as much as we do? Do you have any photo groupings/arrangements in your own home? Do you opt for the easy way out sometimes like we do (haha!)?
Next up - making a (mostly) no-sew pillow. I figured if I could make a curtain/headboard with that iron-on sewing tape and canvas, then I could make a pillow! Stay tuned to find out if it'll be a success or a failure...
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