I have had this picture pinned forever. I think it was one of my very first pins.
And, Jennifer from Hope Studios recreated it in her space.
I also pinned this wall gallery.
As you can see, I like the uniform look of the picture layouts.
Square pictures. Equal spacing.
And I finally found some time to redo the wall in our basement.
When we finished our basement (5 years ago), I quickly found 6 of my favorite pictures, had them printed in black and white and tossed them into some UBER CHEAP Walmart frames
that I spray painted black.
Here is what I ended up with:
Blah, boring and none of Smiley!
Well, things have changed :)
I started with a plan. A plan for 9 new pictures.
I knew I wanted them to be 12x12's and I didn't want big clunky frames (simple, almost frameless).
I also didn't want to spend the money to make the into canvas' for two reasons. One, the $$ and two,
I like to change things up and wanted to be able to swap out pictures without having to create yet another canvas.
I began frame shopping and ended up finding some at Michaels that I liked. (This one is not the exact one I purchased, but very similar!) Luckily I found them during the Christmas shopping season and besides them being on sale , they also had additional 25% off coupons! Oh yeah...... :)
Anyway, with Hubby's help (more like I assisted the Hubs) we measured and leveled 9 frames. Put the pictures in them and hung them up.
~ Voila ~
So much better!
I loved it so much, and the wall is so big, and there were so many more pictures I wanted to use, that we ended up purchasing and hanging 9 MORE frames.
That's right 18 pictures in all.
AND I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!
Frames ~ Michaels (similar to these)
Photos ~ 12x12 printed at Costco
** The only thing I don't like is that Costco only prints 12x12 prints in a glossy finish. So, there is a bit a glare. In the future, I may look for a printer that prints 12x12's reasonably in a matte finish.