Thursday, March 11, 2010

Picture This

We've been having a little fun hanging things on our walls lately. It's something we've been needing to do and we finally got inspired. It started with a sale at Michaels...50% off of frames. I bought four 15 1/2" x 17 1/2", wood frames, picked out some photos I've taken on some of our favorite vacations, had 5x7's printed up, matted them, and hung them together in a grouping on one of our master bedroom walls. I think the whole project only cost around $50. It's fun to wake up in the morning, see them, and be reminded of some wonderful times and beautiful places. These four were taken in Zion, Pismo, Yosemite and Encinitas...


I couldn't get a very good picture of this because of the reflection. But, in real life it's adorable. I got it for Christmas...


These were already on the wall but I wanted to share a little trick. My mom made the bunny cross stitch for us years ago. I absolutely love it! I'm crazy about bunnies and these are so cute! The only thing is, the little girl bunny's shirt is pink. That doesn't go well with the colors in our house but I really wanted to hang it up and enjoy it. So, I hung a red transferware plate above it, which fools the eye and makes her shirt look more red. Great, huh?! I'm so happy it worked! I like the blue plate with it too. Things always look better in odd numbers.


I framed some inspirational Mary Englebreit calendar pages a few years ago. These are in one of our bathrooms and I have a couple more in our laundry room. They're cute and colorful. And, the sayings on them are inspirational. It was another afordable project to brighten the walls...


My daughter has been making a few changes in her room and recently bought this picture. She had her eye on it for a while at a local antique mall and finally decided to go for it. She loves antiques and things that look old. Isn't it pretty?...


I've framed a couple other pictures to set out on tables and I have more scenery pictures in mind to frame for the walls. It's a lot more affordable to print and frame my own photos and it's personal and unique.

5 comments:

Life Looms Large said...

Great decorating ideas! I especially like the way you used the colors in the plates to push the colors in the cross-stitch in a direction you liked! Good idea!

I really should get some things on the walls. We have a lot that's framed, but haven't decided where to put things. Silly!

Sue

jomamma said...

Nice pictures. I have a small M.E. picture in my office that says "I'm in charge here."

Nancy said...

Oh that is the cutest dog pic ever! I love it! Also like your transferware plates with the bunny cross stitch...worked out nicely! Visit me sometime...I'm a transferware-o-holic and my blog is centered around it! Thanks for sharing all your pretties!

Sandra said...

I'm in the process of framing tons (like a couple of hundred!!) family pictures - us, as well as old ones of my family and the husband's family from when we were both kids - we have a two story staircase that's kind of tucked away, so it's a great place for family stuff - not too "in your face" for guests, but somewhere where we can see them everyday. It's amazing the difference things on the wall make.

Sel and Poivre said...

I have bare walls syndrome too...I do wish I could wiggle my nose and have it done - I'm using Easter as my target to be finished - I'm going to use your post today as inspiration this week to get at it!