Never ending story
Recently, I decided we needed a photo wall in our house. They are all the rage these days, and they are so warm and homey feeling. I love that you can fill a big wall with small frames (read- this is way cheaper than buying big art).
|Not my house... clearly|
|Young House Love's photo wall in their hallway|
So we decided on black frames with black and white photos. We are mounting these in our stairway going upstairs, which we just painted gray (along with the den).
I got all excited and started going through all our photos from the last few years. I then spent the next few hours photo-shopping all the photos and turning them into black and white.
Now I am on a serious hunt for black picture frames. I don't want every picture frame to look exactly the same, I want an eclectic look. Although, if it was up to Chris, every picture frame would be exactly the same. Clearly, he is not in charge of the frame purchases.
So I bought a ton of black frames at Ikea, which are a cheap and simple way to start off. I had armfuls of picture frames and when I got home I got a bit crazy framing all of our pictures. I had a huge pile going and was so excited.
Then, I realized we have lots of walls. I only had enough pictures to cover 1/2 of the 1st wall. Just great.
|This is the start of the wall|
|Only 1/2 the wall is filled with photos at this point|
|This is the stairway that I'm lining with photos|
|Photos leading up the wall|
|Adorable shadow box I snagged at a garage sale for $2 with a fabulous picture we took of the bay in Chicago|
|Yeah, I finally found a spot to put this picture up!!!|
So, it looks like I will be on a never ending hunt for black picture frames and of pictures to frame. Sometime when I'm around 45 (and the rest of my house is complete) I will have the photo wall done.