Before the husband and I first moved in together we decided we wanted three black and white photos for our bedroom. We narrowed our personal photos down to a picture from the cherry blossom festival, a trip to mexico and one we took while in New York on the Brooklyn bridge. My friend helped me use PhotoShop to make modify the color pictures to black and white. I uploaded them to Shutterfly, clicked purchased and we were in business!
These are the pictures we chose …
The husband and I went to a couple of framing stores to get quotes on getting the pictures matted and framed. We were looking at ~$200+ per picture for custom framing … WAY too much! The three pictures then spent the next 2 years in a photo album. From time to time we would revisit the idea of having the pictures framed, but never made any actual progress. Last week we found a new location for our pictures … the hallway! I found this post on Young House Love and was inspired. Although I am not ready to take on the whole wall I do love pictures and have some other items that would work for a wall collage.
In any event we decide these three black and white photos were a good place to start with hallway decorations. Since Amazon Prime is like my favorite thing I decided to see if there were any nice 8×10 matted frames on Amazon before going to Michael’s or a custom framing store. I quickly found these picture frames and $17-18 per frame was totally justifiable and the wallet was way more comfortable with it as well!!!
After preparing for Hurricane Sandy Sunday (filling the cars with gas, getting food/water, laundry, dishes, charging every electronic we have and all that good stuff) we took some time out to hang our photos in the hallway. It took a few tries (three to be exact) but eventually we got the two lower pictures level with each other.
It’s nice to see the hallway starting to come together. Whether or not we decide to pursue the whole collage look for the hallway is still TBD, but at least there is something on the wall for now :)
Next up is to purchase a runner for the hallway!!
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