I think I’ve mentioned it before, but I’ll mention it again—-I am NOT good with details. I see big picture-like the colors of the walls, the shapes of the room, but accessorizing??? No way. It scares me to death.
Enter my mom.
I enlisted her to help me put some frames on my stairway wall. I hit up Ikea earlier this week and snagged 11 frames for less than $40! Oh yeah!
I originally started with the pictures I had and tried to find frames, but I
not so quickly eventually realized it’s much easier to start with the frames, then find the pictures to go in them…so that’s what we did. I used a random collection of frames I’ve gathered over time. Here’s some on amazon if you’re looking for a quick buy (affiliate link used) http://amzn.to/2eAApcr
This is how it started. In a very straight, organized, diagonal line. I called Alex to give me his opinion on it and he changed it around a little bit. I like it even better after he did.
The walls aren’t naked anymore!!!! Woohoooooo!!! And doesn’t Abby look so dang cute just sitting up there? I wish she’d sit perfectly still for all of my pictures:)
Yes, some of the frames are still empty, but that will be fixed soon enough. The port-hole mirror and brass key were finds from Queen of Hearts Antique’s a couple of weeks ago. I can’t wait to add more and more details as time goes by. I’m also looking into custom framing so I could get the shapes that I like.
I created some of my own graphics on photoshop that are unique to me and/or Alex. Some were Pinterest inspired, but most were just unique to us. Here are the ones I used for the stairway.
Everything you’ll need:
I love this tool to help hang, but it’s certainly not necessary.