I want to start off today by thanking everyone for their comments on my last post. I enjoyed reading all the comments, especially those that identified with the “what not to do photos”! I think many of us have had that happen, so it’s good to know why. At the end of the post I offered a giveaway – The winner chosen by the RNG was:
Marietta, who commented on Jan 4th, at 12:18 pm. (Please e-mail me your shipping address so I can ship out your package!)
I may have mentioned in the past that I can’t do a post without a picture, so today I thought I’d share a little bit about photo walls.
Over the past few years, I seem to be collecting quite a collection of photos. I also started noticing some really great display ideas in places like Pottery Barn, etc. If only I had unlimited wall space, I could try them all! Plus, most of my walls have quilts on them, so my space is even more limited. Despite that, I have found a few places to display some of my favorite photos.
First up, an idea to display all those Christmas cards that come this time of year
The photos are simply paper clipped to a red ribbon.
This larger grouping can be found in our basement TV room.
All the frames are brown and all the photos are sepia, just to add some unity to an otherwise busy grouping.
The shelves are from Menards and were really inexpensive, compared to some I’ve seen. (Just don’t try to sit or lean on them!)
In our office, we have this grouping. The theme here is trip photos, so they MUST all be in full color!
I got the idea to include the wall words in the grouping from my SIL. I thought this saying was perfect for these pictures! I purchased it at a party my SIL had for Uppercase Living. I also added some captions below each photo, listing the location and date.
This is the grouping my SIL put together using the wall words.
In addition to the wall words, I love the asymmetry of her arrangement.
One of my other favorite groupings can be found in my Mom’s house.
I love the mixture of knick knacks scattered among the photos.
This simple grouping is in my Mom’s bedroom.
The perfect place to brag about those grandkids! (though hard to photograph with all that glare!)
Large, vaulted walls are great places for both quilts and photo walls, as shown in my Mom’s sewing room. (BTW, if you haven’t seen the post in that link, you should. It has been one of my most popular blog post. A follow-up post can be found here)
Above the ironing board is a great location for photos, as ironing can get boring and looking at photos keeps you entertained.
One last ideas . . . This shot was taken in my booth at market last spring. I used this standing display to show photos of projects from my latest book. It requires less wall space and can be easily moved without leaving your wall full of nail holes.
That’s all for today.
If you have any good ideas for photo wall, feel free to share them with me at firstname.lastname@example.org.