Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Photography is an art and what better artwork to display in your home than your family!  Fall is a typical time for everyone to have new photos of their families.  Here are a few ways I've used our family photos to decorate...

 Occasionally you'll get a picture taken that you love...blow it up big!  Amanda Peterson (amandasimages.blogspot.com) took Chayce's newborn pictures and she did an amazing job with both of my boys.  Kenny's in Orem (44 West Center, kennysphoto.com) does a great job with printing and mounting.  This is a 20X24 mounted on foam board.  The frame doesn't have glass and was a great deal ($32 by Bluebird Frame Co., bluebirdframe.blogspot.com). 

I bought this wrought iron photo hanger from Rod Works a few years ago.  It's a great way to decorate a larger space on the wall.  They also have great ribbon for $1 a yard (for this look you need two yards of ribbon per picture...if you ever need advice on how to do this just email us!)  These photos of my boys were taken by Haley Warner (haywusup.blogspot.com), another one of my favorite photographers! 

 As you can tell, I really like the distressed, rustic look for frames.  These ones came from Tai Pan, but at different times.  I think the big one is my favorite frame.

This is a fun way to display pictures of your kids in their room.  These are the simple wood frames from Roberts painted black.  My neighbor Jamie does a great job with vinyl sayings (expressivethoughtsvinyl.com) and did his name and birthday for me (I used the tweed font).  Its fun to put pictures from different ages up to see how much they change!  
Find a place in your home to keep a picture of each child in their newborn stage...I'm reminded daily of what a blessing it is to have these little guys in my life!

I'm currently on the hunt for more rustic frames.  When we finish our basement I'm going to do a collage wall with 10-12 mismatched frames.  So far Tai Pan has been five for five in my search.  They always have really cool frames.

As an end-note, I found some great deals at Tai Pan yesterday with my 50 percent off coupon...so fun to get deals! 

1 comment:

  1. Glad you talked about collages with mis-matched frames. I want to do something similar but am clueless.