Besides working on Sadie’s nursery, home improvements and decor in general fell a bit to the wayside the last few months. Once we returned home to Kansas from Alabama a few weeks ago I quickly put on my to-do list to freshen up our picture frames with new professional shots that our family has had done the last few months surrounding Sadie’s birth.
Remember my little Dream Home book that stores all of my wishes for our home? One page that’s short and sweet is our main-level/upstairs hallway. For this area of the home I hoped that we’d paint our hallway closet white (check), paint the trim and replace the doors and hardware (check), replace the carpet with hardwood (hopefully one day when I figure out how to grow a money tree), replace the “boob light” with something more updated (super far down on the priority list), and add wall decor at the end of the hallway between Hadley’s room (on the left) and our bedroom (on the right).
Since I was getting pictures developed anyway to freshen up our frames around the house, I decided to act on an idea I came up with months ago for the end of the hallway.
I wanted to start a small photo wall with pictures of our growing family from every year that we’ve been married (2011). We’ve had professional photos taken three out of the last five falls/winters, so I decided to pick a favorite picture from each end of the year and frame them all together.
I ordered the frames from Amazon and scored all six frames for $57. I wanted small (ish) white, matted frames, and these square ones were exactly what I was looking for. They came in a pack of three, so I ordered two packs. You may remember that I have the same frames in gold in Sadie’s room!
I ordered all of my prints from Shutterfly.com, and for these frames I selected the 4×4 prints which are the exact size of the photo opening.
As you can see, I hand-wrote the month and date of each photo taken. We have one empty frame on the bottom right of the collage that I’m excited to fill in at the end of 2016 that includes our new little person. 🙂
I’m hoping to find a spot for this fun collage in each of our future homes. I think the girls will enjoy picking out the picture each year and seeing a visual of how much each of us changes and grows year after year.
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