Tuesday, May 7, 2013

I've been Pinspired #2: Pictures

I have to admit, I can be a little weird about photos. Don't get me wrong I love photographs, and I think it is great to look back at them and remember the moments they have captured. But still, I'm weird about displaying them in my house. It bothers me if the person in the photo is wearing, let's say, a hot pink dress. Because nothing in my house is hot pink, and therefore the photgraph clashes with my decor. I also don't particularly like the look of picture frames.  The frames themselves are pretty enough, but they look like dust catchers to me, just another "not particularly stylish" knick knack that you find in pretty much every home in the world. Until recently I've managed to get by with just a few picture frames in my home. However, now that we have about 1,000 gorgeous, professional photos from our wedding day, it just seemed like a shame to not display some of my favorites. But how to display them in a way that didn't look cheesy? For the answer, I turned to Pinterest of course! Here is what I found that inspired me:

Displaying all the photographs in one place creates a focal point, and gives the pictures more visual substance. Rather than having individual frames set sporadically throughout the house, I felt like this created a single area of interest and just all around had a better design asthetic. And since I had purchased my own shutter at a garage sale last fall (for $1, woo!!) this was the perfect solution for me. So I headed out to my favorite store, Goodwill, (seriously, I think Goodwill is my favorite store.. so many bargains!) to buy some picture frames. Here is what I found:

Four sturdy frames for $1 each that weren't particularly beautiful. But that's not anything a coat of spray paint can't fix (Remember, I'm a firm believer that spray paint can fix everything)! I also had one more frame tucked away in a closet that I found so I whipped that bad boy out and sprayed it too! Here is my finished product:

The oval shaped frame was one of the splurges that I made two weekends ago when I went on a spree. I think it was $14 which was probably a ridiculous amount of money to spend on a picture frame, but I have a love of all things oval. Ever since my amazing hubby proposed to me with a gorgeous oval shaped diamond engagement ring, I have been in love the shape. So when I saw this frame, I couldn't resist. I hope you guys like my little "Pinspiration Project"!

What about you? Do you have any little quirky opinions that can make designing your home a little more difficult? Have you found any creative solutions to make it all work?

As always, thank you!


  1. Oh, I love it! I'm ready for you to come back to Dallas and HELP ME! I've gone a little knickknack crazy at goodwill and thrift shops... I have lots of things to spray paint;)

    1. Thank you! I'm happy with it for now :) I'd love to come visit and help soon, but I have a feeling you will successfully turn all yoru knick knacks into something beautiful all on your own! :) You've got some mad decor skills!!


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