The Christmas decor is heading back to the attic and I’m enjoying a naked house for a little while. But I couldn’t help myself from re-vamping our family photo corner, now that I’ve got freshly painted gray walls and a beautiful bedspring as a backdrop!
I first created this corner back in 2014, when we’d gotten family pictures taken at church, Big Boy’s senior year. Well, it’s now Happy Girl’s senior year and I got sentimental again and wanted a nice photo of us all. I had one of her friends come over and take our pic way back in November. It’s the first pic we’ve ever taken by the house, and I really like how it turned out.
Back to the wall…
I explained in my family photo corner post of 2014 (Here) that I am not a fan of framed, glassed pics. Yep, I’m weird. So I ordered a canvas of our pic from Costco, and a couple of 5 x 7’s. I’m still going for the junky look and even tied quite a few items on with regular, old string.
Old string and masking tape are kind of classics in my book. And don’t you love that vintage metal clip? I’ve got two more that need to be used somewhere…
I used all the same elements, but of course I had different pics (with much bigger kids, sniff). On the day of the photo, I did plan out our clothes a little; I said “blues, greens, and greys, so we look good against the yellow house.” What I didn’t realize is how well it would all look with our letter “B”, but when you decorate with your favorite colors, I guess it just all comes together anyway!
I liked how easily the collage all came together, but it was a little too “perfect” for me. I’m a junker at heart and the whole grouping just needed a little funk…
Remembered a little stash of clock faces I had been hoarding. I made my money on their innards long ago and was keeping the best parts for myself. Since I’ve been lamenting a little on next year having an almost empty nest, I thought the “time passing” theme was appropriate. I also love the graphic punch the clock faces, along with the old hymnal bring to the grouping.
Now it feels more like me. And if you want to see how I got the rusty cribspring to look so perfectly patinaed, check out (this post).
Do you have a family photo wall? How have you personalized it?
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