(A post by Jenn from 1Heart1Family)
My DH and I have been together for over 15 years, married for 10 and have three beautiful children. We complement each others strengths and weakness and have maintained a happy, healthy relationship. I think what makes our relationship so great is the fact the we know when our personalities will collide. One of the situations is decorating!
When I bought my first home, I envisioned a house full of beautiful memories. I wanted every wall to show friends and family that have made an impact on our lives. I wanted to be surrounded by familiar faces and lots of love. When I began having children, I took up photography. I snapped pictures of my children play in the park, taking their first steps and showing off their personality. I tried to capture every moment I could, knowing how awesome it would be to relive those memories every time I saw them on the wall.
Unfortunately, as my photo collection grew and grew, my wall still remained bare. Every time I found the perfect picture, fame and place to hang, my DH and I would have a clash about the proper way to hang a picture! I remember one Christmas, I got very excited about the results of a family photo shoot. The pictures came out beautifully and I knew I wanted them to hanging on the wall. I ran and bought the perfect shadow box frames, I added the photos and enhancing embellishments that matched the rest of decor and created four beautiful pieces of art. There were two small frames and two larger frames. I knew I wanted to group them together but had no idea how to do so. DH stepped up and ensured me he knew how to hang them. There was no measuring, no practice layouts, and in my opinion, no clue! I was so excited that photos were finally being hung on our walls after 2 years, I was too scared to tell him that it didn’t seem quite right.
I looked at the pictures for weeks, thinking ‘something isn’t right!’. It wasn’t until my best friend came over and looked at my ‘artwork’ and very politely, with lots of love, told me that the layout was all wrong. She took the photos off the wall and began creating a masterpiece.
When I came across the video above, I learned how easy it is to create a photo wall by myself (that my BFF would be proud of!)! It’s as easy as 1-2-3-4!
- Create a boundary of where you want the photos
- Trace your frames and use those templates to layout out your design before putting holes in the wall
- Nail your picture holders right onto the template
- Quickly rip the template away and hang pictures
The Canon PIXMA PRO allows you to update the pictures as often as you want by printing photos right at home! With these tips, you don’t need to be an expert when it comes to decorating to create a beautiful arrangement of photos. It can be quick, easy, and changed often with out marital fights!
You can find Jenn and her crazy crew over on her blog 1Heart1Family, and connect with her on Facebook and Twitter. Jenn is a working mom to two amazing boys and one Princess. 1Heart1Family is a blog about raising children, life with celiac disease and helpful product reviews so you can find the product that’s just right for you!