No I'm not MIA. Unless you call major focus on my house MIA. I thought I would have more time to blog during break but alas I've completely ignored you. All for a good cause though...my house.
I've been working on the following project for a month and a half. It's taken me that long to gather old family pictures, buy frames, arrange frames, re-arrange frames, find picture mats that fit frames and purchase vinyl lettering.
So how did I accomplish such a symmetrical picture arrangement you ask?
First, I purchased a package of frames from Walmart...an after Christmas sale. I picked up 13 frames for $13. Once I realized what a killer deal this was, I went back and got a second set. I didn't use all of them though. Only enough to make a perfect symmetrical square of pictures.
Starting on the floor, I arranged the pictures several different ways.
Once I was satisfied with the arrangement I hung them. I'm not about to mislead you at this point...there are several dozen holes in the walls behind those frames. I'm anal retentive when it comes to this kind of stuff. I moved each frame until I was satisfied.
Once the frames were in place, I then went through my old pictures and limited them to my favorite. I wanted to keep an "old" theme to this arrangement.
Here are a few...
That cute little guy in the front left corner...the one with the trouble making smile on his face...that's my dad.
This is also my dad...he's so darn cute!
This is my Maternal Great Grandparents holding my Grandfather...
My Maternal Grandparents. My Grandma was 15 and Grandfather 30 when they married.
(check out their washing machine to the left)
My mother when she was 16...
My Paternal Grandparents during the depression. The little girl who would have been my Aunt Carolyn died when she was 1 1/2 of spinal meningitis.
The man on the left is my Paternal Great Grandfather. He is pictured here with his brothers...NO it's not the James brothers.
I printed the pictures at Costco and placed them in the frames.
I also purchased these double sided sticky dots to keep the pictures in place.
The vinyl wall letters are from a local company called Polka Dot Skull. They customize any saying for a reasonable cost. Mine was only $19. I was able to choose the font, size and saying.