Wednesday, January 11, 2012

24-Frame Photo Collage

My husband has been bugging me for ages to put up something on our dining room wall – preferably pictures, and he would like them to be past photos (meaning not of our kids at their current ages).

If you follow me on Facebook, then you know last week I was working on going through 6 years of photos to make this same 24-frame photo collage that Char of Crap I’ve Made created several years ago.

Do you know how hard it is to narrow down thousands of pictures to only 24?
Trust me….it’s tough.
But the hubs and I managed to get it done and tada!
All-24-pics
Every single one of these photos stirs so much emotion in me – whether it makes my heart melt or laugh out loud, they each have special meaning.

I love the life and
color it adds to my family and dining room areas.
Collage-on-dining-wall
Like Char, I grabbed 24 of these frames at IKEA and taped them together with duct tape. They come in packages of 2 for $3.99, so it works out to be about $2/frame. Not too shabby if you ask me.

I wasn’t sure how to hang it, so I dropped by and looked how Char did it. (Big advantage of living across the street).
She used these Picture Hanging System things from Lowes.
Picture-hanging-system
They have a level in them and come in a variety of sizes, so they are perfect!
I used two of them. First you mount the part with the level to the wall.
Level
Then you mount the other part to the frame.
On-frames
And it hangs like so…
Hanging-things-on-wall
LOVE!
All-24-pics
Let’s just take a closer look at those cute kids.
Right-half-of-sign
They definitely keep me on my toes, but man I sure do love them!
Left-half-of-sign

Tam

3 comments:

  1. love it! I love decorating with pictures. I just bought a bunch of black frames to do something similar in our bedroom.

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  2. I'm so glad you posted this, because I did this same thing from Char's blog, but couldn't figure out how to hang mine!

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  3. Love it Tam! And yes, your kids are darling. I always wondered how Char hung that, so thanks for the tip! It looks great.

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