All of this is a long way for me to introduce my most recent rainy day project: The Marriage Museum. OK, there's no way I'm calling it that. Maybe the Family Photographeria? Hrm...
First, I gathered the pictures I wanted to highlight. This actually took quite a while because I wanted nice prints. The corner CVS print shop wasn't going to cut it. Instead, I ordered a few large images from Shutterfly and waited about a week. Then I had to hunt down frames that I liked, and could afford en masse. And to make things a little more complicated, I wanted them all to coordinate with some frames I already owned. Truth be told, I've had a couple things in the hallway for a while, and I didn't want to get rid of them. Essentially, I liked what I'd started so much that I wanted to cultivate it a bit more.
You can kinda, sorta, not really get the gist of what it looked like before here, which was taken on the wedding day. (Side note, I love that my bridesmaids and I got dressed here. Now I have pro pics of my house! Score!)
|Please excuse the wedding dress, which is that fluffy white thing that's hanging up.|
I was pretty convinced this was how I liked it best, but I'm kind of a feel-as-you-go girl, and making a template was so not what I had in mind. If precision is your middle name, first ask your parents what they were thinking, then go here for a tutorial on templating.
Once I had a general idea in mind, I hung the monster Philadelphia print, and made sure I had enough clearance on either side for the two larger images. Once that was done, it was kind of a fill-in-the-blank game.
This is what I came up with:
|Sawyer was feeling extra curious, and extra photogenic.|
See? The little canvas with our wedding date got to stay. If you're curious about the rest of the arrangement, it goes a little something like this, from the top left: wedding portrait, Philadelphia print, a photo of Rittenhouse Square in the snow, traditional Peruvian ceramics, our wedding date, a portrait of Sawyer.
I like that there's a lot of room to grow. We have space to fill above and below, so we should be able to work in some great pieces over the years in the Picture Piazza. Oooh, now that's a name I like...
If you've put together your own photo hallway, tell me all about it in the comments!