I can hardly remember a time before digital cameras. Really, I can't even imagine having to wait to see if my photos turned out, and having to physically take them somewhere. Then looking through negatives! Yuck!
However, the change to digital has not all been roses. Sure, I take lots of pictures, but I rarely, rarely get any developed. I recently realized that there are some pictures that I really want to have displayed in my home, and if I'm just going to keep them on my computer, than why did I bother to take them?
As it happens both my husband and I took trips to Egypt before we were married. There are many amazing pictures from both of our trips and we wanted to display them. But buying that many frames would be really expensive. hummm...
The solution: thrifting and spray paint!
That's right. I bought several cheap frames second hand and painted them so that they all fit into a "gold" theme. The frames I found that were gold, or had gold parts, I left unpainted and in the end I had a nice variety of frames that looked nice together.
And then the hanging. Okay, disclaimer: I am neither a perfectionist or a planner. I am a doer. So, if you are a get-it-done kind of gal, like me, here's how you hang a photo collage.
First, select your center picture (mine is the picture of the sphinx my husband snapped). Measure and place that photo in the center of your display area.
Then, take 4 larger pictures and hang them on each side of the center picture, not in line with the center picture. The 4 pictures I hang for this step are the picture of my husband on the camel, the picture of me and my friend standing by camels, the one with the blue matting and the picture of the masque at sunset. See how there is one on each side?
Then, fill in with smaller pictures, making sure to balance all of the sides.
I love having these pictures displayed in my home. They remind me of a time before kids...when I could travel. Ah, life is really good now, but there are some things that I miss.
Thanks, as always, for being here,