Monday, January 10, 2011

Thrift store frames + Vinyl = a match made in heaven

I have something on almost every wall in my house. I know, I over do it, but I just love photos too much to let the walls sit empty. This wall has been aching to be decorated since we moved into our townhouse and I finally came up with the perfect solution for my budget and for the wall.

The 8x10 frames are all thrift store frames that I brought home sanded and painted black to match. The smaller black frames came from the dollar store, some of them in two packs. Then I looked for some of the weirdest photos I could of our family. I made one collage of our little girl with all of her different faces. I then created one of my husband and I being crazy, we seem to have a lot of photos of us doing weird things together. I wonder if I bring out the weird in him or vice versa. I picked a few more normalish photos and rearranged the frames on the floor until I liked the arrangement. Then I hung it on the wall and added the words "Remember as far as anyone knows we are a Normal family."

It just seemed to fit our family. I know we are slightly unhinged, so why shouldn't everybody else. :) What vinyl decor do you have in your house?

P.S. The cute picture in the top left corner of the two little kids in the karate costume is actually my husband as a child on the left and then my child on the right, in the same outfit. Thank You Photoshop!


Lu said...

See, this is why you need to come live closer. Because I have NOTHING on my walls. Still. Unless you count a bulletin board and a calendar.

Megan Harmeyer said...

I never think to buy frames that aren't in the finish that I want. I'm very visual and if I don't see it one way, I have a hard time seeing how it could be another way. Thanks for the idea.

Cranberry Morning said...

Cute, and I like the words added to the wall! I have Civil War prints on my walls, along with maps...lots of maps.

LaVonne @ Long Wait said...

Love it! I like the idea of getting frames from the thrift store and repainting them. Great!

Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek said...

Very cute! I love the whole "theme" of that wall!

Girl on a Budget said...

This is a great idea. I love the finished product. I never considered adding vinyl words to my walls. Where do you find them? Are they special order?

Any information you can provide is appreciated!