I’m a huge fan of personal pictures on my walls. I love the memories, I love the faces. I hate the frames. If a picture goes into a frame, it is staying there indefinitely. I don’t care if the person in the picture turns out to be a total a-hole, or if I NEVER see them again. I’m not changing the picture.
I got an idea from a post on Pinterest. A woman used some extra scraps of wood and glued them together to make a square. She added string and clothespins and had an instant frame that was easy to update.
I happened to have a bunch of leftover stretcher bars (used for stretching canvas) from a fabric hanging project I did when we first moved into our house. Fabric, btw, is a super easy and cheap way to create BIG art. This fabric is all from Ikea. The whole project was about $45.
I spray painted the wood stretcher bars and put them together. I got some twine and glued+nailed it into the bars. I also spray painted some clothes pins and added a piece of twine at the top for hanging. I did this about 6 months ago. I get so many compliments on this hallway!
Because I mostly take pictures of Abe with my phone, I unload it about once a month onto my desktop and print everything that’s on there. I print from Costco because it’s super cheap and I can order color, B&Ws, and also choose a white or black border. It takes about 3 days to get them delivered, or 2 hours to have them printed and pick them up. Then I just swap out the old with the new.
I always have fresh pictures hanging which makes me look like I am very on top of my game. That’s really the point of all this.