get the picture
However, I did manage to sneak in a little project last weekend while I was home. I had forgotten my camera at camp, so the picture quality won't be so great. You'll get the picture, though (pun COMPLETELY intended!)
I decided that I wanted to fill up the wall behind our sofa with pictures. I have so many great pictures that I want to display...I just never did!
I knew that I would need some enlargements to complete this wall, I just didn't want to pay the hefty price tag for them. I waited for CVS and Wagreens to put out special offers on their websites. I would check back quite often to see if they were having a sale on enlargements. I was able to get all three 11x14 enlargements for half price! Sah-weet! It took a little while to wait in the promotional codes to be released, but I was willing to wait to save a little money. I got an 8x10 enlargement from Shutterfly for free using a promotional code they sent me in an email and the other pictures, some 5x7 and some 4x6 I had already printed out from right after our wedding. I wound up spending less than $15 on all of the prints.
I put my prints in the frames and decided which I wanted to be the 'base', the one I worked around. I hung that picture first them held up the frames around them until I loved it and hung the other frames around it. A lot of people suggest laying out the frames on the floor and then transferring that layout to the wall. however, I am WAY to impatient for all that mess.
I did come upon a few snags in the process, I'll tell you all about how I smoothed them out in a later post. For now, just let me relish in the greatness of my new focal wall!