Monday, January 18, 2010

The First Project of Twenty-Ten

After being married to the brother of an amazing photographer for 12 1/2 years, I finally, FINALLY, ordered up a collage for our living room. Every year, Uncle Matty patiently takes our pictures and then tweaks them to perfection and every year I say "this is the one I'm going to order!"

But I never do.

Because,

because,

because.

I don't really have a good excuse.

But this year, I did it! Four beautiful 11 x 14s of my sweet children and one monster 24 x 36 of the whole family.

And they are gorgeous.

I wanted to do something different and not just hang in them in the general family-pictures-on-the-wall sort of way. I came up with an idea that would either turn out brilliant or ridiculous (as most of my ideas do) and am happy to report that I'm in love with the results. My sweet Riz agreed to help me out and did a fabulous job.



What do you think?

It definitely looks better in person (which means you should really stop by) but I'm pleased as punch with what we've done. I think I could beautify the whole planet with a little bit of wainscoting and some black paint.

Next up: the laundry room. I'm so excited about what this cute girl and I have in mind for there..

14 comments:

Sarah said...

Love it! The cool thing too is that I bet the wainscotting made it super easy to line up all the pictures. Great job.

hatch said...

Absolutly beautiful!

Heather said...

Fantastic idea! I think I'll stop by and drop off a pair of socks too!

Brooklet said...

I think it looks really great! Simple and elegant. Love it.

GS said...

I think it looks fabulous. I really didn't have a visual when you were telling me about it but it turned out great.

Kate said...

I am totally stealing this idea for my bedroom if you don't mind!
It looks great!!

Jenkins Family said...

Yeah, I still love it! I just had to say it. It really is a timeless piece.

Jenkins Family said...

You are too sweet KAREN JOHNSON.

Mimi said...

And you said just this afternoon that you are not creative! That is it. You are officially on the hook for creative ideas. This looks fantastic!

tharker said...

It really does look so awesome! Great job Matt and Brad!

Kelly said...

Um...I LOVE it, fantastic and clever idea!!! But seriously, you could have hung those pictures on top of a pile of garbage and they still would have looked AMAZING! :)

The Neff Family said...

LOVE IT! But, I doubt you need to hear it for the eleventh time....anywho....WAY TO GO!

Lisa said...

I FINALLY got around to emailing Jen yesterday with my picture order. Can I tell you how excited I am!!!!

Amy said...

Wow, it looks awesome!