This past Christmas, the Harmon family got together and took a big ole family picture. I think we look rather dashing don't you?
|Marisa Swarbrick Photography|
We have a long wall in our house that creates a "hallway" between the front of the house where the formal living and dining room are to the back of the house where the family room is. I have high hopes for this wall but it's going to be a LONG work in progress. Here are some ideas that I have for it.
I want to create a photo gallery wall, but include other decor pieces as well.
Like this! Isn't cool! Of course the name would be "harmon" instead of "harper"!
Right now I've got 3 collage frames, 2 big prints, and a decorative trivet on that wall. It definitely needs more pictures and more decor pieces. So, I had some free 5x7 greeting cards from Shutterfly and I took full advantage of them. I selected some fun pictures and chose pretty decorative borders. Here are 2 of the 5 that I ordered.
Then I headed down to Joann to buy some canvas. I chose 5x7 so that it would fit the card well.
And I painted the canvas tan.
Then I took the Harmon family photo card and cut it in half along the fold. I placed it on my canvas. I cut around the border until I had it looking the way I wanted it. Then I spread a thin layer of Mod Podge on the back and glued it to the canvas.
When it dried, I spread 2 thin coats of Mod Podge on top of the picture to seal it and to ensure that the corners and sides wouldn't curl.
And just like that- a decorative photo canvas! This only cost me about $5. The canvas was about $4, the card was free but I had to pay about $1 for shipping, and I already had the paint and the Mod Podge.
After the Mod Podge dried, I hung the picture on the wall.
Here, you are looking at the first half of the wall. It's pretty plain, but I'm hoping with a little time and creativity it will come along perfectly. I'll keep you updated as it changes!