Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Picture, Picture

I started framing black and white pictures of the kids about three years ago. I wanted them to cover the whole hallway, but it stayed half done for a really long time.
We just finished it last night, and it feels good to have it done.

I purchased the frames from our local Big Lots for seven dollars each.

I get all of my black and white pictures from Mpix. So easy to do right from home on your computer and they are only $1.99 for an 8x10!


I am not the best photographer, and we have a really inexpensive camera, but capturing small moments with our kids is a passion for me and my husband.
Moments like this-


Hmmmm...
Maybe we should get a pool.


22 comments:

AlewivesGirl said...

Oh my gosh,

when your kids are old (like us) they are soooo gonna love that picture!

XO,

Rhea

Hilary said...

That is such a fantastic idea (*filing it away for when I have a real house*) and you've executed it beautifully. The last photo is just hilarious!! It really doesn't matter what kind of camera you have...the moments themselves make for great photography. And how cool that you guys make a point to capture those moments.

jessieg said...

Love it! Maybe I'll do something like that in my new house. We definitely have the room, and I've inheirated some great photos of my mom when she was a baby. Thanks for the idea!

Pam said...

Big Lots, I wish I had thougth of that place earlier. I bought some frames at Ikea last week and am painting them white because they didn't have all white ones the sizes I wanted. Your pictures are beautiful.

beki said...

Beautiful! I do the same thing, Katie. In fact, it's about time that I print some more, but I'm kind of running out of room :)
Love your light fixture, so pretty!

Karen said...

Haha, love that pic of the kids :)

Great job with the wall full of frames -- it looks awesome!

ELP said...

Great pictures!!!! Love how you have hung them in the stairway. The pool is a keeper!!!!

Melissa said...

I love that! I'm just waiting for our stairwell to be finished so I can do something similar. Big Lots?!? I'll have to run there and see what mine has. They look great!!!

Stephenie from Decorating Addiction said...

I love it, Katie. It looks great. Do you change the pictures out as the kids get older, or will you keep them the same and just add to the collection? That's always my big dilemma. We currently don't have a lot of pictures on the walls because I don't usually like the way they look but the black and white in white frames looks clean and neat. I like it. Maybe I'll try it over here in New York. By the way, we have the same exact chair! Ours is black and chippy - found it at an antique store. I blogged about it a while ago. Mentioned you on my post today.

kim said...

As always, it's fabulous. Your home is so warm and inviting. Love, love, love the expression on his face in that little bucket. So sweet!

UK lass in US said...

Aw, cute...

We have a family photo wall in our living room. It's always the wall that visitors are drawn to - and the one that I spend most time looking at, too.

Cyndi said...

Love that last picture sooooo cute.

cathleen said...

What a sweet photo of your children! And your 'hall of fame' looks beautiful. I always love your creative decorating skills.

Hege said...

Ha,ha!
Loved the last picture!!

KATHY said...

Hi, your pictures look wonderful!! I love how you placed them...Kathy

Ebeth said...

can't wait to see them in real life next week!!!!!!!!!!!

Rie said...

I really love what you've done. Beautiful!

Jessica said...

I did something similar in my stairway--now I want to do all black and white photos in the frames!

amandajean said...

your picture wall is fantastic! i love the white frames.

Michelle said...

I love your house, but honestly I'd be afraid to try to keep it clean! everything's white! :)

Gretchen said...

so adorable! I love moments like those!

Kris said...

What a gorgeous yellow!! What colour/brand is it?? Great job!