Monday, October 14, 2013

Paris Photo Collage Project

Last weekend my hubby and I worked on a wall collage project.   I converted some of our favorite photos from Paris into black & white images and framed them in simple silver frames that I found on sale at Michaels.

It looks like a simple project but it took nearly 3 hours for us to hang 12 pictures...LOL...there was math involved...there were rulers and level bars involved.....there were templates cut to use as guiding placement took FOREVER to make sure everything lined up straight.   We tried our best to avoid ending up with 1,000 holes in the wall trying to hang these.....

But we like the results.  It looks like a mini-gallery now.
Whenever we walk through this room now, we are reminded of our special trip and all the beauty we saw in Paris,  We also get a kick out of the fact that these are photographs that we both took.  Neither one of us are professional photographers, but thanks to Photoshop, we do an OK job.  
This area is located in the dining room of our new home that we just finished renovating.  For those interested in the details:  the wall color is Sherwin Williams Urban Putty and our new wood floors are Mohawk Hardwood Flooring in Soft Scraped Maple Cognac.   The buffet is a $60 vintage find and is one of my DIY makeover projects that I painted using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White and then glazed with Annie Sloan Clear and Dark Wax.  The Louis chairs are new reproductions that I purchased from Matter Brothers Furniture and they were my biggest splurge for the room, but I LOVE them!  The Mercury Glass lamps and carved & gilded wood box are from Home Goods.  The Venetian Glass mirror is from Bassett Mirror Company.
Slow and steady, our projects are coming together and we are starting to feel like we are home.
xoxo ~ Joy


Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very Pretty! I really like using the black and white prints like that.
Enjoy your week.

Susan said...

They look fabulous! Nicely done! :)

Shell said...

Those long three hours was worth it. Your display is stunning.