Thursday, September 29, 2011

On the walls

We don't have much.  On the walls, that is.  I recently took a photography class, and for our last assignment I went out to take some photos of our downtown area. 
The sky was so beautiful!  When I saw how these turned out, I knew I had to hang some.  So....enter Michaels' 'Barnwood Frames'
I bought all they had in stock during a 55% off sale....an 11x14, and three 8x10s.  I wanted to use three of them on a little wall in our living room, so I did the 'craft paper' trick to figure out the placement of the nails:
Somehow, it worked. 
Then I managed to find a mat for the 11x14 for just $2 at Hobby Lobby.  Score!  Now I just need to take a portrait shot for the middle frame. 
I wish I'd thought to take this picture during the day!  You get the idea.  I also got a 16x20 Barnwood frame for the other side of the dining room opening, and a matching mat at Hob Lob.  Tip - matting is much cheaper there than at Michaels!  Hang anything lately?

12 comments:

Sharon@Sharon at Home said...

Sara ... fabulous pictures.

Jill said...

They look awesome!

lauren @ our big fat farm wedding: crazy ever after said...

Love the barn wood frames. We just received a beautiful wedding gift that was a custom made mirror with a barn wood frame. I will have to hit up the Hob Lob to see if I can score a good deal on a few of those frames. Great photos!

Kit @ DIYdiva said...

Love your pics. They look great in the barnwood frames!

Anonymous said...

looks great! what is the craft paper trick? I need it!

Mrs. Chic said...

Those are amazing pictures!!

Vonda said...

I hadn't hung a thing in our new house since we moved in June until 2 weeks ago. Now on a mission and almost finished hanging what we have that we LIKE. There are some things that are now in our storage room that didn't make the cut. But at least that gives us extra frames.

Danielle and Clint said...

O wow!! You did a great job on your assignment! The flower baseket one is so beautiful! You need to frame that one!

kristi.w. said...

I LOVE those barnwood frames! Very cool

Kate@TwentySixToLife said...

Your photos are great! I really need to find a photography class in my area, that seems so fun.

kelly@tearinguphouses said...

nice photos! i especially like the flowers.

nasagreen said...

Great job Sara! The pictures are wonderful and you always find a great deal at Hobby Lobby! I wish I had one of those. Joann's doesn't have a great selection.