All three of my kids have a very different bond with him, but since Boo-Boo doesn't have a brother I think the two of these have a brotherly bond if that makes any sense at all. They wrestle, play tug-of-war, chase each other, and just genuinely love one another.I loved that this picture captured such a sweet moment between the two of them that I decided it needed to go on my photo wall so I made it black and white and added it to the wall.
When we moved in our house a few years ago I started on this project because I had wanted to do it for years. I collected lots of different black frames to add to some that I already had and then went through old photos to select the ones I wanted to print.
To get an idea of how things would look I spread out all of the pictures out on the floor and then moved them around until I had them the way I wanted it positioned. Then I just sort of went for it and we started hanging. There was really no rhyme or reason to it...I just tried to mix it up and I LOVED the outcome. It's one of my favorite things to look at and I often catch the kids looking at the pictures, too. It's like a walk down memory lane.
It's on the wall leading from our mudroom to the kitchen/foyer area (and directly across from my desk area), so I see it all the time!
A few notes if you want to do a similar project:
*I started with the center and worked my way out. I really didn't stress too much about placement or measuring, I just held it up and did what I thought looked right and because it isn't all in straight lines it really doesn't show any imperfections in my hanging skills. I tend to take more of a "that looks good enough" mentality when it comes to hanging these.
*I only started with about half of the pictures that I have up now. I purposefully left plenty of room so that I could add to it as I had new pictures I loved and wanted to display.
*I have frames from everywhere! Target, Wal-Mart, HomeGoods, TJMax, Tuesday Morning, Michaels, and pretty much everywhere else. When I find black frames on sale I'll pick them up and save them until I have more pictures to add to my wall. Because none of the frames match, I'm able to keep adding to this wall.
*Some of these pictures are professional ones (taken by the one and only Jen during her photographer days) and others are just pictures I took. I convert the ones I take to black and white using iPhoto on my computer and print. I haven noticed that sometimes when I get them printed they look more blue or green than black/white. Jen suggests trying to print from Costco for the best quality in black/white and I could tell a big difference on this last picture I had printed. I did one at a drugstore, but it turned out so green that I re-printed it at Costco.
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