When I was in college I always envied people who had cute apartments. I did not – try as I might – have a cute apartment. When I graduated and moved home, same thing. It’s something that is hard to accomplish when you live with several other single women. So when I finally ditched the roommate scene for the spousal scene, I figured I could finally start making my house a home.
Our wedding photographer had promised pictures in 6 to 8 weeks – 16 weeks and several emails later, we finally did get them and I had my very first project. As I have said before, I’m not creative. It is not beneath me to ask one of my more talented sisters to help me with anything having a creative aura to it.
One Saturday we went to the store to pick out picture frames. Knowing what frames I had, I then had the task of picking out pictures. Which my sister also helped with. When they arrived we set a time for her to come over and help. She decided we should stick in some wall art and a clock to break up the photos. She also suggested buying some butcher paper and doing a layout first.
I thought the project would take two hours max….about four hours or so later, we were almost finished – I finished the second wall by myself.
Of course – it didn’t help that Shutterfly sent me pictures that were less than top quality and we spent time trying to find a store we could order photos through for one hour development (which in reality meant three hour development at Wal-Mart). It was a less than relaxing project to say the least but I am happy with the final results.
On the fireplace mantel I have my wedding bouquet, some engagement shots, and the gift mailbox from our reception (I decorated a paper mache mailbox like the one from Up!)