Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Wall

Late last fall, our niece Heather Lehman of Lisbet Photography took some really fun family pictures of us.  I wanted to do these pictures honor by displaying them in just the right way.  So I thought and dreamed and thought some more, but nothing seemed to pop into my noggin.  Then, as if on cue, our oldest monkey girl gave us our Christmas present a bit early.

She photo crafted some beautiful letters to spell out our family name utilizing natural elements.  Then, our oldest monkey boy made a rustic frame for the letters and Presto! we have a masterpiece, and as it turned out, a centerpiece for the family photo wall.

In order to design the wall, I opted for simple white 8x10 frames from IKEA.  The frames do not distract from Heather's amazing shots of our family.  I arranged the photos in groupings - individuals of the boys, individuals of the girls, family, kids together, and of course one of the two people responsible for all of these monkeys. 

I also had a vision to keep the wall rustic and natural since our pictures were taken in the great outdoors.  Since, I had some lovely pottery made by my niece and my sister in law, I decided to showcase those fun pieces on the wall.  

The wall was really shaping up, but I had a dilemma.  Our doorbell speaker (blasted, ugly thing) was in the way of the almost perfect picture wall.  That speaker jeered at me with its ugliness and taunted me with its presence.  So, I had two choices.  I could demolish the darn thing.  Heaven knows, I've wanted to smash that doorbell so many times when it blasted out its annoying "ding dong" just as I had put the baby to sleep and sat down to eat bon bons.  Or I could camouflage it...

I opted for the camouflage route.  With the strategic placement of a couple of birds and a nest, I said, "Take that you ding dong!"

So there you have it, our family photo wall.  It is my second favorite wall in our house.  Stay turned and I will show you my first favorite photo wall soon.



1 comment:

  1. very nice -- can't wait to see it in person