staircase photo collage
I *finally* finished printing photos and putting them in the frames that I had hung (almost a month ago!) over our staircase last night, so I thought I’d show them off today. I chose a mix of different black frames, black or off-white mats, and color, b&w, and sepia-toned photos. The color and B&W pictures are from our wedding, and we mixed in sepia-toned pictures of our parents and grandparents on their respective wedding days. I’m pretty happy with how it all came together.
Here’s what the staircase looked like before (with the previous owners’ photos):
And here she is now:
We ripped out the carpet in May, and there’s still a few pesky, hard to pull out carpet staples left. I think this is one of those projects that neither Jason nor I tackle because we’re both secretly *hoping* that the other person will do it.
It’s incredibly hard to capture all of the frames in the same photo. It looks like they’re at an awkward height here, but I assure you they’re not.
See? Here’s the view from the dining room:
To hang these, I laid out the frames on the floor and played around until I liked how they look. Then, I started hanging pictures, starting in the middle of the staircase and working my way up/down. I know that it’s recommended that you use a taped piece of paper to mark things off on the wall, but I just don’t have the patience for that. I really like it for now, but would love to add in some more ornate frames or maybe even a few oval frames.
Anyone else sporting the over-the-staircase photo collage? Does it make you smile every time you walk up or down the stairs, too?
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