Monday, March 21, 2011

Finally, Some Family Photos!!

I realized a couple months ago that aside from our Christmas card photos, we have not taken the time to print out any family pictures in over a year. How is that possible with young kiddos? I don't know, but I think moving into a foreclosed home and then general contracting a basement finish have something to do with it. Regardless, I decided that we needed to display some current, meaningful family photos.

About a month ago, I found some poster frames on clearance (Target, of course), and then I purchased a couple white photo mats
at Michael's. This past weekend, we finally picked out two pictures that were taken this past fall on a family outing to Afton State Park on the St. Croix River.  We had them blown up to 11" x 14" size and printed them in black and white at Sam's Club. We chose to hang them (with 3M picture hanging nail holes!!) upstairs in the hallway between bedrooms. Now, I get a huge smile on my face every time I walk down that hall!!

Here is the hallway before: 

And after this simple, inexpensive addition: 

Cost Breakdown:
Poster Frame (Target Clearance): $3.74
Photo Mat (Michael's with coupon): $3
Enlarged Photo (Sam's): $2.87
Total: Less than ten buckaroos per piece of priceless art!

1 comment:

  1. Nice work! It makes the hallway feel so home-like, and for less than $10?? Awesome :)

    p.s. Thanks for the link!