Friday 28 September 2012

Frame-Cluster Friday!

I'm putting this post up as part of my 'I must post some stuff about things I made' series (all part of going back to the roots of why I started this blog two years ago).

I think I've started this post a few times, as the frame-cluster photo wall in question has been up for a while... but in truth, I'm not that happy with it, I'm not sure it's very me or that it works that well... so comments and suggestions of how to improve or change it are very welcome.

Hugh and I had a lot of pictures and frames when we moved into this house but we've been pretty hesitant about putting any up. So last year I went around and gathered together all the light wood frames I could and decided we'd just whack them all up on the wall together and then decide what was going to go in the frames later...

So last April... yep that's April 2011, this happened...

A rough arrangement on the kitchen floor...

Tested out on the wall in newspaper - and then replaced with the frames.
And then... we stopped. So for about 8 months we had lots of sideways pictures on our wall. I can't quite believe it, but we are slow movers in this house.

We had various thoughts about what to put in the frames... but after 8 months of doing nothing I suddenly just got very fed up with our inability to make a descision and did something else which is quite typical of us, I opted for another interim solution. I bought some grey paper and then collected together various photos we had around and used washi tape and photo corners to make some montages. A few of the frames already had photos and mounts in - so I just left them.
I also framed our Christmas cards from 2011 and 2012 - which my Dad was very quick to tell me was a bit strange...

Here is a more 'in situ' shot - (where I've cropped out all the mess in the rest of the room).
This is how the wall has looked since my 'interim fix' earlier this year.
I don't know if I should go all out and make it all family snap shots, or find 'proper' prints. I'm not sure if I should take a few of the frames down, maybe it's just too many? What's most annoying is I don't think this is going to be making it onto Frame Cluster Friday - which, of course, is my new goal in life!

1 comment:

  1. Looks good! I have given myself a goal recently to frame some pictures, because I have so many lovely prints and posters that are hiding in a cupboard because they don't have frames. Actually putting them up will be the next challenge!