Pretty Pictures

In yesterday’s paper there was an article about turning your photos into wall art, it made me think of some recent pictures that I need to frame.  There are so many options…

First, there’s the classic frame. I’m partial to frames that come with mattes, they always seem more polished and really make the photos pop. Here’s a great pic of my grandma… I found the frame at a Rite Aid for like five bucks.

Then there are companies that turn your photos into wall art, like BumbleJax that I read about in the paper yesterday.  And there are lots of places that will print your photos on canvas.

If you want to go the old fashioned route and use frames, use a design tool like the one from Pottery Barn to help you plan out a wall of photos. Art Wall offers layout ideas (and even fills in the art pieces for you if you want).

Wall Decor Tool from Pottery Barn

Art Wall

If you need to buy frames, look for an Aaron Brothers near you, twice a year (usually around the holidays and in the summer) they have a “buy one, get one for a penny” sale on all frames.  And, of course, IKEA is always a great option for frames (the catalog and Web site have good frame layout ideas too!).

IKEA frame idea from Web site.


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