An Empty Hallway: Solved
Whenever I'm stumped on a space, I move on. I pretend it doesn't exist, nor does it need my attention. A perfect example of exactly that, is our upstairs hallway. The long wall has been completely empty since the day we moved in. I just never could decide what to hang there. Everything felt out of place, or too forced. Then when I came across a company Perkie Side of Life I became instantly smitten on what they did. They use photos you send them to create high contrast black and white, almost mugshot looking, images. I was in love. These were perfect for that hallway. I chose 3 images of our babies (one being a fur baby) that perfectly depicted them in their most natural states: River adorably being in his own world, Bodhi happy as a clam, and Cowboy giving his "please pet me" eyes.
The hard part was over; I had my images ready. Now, the framing. This is a focal wall in our upstairs, so it was important for me to have the frames be high quality. It's pretty easy to tell just by glancing, a high quality frame from a lower quality frame. I also don't have a lot of extra time on my hands with two little ones, to be running around coordinating having photos printed, then finding frames, comparing matting vs no matting, piecing them together, getting the wire just right for hanging, etc. I mean I barely have time to say all that, much less actually do it! This is where dreams come true for us busy bees: Framebridge.
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