So I've been wanting to do this great wall collage of black frames ever since I saw Rebecca's. (I totally ripped off one of your pictures - hope you don't mind!) She is so creative and crafty - just like I like to think I am. Doesn't it look great?! It's the combination of that earthy yellowish wall color with the black and white contrast that just speaks to me!
I complimented her up and down about how great this wall looked in her house so she sent me a picture of her inspiration for the same project. Here it is, below. I found out later that it was from potterybarn.com. And who doesn't love Pottery Barn? They do everything good - just like Rebecca.
I've had this stack of frames sitting next to the piano ever since we took down the Christmas tree. Remember all those frames on that tree? They looked so great up there I just couldn't part with them after the season.
Finally I got up the courage to put them on our wall. And this is what I got. (Sorry, no "Before" picture this time!)
It turned out ok and I'm satisfied with it for now. But it will need some tweaking for sure. I'd forgotten that all of Rebecca's pictures were black and white (mental note #1). She also put up the same kind of wainscotting and moulding like the Pottery Barn picture (mental note #2 for Jeremy). And the contrast between the wall color and the frames is not what I wanted either (mental note #3 for Jeremy and me).
The next project will be painting and I think I've finally nailed down a color - and there have been several attempts at finding one. Don't peek at the wall behind our drapes because there are about 8 different shades of "caramel" paint samples to choose from! It's called Bungalow Gold from Lowes. So whenever we get around to that project I'll post an update.
My project execution would have been better had I paid attention to the details. For now, thank you Rebecca for your inspiration.