Tuesday, August 4, 2009

tuesday trinkets.

I will admit, I don't have any fabulous new internet or shopping finds to share with all of you this Tuesday, but I will let you in on the project that I have been working on over the last few days.

Kyle and I registered at Pottery Barn and in addition to receiving many generous gifts from our registry, we also received many gift cards. I have had a hard time parting with many of these gift cards. I know that I'm not always going to be able to stroll into Williams-Sonoma and Pottery Barn and walk out with some great finds, without ever having to hand over my credit card. I am very thankful for these gift cards (and all of the incredibly generous gifts we received) and have been trying to be wise about how we spend them.

When I received an email from Pottery Barn that their wood gallery frames were on sale, I decided these would be more than worthy of my precious gift cards. Jenn bought a few of these frames the last time they were on sale and they look great in her apartment, so I decided to follow her very stylish lead and pick up a few of my own.

Here are some photos of our bedroom before the purchase of the frames (and before any of my decorative influence whatsoever), during the process, and after:

the bedroom (pre-Stephanie)

figuring out the layout

the almost final product

I am pretty proud of how it turned out. I took on the project all by myself and only required Kyle's occasional thoughts on how things were looking. There may be a
few lot of extra holes in our walls, but I think the final result looks great! We are going to fill the frames with pictures from the wedding s I will post a new picture once I have chosen the pictures and filled our pretty new frames. I am hopeful that picture selection will be a little less time consuming than the task of hanging 9 perfectly level, evenly spaced frames.

Now I am off to do some tidying up around the apartment and start packing for Troy & Ivy's wedding. We are very much looking forward to a weekend of celebrating our wonderful friends!

1 comment:

  1. I can totally relate on how difficult it was to hang those frames. Last summer my walls recieved SEVERAL new holes due to my guess and check style of framing. i did the pics of my kids from haiti hung in a gallery style over my bed...very tricky!!! looks great steph!! miss you prooms! loved seeing you at kels' wedding!