Tuesday, December 29, 2009

hello photos

one of my new year's resolutions for '10 (ok, the only one. i'm not a new year's resolution kind of person.) is to take more photos, print more photos out, make albums, and display them. i used to be really good about taking photos all the time; printing them, and making scrapbooks. the past few years, however, i just haven't done it. i guess i have a little bit more going on these days than i did when i was in college ;) 

anyway, reveling in my 'slow season' for work, this morning i spent about an hour going through photos from our wedding and other highly important moments that happened to have been photographed (i will get better, i will!) and sending them to my local target photo center to be printed for me to pick up! 

enter the next project: frames for those photos. photo frames are one of those things in life that 9 times out of 10, i just feel are way too expensive for what they really are - wood and glass. sooo, being the little DIY lady that i am, i thought i'd makeover a few from the thrift store (and a few i picked up for $5 each at target!).

here are a couple i got from the thrift store for around a dollar each (check out those creepy twins who are too old to be sitting on santa's lap):

i began priming the frames with a spray primer, then came back inside to spray down the glass for the frames (something that's necessary when you get frames from a thrift store!)
something i've figured out is that it's nice to lay the glass down on a wet towel to keep it from sliding around, or to keep fingerprints off - and to keep your fingers safe from the glass!
this is another one of the thrift store frames i bought and sprayed white - i did a little studding on it!
anyway, here are my newly framed photos:

i got this pretty big frame from target (it holds an 8 by 10 photo), and it's a photo of jordan with my brother from our wedding. this one hangs in our bathroom. by the way, our photographer was my very talented friend, mr. kyle hale. he is amazing! his work is my favorite thing about our wedding. 
here are the once-ugly ones from the thrift store, with new photos in them (can you tell i love photos of our brothers?)
a photo of me and my padre dancing at our wedding: (frame from target)

and the studded frame from the thrift store that i painted white and the wavy frame from target with a photo of our favorite feline friend!

there we go! a good start, at least...i plan to do more though! what are your new year's resolutions?


  1. your wedding photog was reallllllly good. Those frames look great!

  2. thanks! yeah, he was great...very talented guy. i was lucky to have him photograph our wedding.

  3. morale of the story: any frame spraypainted white looks chic! especially when grouped together :)
    my new year resolution: do my hair every day!

  4. it's true! spraying things white just makes them look clean and crisp...and it's so eaaaaasy :)

    good resolution! i could never do it! haha...i'm a wash-my-hair-twice-a-week kind of person....


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