One thing all our rental places lacked was the personal touch, we simply couldn’t be bothered and the places weren’t exactly right. Now, having our own little abode is different and having a child made us slightly more sentimental. The only problem we couldn’t figure out was how do we make the modern colour photos look good. So we decided on the old black and white photos instead, our ancestors, some we have no idea who they were but still lovingly picked from the stashes of old photos at our parents’ homes.
The second part of the project were the frames, we didn’t want any old shop bought frames, we wanted something more interesting, and inexpensive too. It took us several months to collect the frames from charity shops and car boot sales and once we had a decent amount they got sanded, primed and painted in black gloss.
The idea is to build up the collection, this is just a start, there are so many pictures we love and want to look at every day.
Here are the simple steps in pictures: