My mom bought me the vinyl words that read "All Because Two People Fell In Love" at Hobby Lobby last year. I immediately knew that I wanted the it in between my windows in my bedroom. I already had a plan for the photos I wanted on that wall and I knew those words above the grouping would be perfect.
I bought my frames at Hobby Lobby for $11.99 each, but they were 50% off, I think (like I said, it was a looooong time ago). The reason I didn't do this project right away is that for some reason, I am drawn to 10x13 frames without even realizing it. I picked up the frames without even noticing the size and figured I would just pick up a mat later after I decided on the photos. Well, of course, 10 x 13 mats with 5 x 7 openings are hard to find, which meant I would have to have my mats cut, which costs $$. So, I waited and I waited and I waited.
One of the other things that was holding me back is the lack of good photos. My computer crashed and died at the beginning of the year, taking many of my photos with it. SIGH! So I just cropped away at the few photos I did have and went for it.
Because it's been a crazy week around here and because I didn't have a lot of $$ to spare, I decide I wouldn't buy mats. I had another plan.
You know that piece of white paper that you see when you purchase a frame. This one even had a picture already on it to give me a guide. I just flipped it over (because it had writing on it) and taped down my picture smack dab in the middle using the reverse side as a guide (is that clear as mud?). Then I put my frame back together and it was ready to hang. You can't even tell it's not matted. HA! I just saved myself about $35.
This is now my photo wall.
I absolutely love it! It's exactly what I envisioned (well, actually in my vision, I was a size 6).
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I'm also linking to Frugalicious Friday at Finding Fabulous, Thrifty Decor Chick's Before and After Party and