The reason I love it so much is the collection of art we have hanging.
Photo by Chris Jenkins
I have been doing this since I lived in my tiny apartment in Midtown Memphis. As an Art major, I had collected way too many little pieces or photographs that I couldn't live without seeing on a daily basis. It was a small hall of fame there, and very eclectic.. with different frames, no real rhyme or reason.
When we created the "picture wall" in our loft in Columbus, I tied everything together with black frames and white matts. You could see this from the street below, and we kind of got known for it. We were even featured in a little magazine! This is one of my favorite photos of our family
(Photo by Kelly Tippett)
So when we bought this house, I knew we would be expanding the wall to the hallway. My secret: I don't measure; I just eyeball where things should go. No stress. One thing I absolutely don't care about in my house: nail holes. Rock them out. You can always "dap them up" later if you see them and they bother you.
This is one of the least expensive things I have ever done, but by far is one of my favorites. WalMart has great inexpensive frames now, and I raid them quite often.
Menus from some of our most amazing dinners, artwork from our niece, Mia, and one of my favorite book covers. See, I did use the "leftovers" from this project!
The ticket to the unforgettable bullfight in San Miguel, Mexico last summer. I mainly watched through my fingers at that one. It was like a scary movie!
My signed Kudzu Kings Album.. my Ole Miss graduation gift from my friend Jonathan. We were big fans.
I love catching a glimpse of one of these when walking through the hall. It never ceases to make me smile.
And, now that big girl is in our life, I think we will be adding on to the hallway!
I am having a blast practicing with her.
Frida, I think, is over it.