My blog home isn’t the only thing getting a freshening up these days.
The old money pit has been slowly, but surely, getting itself in order too.
Thanks to me of course (NOT thanks to the kids. I found a shoe print on my wall today. A shoe print. Like waist level. Why? Why? WHHHHYYY???!)
I’ve made over the playroom, and reworked the family room, and while the laundry room remains in shambles (I hate painting, I just do), my family room is on it’s way to glory courtesy of some fancy wall art.
CreateMyWalls, makers of seriously awesome wall photo canvases, helped me FINALLY do something with the awesome family photos we did when I was chunkier (I’m sorry, it’s all I see, and I want a retake. Or more photoshopping) last fall.
I figured that, even though I LOVED every little thing about having our photos done, it’s unlikely that we will repeat the experience within the next 8 years (nothing against our photographer or the outcome, it’s simply in our history that we won’t have a family photo taken unless someone is born, which isn’t happening, or something amazing happens which only occurs approximately every 8 years or so). And, that being the case, blowing them up and adorning our grotesquely empty walls with them was the exactly perfect solution.
Now, if only I could figure out HOW to hang them on the wall!
Geometry has never really been my thing (ask Mr. Promesal, my 10th grade geometry teacher, he’ll tell you), and apparently it still isn’t because this is what I came up with…
Ew, right? I know. I know. The canvas itself is amazing. The layout of these photos makes me want to hurl.
I tried this set up next (ignore the bad dog sitting on the couch)…
Slightly less pukey, but I’m still debating where to go with the smaller photos.
Pinterest will tell me (unless you want to, because I’m open to ideas!).
And, really, why can’t I do this? Hanging pictures isn’t rocket science!
Since we’re still partying this week here on the new and improved Dude Mom blog, it doesn’t matter anyway! Because, I’m going to give one of you a canvas and you can hang it any way you desire at your house!
To enter to win a CreateMyWalls canvas for your empty wall, just leave a comment sharing the last time you had a family photo taken.*
Ours can’t be the only family that neglects this task!
**I received a canvas from CreateMyWalls free of charge to test out their service. The beautiful family was supplied by me so naturally, I love it!