The wall in our stairwell has been bothering me since we moved in to our home.
I initially hung a few of our travel prints there, but was never quite happy with the look.
A few months ago, I took them all down.
The wall sat naked for quite some time and every time I went up or down the stairs
(about 50 times a day), I cringed.
I recently ran into Pottery Barn and noticed these large, square, gold frames hiding in the corner.
I picked them up and noticed they were on sale for $31.99. Not too bad since they were 18"x18".
To make a long story short, I bought four that day (and they happened to be on clearance for $21.99)
I then proceeded to call all over the country to hunt down nine more (five for me and four for a client).
Where there's a will, there's a way!
The smaller square frames came from Ikea and I'll tell you all about those at the end of the post.
Now for some pretty pictures....
I risked my life on a ladder and hung everyone of these all by myself.
The frames are filled with prints/postcards/artwork from places we have traveled to
or hope to travel to someday.
I really wanted to fill up the wall, but keep some frames open for future adventures.
So I printed out maps or artwork from destinations we hope to visit someday
and I added "Adventure Awaits" to the bottom.
I have two more small frames to add here, but my 5 foot 3 self couldn't quite reach.
I'll con my husband into doing it someday soon.
The frames came without mats. I simply turned over the cover sheets
to show the sheets and taped the art on top.
Someday I'll have mats cut for them.
I would love to eventually fill up the wall over the window and the wall to the left of the window.
I love that you can see them from the foyer.
I never could find the Pottery Barn frames on their website.
But I found these 12x12 frames at Ikea.
Of course, I had to add some rub n buff to them.
Ten of them, in fact.
Now, instead of cringing, I get excited every time I walk up and down these stairs.
Each time I pass by, I think back on all the fun adventures we have taken over the years
or I dream about the adventures that await us.
I finally got my camera back. It was in the repair shop for almost six weeks
and it ended up costing more than a week's worth of groceries to have it repaired.
I sure wasn't happy about that, but I am thrilled that I can stop using my Iphone as my camera.
Have a fabulous weekend!