Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Trendy Wednesday - Oversized Photo Frames and Mats

I thought I'd shake things up a bit and chat about a trend for the home that I happen to love. I have been trying for years to decide what to do with the pictures we ordered from our wedding photographer. We will celebrate our fifth anniversary in December, and we have yet to frame the pictures from our wedding. I am really bad about getting this kind of thing done. I get really nervous about having to make big decisions that require a big financial investment (hence we still sit on $19.99 barstools instead of the super fancy modern ones I fell in love with). I don't know what it is. I think I just always worry that a different decision would have been better. This wedding picture procrastination started from the very beginning. It took me a year to pick out the 40 pictures I wanted developed into 8x10s and put in this beautiful leather bound book. I swear I changed my mind about one thousand times. Then it took our photographer a while to get the book to us, so he threw in three 11x14 prints for free. Imagine the anxiety this caused me! I couldn't decide whether to go with a black frame, a dark brown frame, or a polished nickel frame. And then came the mat choices. Oh my goodness the possibilities are endless (and overwhelming and pricey!).

Finally, the other day I got the latest Pottery Barn catalogue and for the first time since we've been married, they are carrying a frame that holds 11x14 prints! And the frames are gorgeous. They are simple and elegant, and I think that the oversized mat adds a modern twist to the frame. I went with the polished nickel because I felt that would give us more freedom to hang them in various locations and not have to worry about matching wood to wood. I cannot tell you how much I love them and how beautiful the pictures look. I feel like our living room looks complete now. We were able to add a truly elegant touch to the room for under $300. That is the cost I assumed we would pay for having one photo framed professionally. Not bad!
Some things are worth waiting for (or procrastinating over)!

1 comment:

  1. Oooh, totally meant to tell you that the pictures look AWESOME!!! I loved them! Such a perfect finish to your walls!



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