Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Lots of walls and not a lot of moo-lah dilemma...

I hate it when rooms in my house/apartment are lacking color and details on the walls...what's a girl to do when she has a smaller budget and a lot of tall and wide walls to cover?  El Cheap-o fix-o to the rescue(o)! This was not an original idea.  This came from Katie Byrnes ("that's not my last name anymore, Kari" - okay, okay, Howard) and I think she even stole it from Jade Cook so I am not putting a stamp of originality on this one...instead a stamp of theft.
Welcome to the "C" wall (my new last name is Corsi :-D).

You might feel like you've seen that "C" before, maybe it was at Hobby Lobby which is where I snagged that puppy at a lovingly 50% off price OR you might have seen it if you were sitting amongst the guests at our wedding as it was used above the "altar":


So here's what I did (it's really self explanatory but let me type it out so that my blog has some power to it ;) ).  We registered for the picture frames at BB&B (all except the 4x6 ones one the outer edges, those we got at Walmart for $3).  If you wanted to go to BB&B take a pile of 20% off coupons and go to town, or, If I were you, I would just go to Walmart or Kohls or Hobby Lobby (places that have inexpensive frames) and come up with a collection of frames that fit your fancy.  I then went to Flikr and started typing in the names of things I wanted a picture of.  The theme of this wall is "My Old Kentucky Home" so I started thinking of places in KY that I love and typing in the names of them.  Unfortunately, my husband is an alumni of Indiana University and he deemed it necessary to include 2 pictures from IUs campus (we'll forgive him because he lets me do whatever I want around the apt with little hesitations - as long as it doesn't require too many resources, if ya know what I'm sayin').  So I went to town and got a picture of some of my favorite things in Lexington (my wonderful home for 8 years): Triangle Park, Thoroughbred Park, Pisgah Chapel (where we got engaged), and Memorial Hall (On, On U of K).  Then I thought of Louisville and started typing in places from there that I love (Twin Spires from Churchill Downs, the Belvedere in downtown Lou, Downtown Lou at night, Louisville Slugger Museum, Belle of Lou, Locust Grove - where we were married)...you get the drift.  So I did all of this and saved the pictures to my computer.  I then proceeded to use Snapfish to send the pictures to Meijer (they aren't nazi's regarding copyright information) and I spent a total of $15 and some change to get these pictures developed.  Not only was this cheap but it also helps me remember my "home" and all the love that I have for my friends and family that live there.  I love Kentucky! 

 If you were going to do a wall in your house (which I encourage you to do), what pictures would be important for you to use?  Please share, I'd love to hear from you!



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20 comments:

  1. cute wall! and cute idea of the places. i always choose pictures of people, but places is such a great idea! i just moved and decorated part of one of my walls with a collection of picture frames, and it is might cute if i do say so myself... I have an idea for letters over my fireplace, but its still just an idea in my crafty brain.

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  2. I love your picture wall! The "C" in the middle is a fantastic idea! It turned out beautiful!

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  3. What a great idea to use photos of favorite places. Kentucky is a beautiful place for inspiration. Thanks for showing this to us on Modern Craftswoman Monday! Rory

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  4. Love the layout. The monogram is so pretty {simply gorgeous in the wreath} You did a great job putting this together! Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly apprecite it. Hope you are enjoying your week. ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  5. Turned out great! I've been trying to figure out how to do a photo wall in my house, I love the idea of a letter! (found you at Tutorial Tuesday)

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  6. Cute, cute, cute! Love that C
    Be blessed. Cindy

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  7. Love how your wall turned out. Not a lot of money to cover a lot of space. Great idea.

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  8. Visiting from Coastal Charm Party! I really like how your picture turned out. I like the thrifty way of doing it better than BB&B!! I did a picture wall in my foyer stair wall of family. I had so many mismatched frames so I just painted them and bought mats so the pictures stand out. Simple, inexpensive and beautiful! Just like your wall! You also have a new follower!! I love this new blog world!

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  9. huh, I never thought to do places. Great idea. I think your wall looks fantastic!

    Thank you for participating in the Creative Therapy Session at Life in the Pitts.

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  10. I love the big letter! I can't wait until I have wall space of my own to do that!

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  11. I love all of the places...very clever. C is for clever. :) Lisa~

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  12. That looks great - what a super idea!! I like your big 'C' too :)

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  13. I LOVe this collage!! The monogram in the middle is perfect! Visiting from Justsewsassy.com

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  14. You have a great blog! I am your new follower. Come by and visit me at http://showememama.blogspot.com

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  15. Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

    madincrafts.blogspot.com

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  16. Looks great! I love how you made everything symmetrical!

    Thanks for joining me for Friday Favorites!

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