I love to take a lot of pictures with my cell phone and digi cam. And what do I do with the photos? Mostly these photos stay in soft copy FOREVER or they stay stored on my slave drive! My hubby keeps chiding me… not for taking pictures but for not doing anything with them. With the invasion of digi cams and cell phone cameras it has become easy to take innumerable pics but tough to actually organise photographs into traditional albums or develop hard copies. I guess the hardest part about photography is actually printing the photos that you click. After loads of chiding, and moral lectures, I made a resolution this year… And NO, I haven’t broken it as yet! My resolution- develop 10 photos a month, which, actually, is not much. Armed with my new resolution, a couple of months ago, I decided to create a photo montage on one of my living room walls; I call it my ‘Hall of Fame’ wall (I know…I have this weird habit of naming just about every corner of my home!) not every photo gets a place here…only the special ones! It’s a photo montage of candid moments of our adventures and of other great memories. Here is a BEFORE and AFTER picture of my DIY!
I took the measurement of the area to be used for the photo montage and bought two strips of wooden beading/ crown molding to frame the area; it didn’t cost me much… 80 rupees (INR) per strip! I procured re-usable photo frames in different sizes, all in similar frames for my DIY project. Having nailed the wooden beading, I painted the inside space in yellow ochre acrylic emulsion (matte finish).
Now comes the toughest part…thinking of a suitable photo layout. I tried out a few layouts on the floor and settled for this one.
I used a patterned roller to create the leafy effect below the lower beading strip (I guess I got too adventurous! I am not very happy with the leafy effect…I am going to repaint it soon).
Creating a montage of photos can be a daunting task, especially when you are a Libran! I can never make up my mind… I end up tossing a coin! The toughest part is to figure out where to begin, how to balance out the photo frames and their layout. I have somehow managed to put up my photo montage but only I know of the horror story behind the layout and the number of holes behind every photo on this wall! I find driving nails into the walls the toughest, especially when the walls are of solid concrete.Here is my 2 pm @ night DIY weekend project! My neighbours must have cursed me that night!
UPDATE: As of now this Photo Montage has been given yet another makeover! Do take a look at the Photo Montage in its New Look, and let me know which one looks… or looked better!
Before I decided my photo layout I did some research on what’s trending, on the internet. Here are some pictures that inspired me for my display. Sharing with all…You may like them to plan yours! Happy Nailing the Walls!
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