Remember how I re-matted these frames? Well, I decided I would rather have the same mats for each print.  Here's the new toile background ($0.59 a sheet scrapbook paper):


While I was at it, I moved this collage frame from the stairs


to the girls' playroom. I painted the frames black (they were a light tan color before – hard to see in the picture) and re-matted them as well:


And then I decided that the big barn star in the playroom wasn't girly enough, so I painted it pink:


I updated picture frames throughout the house. What a difference!

Here are some of my favorites:

My handsome hubby.

My girls. Can you tell who's who? Sara Paige is on the left.

My sister, Amanda and me.

Kate holding Sara Paige.

A photo of Sara Paige that says "Angels danced the day you were born."

A moment captured right after Sara Paige was born. I think Brad took it. What a multi-tasker, huh?

Kate (about 1 year old) and my Papap.


And this is a picture Brad took of Sara Paige today. I'll have to print it off at Walgreens to frame ASAP.

Oh, and in case you're wondering, here's what I replaced the collage frame with on the steps (a Canton find!):


Thanks for looking :)

PS – I keep tweeting Oprah but no response yet. Maybe she's busy or something. Maybe I'll try Martha.


Moving Around and Updating Picture Frames

10 thoughts on “Moving Around and Updating Picture Frames

  • April 19, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    so cute! I love the rematting with scrapbook paper…way cute:) I can’t wait to see all this in person on “McKinney Martha’s” night:)

  • April 20, 2009 at 8:34 am

    Love it! I may just have to “jennify” the matting on my picture frames now!

  • April 20, 2009 at 9:10 am

    I just found your site. As luck would have it, I’m in the midst of redoing lots of photos in my house.
    I love the idea of rematting with scrapbook paper! Was the paper in back, with the photos on top?
    I was just looking at all my orangey oak picture frames and not liking them … how did you paint them? Did you prime them first? What kind of paint did you use?

  • April 20, 2009 at 11:40 am

    Sara Paige is beautiful – I LOVE that picture of her!

  • April 20, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    Tracy – glad you found the link for how to cover mats, it makes a huge difference!!
    And for the frames… I did prime them (with a cheapy spray paint primer) and then spray painted them with quick dry black spray paint. After they were dry, I flipped them over to spray the back side. You could also use regular house paint. I’ve tried acrylics before but wasn’t crazy about how it looked! Let me know if you have any other questions :)

  • April 23, 2009 at 8:16 am

    Your family is precious and your prints look fantastic–great idea to back with scrapbook paper–why didn’t I think of that!
    It looks wonderful!

  • April 23, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    Those look fabulous, love the shelf! Is the collage in the playroom from Red Envelope? I LOVE LOVE that!

  • April 26, 2009 at 8:21 am

    Nice use of scrapbook paper.

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