We started by measuring the total height and length of our space, which was a pretty awkward 110" wide by only 36" high. We marked those dimensions out on the floor, and began laying out all the photos that we had within that space.
It was at about this point that we realized that our photos are pretty dated. A whole lot of us being young and fun, not so many family photos that included Ryder Man and our new, go to bed by 10PM reality. I didn't feel like abandoning the project at that moment though and carrying all the frames back to storage, (and by storage I mean the workout room, which sees a whole lot of boxes but not so much fitness) so we decided to put them up anyway and we can change out the photos overtime.
Once we found an arrangement we liked, we cut out paper in the same size and shape of each frame and taped the paper to our wall in as close to the pattern as we could. After a few adjustments, we had a layout we liked.
|White paper on a white wall. Sorry team, I didn't bring my A game.|
Again, it's a work in progress, but better than a blank wall if I do say so myself. Plus I love the idea of a collage of our lives, places we've been, things we've done, etc... all hanging in the space where we'll spend the most time as a family. It's a nice little reminder of where we've been. What about you guys? Any photo collages at your home? Do you go with a theme, or just a bunch of random photos of some of the best times of your life like we do? In my crazy world of plans and lists, random is good.