Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Picture Canvas (21/31)

Welcome back to 31 Days of adding beauty & loving my home! This post is part of a series for the month of October (I'm catching up!) - visit the first post for details & links to all the other posts! 

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A couple years ago, Matt and I took the boys for a fall walk. We loaded up on powdered donuts and apple cider and got them all settled into the wagon as we walked through colorful trees and pointed out the sights and sounds of fall. It's a really sweet memory! I took some photos during this outing, and one of my favorites was a picture of Matt pulling the boys along and Henry leaning over just enough to spot me.

Apparently, my Grandma loved this photo so much that she wanted to have it blown up for me. She ordered it as a canvas and surprised me with it for Christmas! It was an awesome surprise, and a wonderful gift! I wish I would have known, so I could have sent her the full-resolution photo (she'd pulled it off my Facebook wall), but it's still beautiful as it is - and it would have ruined the surprise!

I hung the canvas in our bedroom, in a place that I can always see when I'm in there. The photo is missing one of my boys, now, but I love that so much of my heart is in this picture! I'm so grateful to have this piece in our home.


I framed it by making a simple paper heart garland out of old dictionary pages and some light yellow cardstock. I taped them up with some glitter tape that I cut into a ribbon shape. The main colors in this room are green, white and black, and I'm using yellow and gold to add some extra color and brightness to the space. You can see a few more examples in my love collage post.

I've always wanted to order more canvases after loving this one so much, but I haven't done it yet! I have a hard time deciding what photos to use and wanting to include everyone. Someday!

31 Days of Adding Beauty and Loving My Home

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