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February 2, 2010


I am not feeling all together too crafty lately....yes....it's the weather (and the night shifts!), so I have decided to show you more pictures of our house.
I always love seeing how people decorate their homes so I thought I would give you a tour of our main entrance hall.
These pictures started out as coloured prints....I simply had them enlarged
and changed to B&W at a photo shop.
I then framed them (courtesy of IKEA) and made a grouping.
We have several sets of french doors in our home and one day I took the plunge and painted
them all black....(much to my husband's dismay).  But I am really happy with the results!
Painting the stripes on the wall was another fun project......my next task is to paint our kitchen cupboards!
These are some of my most favorite pictures of our three boys (taken when they were much younger than
they are now).
This was a very inexpensive way of decorating a large space, and it is one of my favorite projects ever!
Happy day to you!


Jennifer said...

I love the look and have begun to change over to black and white too. This wall is perfect! There is something sharp, simple and sweet about it. The first one I'm doing is of my son Todd and I when he was a few minutes old in my arms. He's 31 now. I gave him a copy for his 31st birthday with a card describing how I felt at that moment. Memories are wonderful aren't they...sons are cool! Jennifer

Mick said...

Looks Fantastic! I leek the black frames on the doors!

Les Cotrions said...

I like your photos and the black doors and the striped paint!!! Thanks for sharing these lovely images of your home!

Dear Lillie said...

Wow - this looks amazing and I LOVE LOVE LOVE that you painted your french doors black! I wish I had some to do that to! Gorgeous!

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

I have always wanted to that but I just can't seem to get it crossed off on my list of projects!

Your hallway and wall looks lovely, so clean and fresh and inviting.

I love it.


Nora said...

I love the framed black & white photos...

Very elegant.

Keep On Junking

The Smith Hotel said...

Very nice! I am in love with black frames myself! Love how you made them all uniform by making them black and white photos too. Thanks for sharing,

Ana said...

Hi Janis,
I love this look...black and white prints on black frames, very nice. Your hallways looks great....oh and the black french doors are awesome...

Hugs and Kisses,

Tracy Wills said...

I love the grouping and the black frames, looks great!

Unknown said...

They look great...I took all my photos down, to reframe and display on shelves, 6 months later, and Im still waiting!
You may have given me that bit of inspiration I needed!

Shopgirl said...

It looks great. I am always concerned that the pictures don't go together (different backgrounds, etc) but by using all B&W they look beautiful! Thanks for all of your great ideas!
Poppyseeds, Stanwood

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I love that look. I wish I had a stairway to do it...but I have no more walls. Sometimes, I think black and white photos are even more special and beautiful than color!

Deb said...

I love photo gallery walls (especially those in black and white) & yours is gorgeous! I have done one in my family room. I also LOVE the black french doors :-)

Stacey said...

I love that look! Seems like black and white pictures expose the face of a child even more than color does. I have a spot picked out in my house to do something similar.

Maureen said...

Now that is a lot of work! Last summer I visited my daughter in her new city apartment and I gave her 12 B&W framed pictures of Marilyn Monroe from a calendar. It took quite a while to get everything all spaced properly and level. Plus striped walls! Hats off to you!

Kelly Jackson said...

Beautiful looking; beautiful idea. I've done that on a smaller scale and I never tire of the look ....

alice said...

I love peeking into other homes too! Yours is wonderful! I have b&w pictures in my hall. I hope you are feeling better. Take your vitamins and drink lots. That's my Mommaly for the night!
smiles, alice

Rustydiva said...

Love your paint technique on the wall and what sweet sweet pictures!! I noticed your glass panel doors too - love them also. I just got one to go on my gameroom and can't wait to get it installed. I may even paint it black! Beautiful post Janis!


junkermidge said...

Janis, those pictures are gorgeous! I love the look of the black and white. Your front entryway is awesome.

Beth Gales said...

That picture display looks wonderful! Great to have so many nice pictures but even better in a group they make a very cool statement!

Kate said...

OH Janis,

I love love this its so very elegant!!! I so wish I could convince hubby to paint my french doors black. Its so french market Great post Janis thanks for sharing your amazing talent. The B & W display is so inspiring.

Have a great week

Junk Exchange said...

love the look of the b&w prints on the wall .. and the black french doors are super cool .. gives it such an unexpected look .. i like ..

so cool! ..


Rebecca said...

Hi Janis
The hallway is wonderful and I love the photos...so sweet!

Unknown said...

Love the pictures of the kids . . . it is always so nice to have memories of when they are young!! They grow up way too fast!!

I absolutely love the black doors as well!! xo . . . liz


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