Ever since we've moved into our house, we've had two framed prints on our living room wall -- I'd picked them up at a yard sale before I was even married, and they "worked." You know, that "worked" which is far less than ideal, but better than a blank wall? In the end, I'm glad I didn't end up updating them until now, because I only found the idea for their replacement recently!
When I saw these DIY Photo Clipboards on Love Grows Wild, I knew exactly what I wanted for that wall! I changed mine up a bit (using different size boards for an array of sizes, and not distressing them quite as much), but other than that I followed Liz's excellent directions. I'm so pleased with how they turned out -- I found the little bulldog clips in the scrapbook section at JoAnn's, and I think they're just charming.
I also added a slate to the wall, for a little bit of variety -- I've had it since I lived in Pennsylvania as a child (it's a real roof slate), so it's funny to me that you can now buy them in craft stores. The text was the inspiration of the moment -- i.e., my eagerness to actually get these up on the wall -- with a chalk pen, but I like it. I may change it later, but for now it stays.
I'm hoping to add a plate to the left side of my grouping; I've always wanted to try using Sharpie on a white plate, so I'm thinking of an anchor with the lyrics to "Eternal Father" around the edge -- it's long been a favorite hymn, and with my dad formerly and my husband currently in the Navy, it seems appropriate! But that will probably be at our next home, considering how little time we have left here. Which reminds me that I should probably be doing something other than writing a post right now...
May God bless you as the week comes to a close!