Hi, everyone! Happy Wednesday 🙂 It’s been awhile since I posted twice in one week! This post won’t be very lengthy but I wanted to share something really great with all of you.
A couple of months ago I posted about an old window DIY project that I completed after buying a pretty white painted old window at Picks, a local resale store. I retrofitted it with some office supply clips in order to display photos. For the last couple of months I have had my Christmas cards hanging up there and I have loved seeing all of them hanging in one place. This weekend I finally got around to taking down all of my Christmas decorations….oops….(I know it’s late February but I just couldn’t bear to take my pretty tree down!!!)….which meant taking down the Christmas cards too.
A week or two ago I saw an ad on Instagram (they’ll always get ya!) for a company called Artifact Uprising who sells all types of photos products – prints, photo books, canvas prints, and much more. I loved the style they were showing on Instagram and since I knew I wanted to order some more recent prints to put back up in the window I decided to order last week and give it a try. I ordered two different sets of 10 prints, one set in 5″x 5″ and one set in 4″ x 4″. I chose a mix of photos of myself and my friends, my family, Luna, and some fun landscape shots I’ve taken over the last year.
The prints arrived yesterday and I couldn’t be happier with them. They came in such cute packaging and I was so excited to open them up and take a closer look.
I chose to have “exposed borders” instead of the image bleeding all the way to the edge and I love the raw/polaroid style look they have with the border around them. Below is an up close shot of all of the prints I ordered – the first shot is the 4″ x 4″ set and the second is the 5″ x 5″.
Once I got the photos unpackaged I laid them all out together and started to piece and lay them together based on what looked good from a layout perspective – I made sure to mix the larger and smaller sizes together as well as mix some of the photos with people along with some of the landscape photos so it was well balanced. I hung a 5″ x 5″ photo on each of the 8 main clips in the 8 panes. Then I hung additional photos off the bottom and sides of those main 8 with additional clips. I have a set of fairy string lights from Target woven through the panes and like turning the lights on at night to add some soft glow.
A couple of weekends ago when I was shopping at Hobby Lobby the wooden decor was all 50% off and I found this thankful sign in the perfect off white cream finish that matches the window. I envisioned it and thought it would look great over the frame and I’m really happy with how it adds to the display in a simple way. It also of course does a great job of describing how I feel when I think about all of the wonderful friends, family, I have and all of the experiences I have had the opportunity to have over the last year. Lots of great memories that I’m happy to see and reflect on every day.
If you’re looking for any updated photo products such as prints or photo books I definitely encourage you to order from Artifact Uprising – – you can go to their website and check out their products by following this link! I had an excellent experience and can’t wait to utilize them again down the road for other projects. The price was reasonable at $1 per print for these sets of 10 so I also felt like I didn’t spend more than I wanted to.
I hope you all are having a wonderful week!