picture rail wall {updated!}

updated picture rail 600x400 picture rail wall {updated!}

A few years ago, we decided to put up a long picture rail on our large family room wall.  Just last weekend, I decided to update it! I switched out all of the burlap ribbon with black grosgrain ribbon, switched out some photos/art, and added a couple small accents.

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I think the contrast from the black ribbon/white frames adds a nice contrast, and I really like the visual of adding multiple items to a single hook.

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I’ll have a tutorial for the canvas art next week–it’s one of my favorite parts of this “new” wall!

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home tour {caitlin wilson design}

Happy Tuesday, friends! I’ve got the loveliest of homes to share with you all, designed by the uber-talented Caitlin Wilson. This Philadelphia home is infused with happy color, charming pattern, and is playful yet refined. I especially love the touches of gold, the wood/white contrast and the office (that wallpaper)! Enjoy!

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all images via caitlin wilson

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my source for inexpensive large prints {and our photo wall}

living room decor 600x399 my source for inexpensive large prints {and our photo wall}

About 2 years ago, I shared this same corner of our living room. I scored the 14×14 frames from ebay, and used colored mats (to make the photos pop) and black and white photos. A week ago or so, I realized I needed to update this wall (my sweet 16 month old was nowhere to be found on it-sad!), and I was tired of the colored mats and wanted to go with something more neutral.

large prints cheap 600x423 my source for inexpensive large prints {and our photo wall}

So, what’s my source for large, super-cheap prints? Staples! I got these 10×10 images (printed on 11×17 cardstock) for less than 50 cents each. Done! Color prints are a bit more expensive, at about $2 a piece. Now, realize this is NOT photo paper and Staples is not a photo printer. The quality is slightly less impressive than other large prints I’ve had made, but I also saved more than $25 having it done this way, so I’m more than thrilled with how they came out.

Note: I cropped and resized my images in photoshop first, to get them to the 10×10 size I wanted. I then asked Staples to print them onto 11×17 cardstock and I cut them down myself (they have a cutting fee if you want them to do it). Here are the prints before I cut them down to size.

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The mats are nothing more than poster board cut down to size (the poster board was more expensive than the prints!).

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Cut out your poster board mat, use double sided tape to tape down your picture, and you’re done!

staples prints 600x316 my source for inexpensive large prints {and our photo wall}

I love little tricks like this…it allows me to change up my decor more than I otherwise would be able to do. What are your tips/tricks for getting great deals on home decor projects? Would love to know!

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