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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

My Grown-up Collage

When I was in middle school, high school, and college I loved making collages. I think it first started with a Leonardo DiCaprio (or as I called him, Leo) collage in one of those binders with a clear plastic sleeve on the outside. I cut tons of pictures and words out of magazines to make the perfect collage. This later evolved into making photo collages in the same types of binders and posterboard and in college on my dorm walls. I do love photos and taking photos! I guess it has always been a big thing in my family.

In Eric and I's new home we have a big wall in our living room opposite the fireplace and tv. I knew as soon as we moved in that I wanted to make a wall collage - a much more grown-up version of my old collages of course.  I collected picture frames from HomeGoods little by little and wall boxes as well. Due to other house priorities (such as getting a new bed, organizing things, and whatnot), it took like 5 months after we moved in before I had everything ready and we put it up. This was no easy task to hang either. I'm sure Eric was about to kill me when I asked him to move a couple of things ;) This was the wall sometime in the fall before the collage. 

We had some friends over to watch a Clemson game. This is my sister in law Megan, me, and our friend Emily.


Current wall collage and sofa table

I chose pictures of us, family, and friends. Almost all of them are from our wedding or events around then (rehearsal, honeymoon). I went with normal sized frames and varied the orientation of the frames so I could use different pictures and it made the collage more interesting. What do you think? I really like it!

The sofa table underneath has a couple of pictures too and some decorative vases and such- a lot of it came from HomeGoods, one of my fav stores! I could do some serious damage in that store. I like to swap out the decor on the table a bit for certain seasons like fall, Christmas, etc. I am still gathering good decor items for places such as this (and other places around my house) from Goodwill, Salvation Army, garages sales so it takes some time to find good stuff but that is okay. I also plan to make some decor type items from different ideas I have seen.

Sofa table decor at Christmas

For now I will enjoy my saweet wall collage :)


  1. Emily!! I love it!! I can't wait to stalk you!! :) The layout is adorable! love you!

  2. I am glad you like the layout :)


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