One of my goals for this month is to get more photos printed and framed. I have had a few projects in mind for awhile and this is the first one.
Remember when I shared my idea for the dining area? My "sketch" showed a big fiddle leaf fig in the corner and two oversized framed photos.
The frames are Ribba from Ikea. I went with the 19.5x27 size and ordered 20x30 photo prints from unitprints.com. I was thrilled with the print quality and just had to trim a bit off the top and side to make the photos fit the frames (I knew this would be the case - Ribba frames are inexpensive, but annoyingly sized).
I wanted the photos to be family photos, but I didn't want them to be too posed or "looking at the camera" images. These were my favorites of the three of us that were in a vertical format. Originally, I thought black and white photos would be better here, but I am glad I kept them in color. Because there is not a lot going on in each photo, they don't seem to overwhelm.
I'm about ready to call this dining area complete. We have been eating dinner here (instead of in front of the TV) and every time we sit down I am glad I went for the big table. It's probably tied for favorite purchase along with the hanging lamp and ampersand. (The ampersand was purchased on clearance at World Market, the vase is Crate & Barrel and the candle holders were found via craigslist.)
Huge thanks to unitprints.com for helping me print these oversized photos. I found their site easy to use, shipping turn-around quick and photo quality fantastic. Please note that while project idea, post and opinions are all my own, I received a discount on photo printing in exchange for sharing here.