I love family photos – especially candid ones. They make a space feel so personal and home-y. But the ease of digital photography is such a blessing and curse, isn’t it?! I have a million photos of my kids, but I so rarely get anything printed, and even more rarely framed. It’s a pain to deal with, and it’s impossibly expensive to do it well.
I wanted to make a family photo wall in our bedroom on the wall opposite the desert murals
, but I wanted something a little different than the standard gallery wall. So I headed to Ace and picked up a few supplies and made a picture rail using just plumber’s chain and two brass rods hung on cafe curtain brackets
It’s a pretty simple set up for displaying my newly printed family photos in some of the prettiest custom frames I’ve ever seen! I partnered up with a new-to-me company called Framebridge, and to say I was impressed with the simplicity, price and quality would be a huge understatement!
To print, frame and ship
a photo from my Instagram account was only $39 with Framebridge
! They have a really great app
that makes it a breeze to order. (How’s that for removing some of the anxiety of the upcoming gift-giving season?!)
The frames come ready to hang with kraft paper backings, felt feet, saw tooth hangers and even nails! I removed the hangers and screwed in little brass hooks to hang the frames on the plumber’s chain.
I love how the simplicity of the rail and chain let the frames (and photos!) be the stars of the show. Hardware store hack success!!
In addition to the great Instagram deal, Framebridge has really straight-forward pricing
on bigger, even much bigger, prints that you can upload for them to print out or you can send in. Like this gorgeous Nicole Cohen print I had them frame. They sent me a prepaid mailing tube and I got this beautiful burl wood beauty right back. I LOVE it.
The art print can be purchased here
(along with a ton of really cool images from the uber-talented Nicole!)
I love discovering companies that make it painless to finish projects for my house! After getting burned one too many times at the arts and crafts store framers, I feel like I’ve found a resource that I’ll be using for a long time to come.
A big thanks to Framebridge for partnering with us on this post! And this just in: use the promo code 2INSTA50 to get two framed instagram prints for only $50! Super sweet.