We have a lot of walls in our house. Tall, short, wide, narrow. Walls for days. We decided to do our staircase picture wall with pictures of friends, family and scenic photos from our honeymoon and other trips we have taken together. Below is a collage of the only pictures out of about 30 that are of us alone.
Top left: San Francisco
Top right: Our wedding
Bottom Left: Maui for our honeymoon
Bottom right: Our wedding
We have a great mantle and thought it would be a great place for a wedding picture or two. But here is the thing....I feel weird having pictures of myself hanging around the house. So the picture we picked out to place on the mantle was of champagne flutes in focus and us blurry in the back. The clock used to play Beatles songs every hour but it disrupted our t.v. shows so I turned the sound off. Priorities.
There is something about seeing my face lurking on the walls that skeeves me out. We have a 11x13 engagement photo with a signature mat from my bridal shower that my husband wants me to frame and hang up but I don't have a clue where to put it. In the bedroom? No thanks. I don't want to stare at a picture of myself on the wall day in and day out. Especially if that picture is isolated and not part of a collage (like our staircase collage).
Whenever we get around to painting this wall (this needs to move to the top of the to do list) I plan to hang scenic pictures from trips we have taken together. Tahoe, Maui, Kona, Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, Albuquerque, New York and Washington D.C. Will these pictures include our faces? Maybe one or two but certainly not all.
We really need to get rid of that old console. To do list: put on Craigslist.
What are your thoughts about hanging large pictures of yourself in your home?