I wanted an inexpensive way to display photos that would be changed out regularly. I've used clipboards and wire frames with clothes pins in other rooms (I'll share those throughout the upcoming weeks) and wanted a little bit of a different look. I've seen others who have used vintage pant hangers to display photos or graphic prints, and decided that I needed to try it out for myself. I'm sure you could find a bunch at a thrift store or if you're out antiquing... but for me, my time is limited these days. If you do a general search on etsy for them, you'll see a bunch of shops that sell them. I found a bunch from this one shop, who was selling them for $3.00 a hanger, and decided to jump right on the sale. I love that I'll be able to change out the photos as we grow and change (hopefully that's more so for the girls, than for the hubby and myself)... already, I want to replace 2 of the photos with some of Marley. She needs to be added to the wall, from our newborn session we had with Allison when she was just 10 days old... as soon as I order more prints, that's the plan.
Because the area is a very low light area, we decided to hang our old German window frame mirror (it weighs a TON) on the other side, to create some depth... We picked up the frame from an old antique market in Belgium for a crazy low amount of money (can't remember the exact amount), and then had glass put in the panes, while we lived in Korea. It's been "itching" for a "home", and the foyer was just the spot for it.
Who could resist a reflection full of photos? (If you look close enough, you'll see some Marley spit up on the bottom of my white shirt... yup, right in the middle of photos, the little one decided to gift me with some of her afternoon milk feeding.)
And to add some bold colors to the mix and to tie in the living room colors, I chose this rug from Target.
** Some of you asked what the color of our front door is... it's "Aquarium" by Sherwin-Williams, and then is antique glazed. **