Easy Way To Change Your Photo Mats

I want to give Carmel over at Our Fifth House a shout-out for giving me the idea for this project.  She showed how to use any wrapping paper that you like to enhance the mats on your photos or artwork.

 

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We revamped the bar area last week in our house.  Even though the look was updated, I wanted to still use six black and white photos that I snapped while on a bicycling trip in France.  They just looked at home on the bar, but I knew they would be more interesting if the mats were dressed up a little bit.  I bought some black and white striped paper and used it to cover the existing mats that were already in the frames.

 

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Just like Carmel instructed, I wrapped the outside like a gift and then cut an opening in the center.

 

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Then I just cut diagonal slits in the corners and folded in the insides.

 

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Then I put them all back together with the original photos and the original frames.

 

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Although it is hard to see it in this photo, this is a shot of a French monastery  that was blown up in WW II.

 

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I hung two prints on top of the mirror on each side of the bar and propped one on each side.

 

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The black and white paper with the black and white photos are just the right combo to go along with everything else I did to the bar.

Take care.

 

Linking to Between Naps On the Porch My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia No Minimalist Here

Comments

  1. says

    This is a great idea. You have done an excellent job on these photos and the bar remake. I would love to have an area like yours, but my bar would have to share space with the coffee machine.