Master Bedroom Collage & Monogram

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I hardly have any pictures hanging on the wall of me and my husband together- all our frames are occupied with pictures of the kiddos (they are much cuter than we are!) but I thought it would be fun to make a master bedroom collage that showcased the awesome places we have been, the fun stuff we have done, and the great memories we have made together! I made this arrangement that is now hanging just above our bed and I absolutely love it!

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(The big frame is 24×24 & the other frames are 12×12)

Here is how I made the couple’s collage.

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I bought a frame at a thrift shop for a couple bucks. I painted it black and sanded the edges to distress it a bit.

Then I gathered pictures- lots and lots of pictures (72 to be exact!) I uploaded them to my favorite online editing program, made them all black & white, and then made them into 9 different collages of 8 pictures each.

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I used the same template for each collage, I just flipped the template to give it a little variety. I sized my collages to be 8.25 inches square, which happened to fit my square frame PERFECTLY! No cutting or overlapping needed!

I printed each of them off using my printer at home, which I thought would look ghetto, but I wanted to make sure my spacing was right before I paid to have them professionally printed. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality, especially behind the glass you can’t even tell the difference! So I simply laid (or is it layed?) the collages out and taped them together on the backsides like so:

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Lastly, I put them in my frame and hung it on my wall… but it needed something more.

So I cut each of our initials in black vinyl, added them to the glass of 2 matching frames and planked both sides of the collage.

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Often times my husband and I will just lay at the foot of our bed looking at this collage, reminiscing about all the fun places we’ve been together. It is such a fun piece of artwork for our master bedroom!

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What do you think???

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(This post originally published in October 2009)

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Wife, mom of 5, and creator of Somewhat Simple, Stephanie has a passion to create and inspire. She is an Orange County transplant who is now enjoying life in Phoenix, AZ. She enjoys traveling, shopping, organizing, cooking and creating simple projects for her home and family.
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  1. tales from an oc cottage says:

    How cool!!!

    m ^..^

  2. Very cool collage! I may have to try that. Not sure we have 72 pictures yet, but maybe!

  3. sarah { abeachcottage } says:

    love this, a great project, I need to work on my pics…

    happy DIY day


  4. love the collage of pics. I am going to have to check out their site.

  5. I want to redo mine now! Yours is way better than mine!

  6. I really like the collage. Yep, no pics of hubby and me here either.

  7. Thanks!! I seriously love these. I am very tempted to do the initials somewhere in our room with some sort of picture of us. love it!

  8. Katherine @ Grass Stains says:

    I'm a total sucker for lettering of any kind, so I love the monogram. I also do photo collages (on and give them as gifts to family for the holidays. I love what you've done!

  9. The Harris Family says:

    I love both projects and I am adding them to my list!

  10. Love it!!! God's blessings, Sarah 😀

  11. I am totally going to do the vinyl letter one! Thanks for the tutorial!

  12. The letters are my favorite (no offense to you and hubby- we have very few pics of us, too!).

  13. Funky Junk Interiors says:

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  14. Lovely! Which method did you use for your vinyl letters?