Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. I was also compensated with free product for this post, but know that I will only promote items I personally use and stand behind! For more information on my disclosure policy, please visit this page. Friends know how long I patiently waited for Derek to pop the question. After nine years of dating, we FINALLY got engaged and ten months later we were married. I was so excited to finally be a Nehil and loved to add that family element in our home.
Months after we came back from our honeymoon I converted this blank wall in our living room into our Nehil Family wall, which included a “Nehil” frame gifted by my bridemaids, a collage frame of our wedding photos and a big decorative “N”. Fast forward a few months and now we were a family and not just a married couple. Brielle needed to be included on our family wall!
Luckily, Shutterfly gave me the chance to make this happen. In just a short amount of time I was able to put together some fun items that worked perfectly with my family wall display. And since there wasn’t any room on the wall itself, I made great use of the console tabletop right in front. (You know the table that houses our bin of toys, as seen in the #KeepingItReal first photo from this post?)
Guys, did you know Shutterfly sells a book easel? What a cute way to display your latest favorite Photo Book! I currently have the photobook I made from all the photo taking events of 2013. I love this large 12×12 size and think I’ll make one every year from now on! TIP: It’s sooooo much easier to work on it all year long than try to do it at the end! I already have my 2014 one in the works. Oh and you can’t forget the M&Ms on this table – a staple snack in our house!
Next I made three of these 4×4 sized Photo Cubes and stacked them front and center. The picture seriously does not do these justice. The matte finish is hard to photograph, which is why it looks more dusty than the beautiful way they look in person. My mom was over when I got them and of course hinted that these would make a great Christmas present! I included some of our favorite shots over the year, making sure to get some photos of us as a family, each of us with her and some of her at all different ages. They have photos on 5 sides, as the bottom is open and the inside is hollow for a nice, lightweight home décor piece.
I also got a chance to check out these desktop plaques, which are a more upscale option than just framing a photo. I used my current favorite family photo – one taken on Mother’s Day and created the 5×7 vertical plaque in neutral colors.
Lastly, I added our photo announcement that we shared with family and friends after Brielle’s arrival. I love me some chalkboard trend, don’t I? I feel like my living room is much more complete, now that Brielle’s presence has been added to our family wall! 🙂