The good thing about using my own photos for decorating our walls is that I can change them any time I feel like it. I have a pretty good printer, and use lab-quality ink and paper to print my photos, so I can print new ones when it strikes my fancy, and they don't cost that much.
On this spot in our staircase I wanted something I could change quickly and with minimal fuss. For this I repurposed some ugly pictures I already had.
I glued the old picture to a piece of corkboard, then to fabric. This was after I painted the frames a dark brown. I paid attention that the pattern was centered and installed them so that the end of one fabric piece was followed by the other.
The fabric is nice enough that it can be used alone (without pictures).
Or I can attach pictures to them with a pin. And when I get tired of the fabric, I can change that too.
I will probably have new pictures on them in a few days. It's nice changing them without having to disassemble the frames, or even moving them. The only problem is that there is a lot of light on that spot (huge windows), so any photo I put there will fade within months, but I doubt any photo is going to last months there.
I am now glad I kept those ugly things, nothing that some spray paint and fabric couldn't fix. Seeing this photos bring a smile to my face every time I walk down those steps (which is like 60 million times a day).
What's your favorite: pictures or no pictures?