Back in September I was fortunate enough to attend the MAD Blog Awards as a finalist in the Best Baby Blog and Best Blog Photography categories. I didn’t win either category but had a fab time partying with the people that did, and luckily for me Photobox, who sponsored the Photography category, offered to work with my family on building a ‘mini art gallery’ wall in our home. I haven’t written about our microhome for a long while but just to recap, we have the smallest flat that you could possibly imagine, set in a beautiful part of London that is surrounded by woodland and commons and a five minute walk from the High Street. We adore where we live but in order to afford to stay here we’ve definitely had to compromise on space!
Our living room doubles up as the twins’ play room in the day so we wanted to create a display that was as bright and playful as they are. As explained we don’t have much space so as well as the three three retro canvases that we ordered, we also chose some retro prints to pack lots of images into a small area. We decided to use a few of the twins’ first birthday portrait pictures for the main images on the canvases, and selected some of our favourite pictures from the previous year to go alongside them. We chose a spot underneath our skylight, above where the twins best like to play.
We had some help putting our new ‘mini art gallery’ together.
Lysander was very interested in what was on the back of the prints! Silly baby, you have to look at the OTHER side.
Kirsty and the twins put the canvases on the walls whilst I made some dark-chocolate sea-salt brownies for the grown-ups and mashed up some kiwi and strawberries for the tiddlers. I put the brownie mixture in the oven, wandered into the living room and this is what I saw:
We are so pleased with our beautiful new photo wall. It’s a space that we spend a lot of time in and it’s lovely to have personalised it with some of our favourite pictures from the best year of our lives so far. A big thank you to Photobox for making this possible! With Christmas coming I can’t help but think how pretty the prints would look surrounded by fairy lights and perhaps even with a little fir tree tucked into a corner. My mum thinks it looks fab, and actually it’s given me a great idea for her Christmas pressy – after all, she has much more wall than we do!
We were gifted these canvases and prints and compensated in print credits for this post but all thoughts are 100% unbiased and honest, as always.