We are almost finished with the playroom; I can’t wait to share the entire reveal with you. However, before that happens…I’ve gotten many many messages asking about the oversized photos in the playroom so I thought I’d share the details. 🙂
When we first walked through our new house, one of the things I fell in love with was the playroom. I could envision Camden and Ella playing in here and immediately saw oversized prints of them on the wall. I researched and researched how to do this, I probably read 15-20 blogs. Well, I followed a lot of what several of them said and realized the blog posts were a little outdated so what they shared no longer worked. Example, several said to order engineered prints from Staples. I did that and Staples contacted me saying they don’t have the printer capability to print photos from that specific printer. Sigh! I’m not going to even go in more detail about the other errors I made, I will share how to make these the right, easy, and fairly cheap way!
I used my Nikon camera for this but you can also use your phone! You most likely want your child(ren) to be the focus of the photo so you need to take your photos with a blank white wall behind them. All of our white walls had shiplap so I used Retouch to take out the lines, you can use this to take out other things as well. After the lines were removed, I used Lightroom (I use this for all my photos) to make them black and white and a few other edits. This is what the photos looked like prior to editing them.
Like I mentioned before, I ran into issues with printing. In the end, I had these printed at Walgreens! I ordered three 24×36 internet posters. I was a little nervous about the quality but I was extremely impressed when I picked them up! I spent about $60 on the prints, $20 a piece which I thought was really good! Look out for coupons online, it seems like they always have a few specials going on!
These are the frames (in white) I bought from Michaels and we love them! They are well made and beautiful. They also come in black, gray, and tan.
I love how these turned out. I might have to give them a try!
Oh my! These turned out so cute. I’m anxious to see the rest of the playroom.
I’ll be finishing it up soon!
LOVE how this turned out. Can you come decorate my house?
Haha! Thank you! I do love to decorate!
What a beautiful idea. I work at Michaels part time just to have access to all the great crafting supplies. It looks like theses posters turned out just how you imagined, what a great feeling that brings! Their playroom is what I’d call “Pinterest pretty”!
I love that store!! Thank you for the kind words!
Those are so great. I love the idea o fmaking the kids’ portraits the star o the show like that. Very cool.
Those oversized portraits of the kids are awesome! A perfect decoration for the play room. Such a great idea!
Very adorable. You are making their memories and yours with those prints. They look great
Thanks so much!!
These turned out so beautiful! I would love to add oversized portraits like these all throughout my home! They are literally so cute!
cute & little
Thank you so much!!
That’s a good portrait! It turns out really good I love it!
It looks great! I would love to try this with my kids. I’m sure they would like it too.
Aww thank you!!
I love this inexpensive idea for decorating my home. I have the perfect wall in my twins’ room to do something similar.
Aww! I bet it will turn out great!!
I loved how it turned out! You did a fabulous job mama!
Thank you so much!!
Those pictures are great! I can’t wait to see the whole reveal!
Thank you so much!! I can’t wait to share!
This is an excellent idea! Excited for when you reveal the entire space.
That’s so kind of you to share this info! Outdated posts are annoying haha! I’m sure this would help a lot! And those white frames are so pretty! 🙂
Right? They drive me insane! lol Thanks so much!
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Very cool and cute! I love how the room is decorated with pics of the family members. Definitely I will do it for my child!