Have you heard of OPAM? It stands for One Project A Month and is a fun little challenge that I’ve seen some other bloggers doing. I sometimes struggle to complete projects around the house, because there are just so many to work on. So I’ve decided to join the OPAM excitement. Here’s how it works: You pick a project (it can be anything) that you want to complete within a month. Then post before and after pictures on your blog. Simple right?!

If you decide to join me feel free to post a link to your project in my comments. We’ll see how this all pans out over time, but for now here’s my completed May project. When we moved into our home last year I knew exactly what I wanted to do on one of the large living room walls- a photo wall. Like most of my ideas it seemed easy enough but grew more and more complicated. Oh well, I’m thrilled with the results, so it was worth it!

Tips: 1. If you do a photo wall, make sure you look for frames before you have your images printed. I did it the opposite way. I had 12×12 prints made but couldn’t find that size rimless frames anywhere! UGH. After lots of searching I ended up ordering them from this online store. 2. Also, if you are like me and think bigger is always better, go with larger prints. If I did this again I’d have them printed at 20×20 instead of 12×12. The original plan was to hangĀ 9 images, but they just didn’t take up enough space. I had to hang 15 to get the look I wanted. Did I mention I’m not very good with math and dimensions?!

Before. I didn’t take a before picture, so here’s one of some of our friends in front of the big ‘ole blank wall right after we moved in.


We’re blessed to have some incredibly talented photographer friends, so I wanted to give a little link love to everyone who’s art is on our wall:
Top row- jackie blair, audrey habeck, me, me, anderson
Middle row- audrey habeck, anderson, jackie blair, audrey habeck, heather thorne
Bottom row- me, justin lee, beth morgan, me, audrey habeck

Now I’m trying to think of a project for June. There are so many to choose from…:)