I followed Ana's plans although I changed the design from the original a tad since I wanted thinner ledges and I only made mine four feet long. Craig assisted a little bit but I did most of it myself. The ledges have been painted and installed for a while now but I've been collecting frames from thrift stores and arranging them. I finally got enough last week so I handed them over to Craig for a quick spray painting (to be truthful, two frames didn't survive the painting process so the pictures are just laying in front of them, but I have two more frames that will get painted soon to replace them).
Then I sorted through photo files to pick out my favorites. That might have been the hardest part since I am not a very decisive person and I have tons of pictures of our family that I love but I finally did it. I originally planned to do all black and whites but Craig wanted some color so I did a mix of color, black and white and sepia.
Of course, there ended up being a lot of Lucy pictures
but I also picked a few older pictures that I love. This one of Craig in the dog house is precious.
and this is one of my favorite of my mom and I.
It's only a little project but for my first try at woodworking, I'm really proud of how it turned out and I've already purchased the wood for my next project. Of course, I hardly needed a new hobby to keep me busy but this one is so very practical I couldn't help myself.