The wall is not done yet because I am always a chicken at starting a project that could potentially ruin a wall and involve more work to fix it. Once I start these projects they are never as scary as I make them out to be in my head, I know a lot of you know what I mean here.
Back to my little Ikea frame upgrade. Of course I was in Ikea a few weekends ago picking up the 19x19 silver ribba frames to go up the stairs. While visiting Centsational Girl's blog, I came across her finished staircase (AMAZING by the way), you can see it here. I loved how open the big silver frames made the space feel and I knew immediately this is what I wanted rather than a lot of pictures packed together. Although I love this look as well I just knew it would seem too cluttered for my stairs.
|Centsational Girl: Finished Staircase|
What I had done before knowing this was buy five separate mats that have slightly smaller openings for the pictures and had the ultra white mat I needed. Needless to say I spent a little extra cash for the mats but now that I put them side by side with the standard ribba mat, I find myself torn.
This is where you guys come in, so check this out.
Here are both mats, first is the ribba mat, second is the upgraded mat:
Even though I spent a little extra dough I think I am leaning towards keeping the second mat. Maybe just one more shot to help you decide:
So, what do you think? Smaller mat that was an extra $12 or stick with the mat that came with our dear ribba?
Almost there everyone, happy Thursday!
See you swoon,