I finished my Superhero project and love how it turned out! I found my inspiration from Pinterest! The site was chrislovesjulia.com. They have three girls, so it was fun to create my own theme with the boys.
Of course since Rhett is still little, it was hard to get him to do a superhero move, but he is still the cutest little spider-baby! Ryne LOVES the pose he is doing in his picture. You will probably catch him in quite a few pictures doing that. Just a sweet, happy little Captain America. Reed chose the Hulk which is just perfect for his personality. He chose to show his muscles when I asked him to do his superhero move!
I think all of the pictures show their personalities perfectly and I love how they turned out!
Let’s start from the beginning! I couldn’t decide on a picture for our wall, but had a gallery wall that was not centered that HAD. TO. GO! I took down all the gallery wall items, thanked them for the joy they had brought me (Marie Kondo method!) and set them in the donation basket to go to our church.
I put up a story on my Instagram asking what wall art I should get for the space. I had four choices and they all were similar in votes. It wasn’t long after this that I started watching the Marie Kondo Netflix series and she talked about how important pictures are in a home. I started searching for simple home ideas on Pinterest and the rest is history! They truly do bring me joy and I’m so glad that I chose to do this instead of one of my other wall art pieces I had been eying.
Here was my process! I took a picture of each of the boys by a blank wall in our house. It actually was in the laundry room! It had the best natural light when I was taking them and had the most blank space for me to deal with.
Our laundry room is actually still in it’s DIY phase. Derek has the floor laid but is in the process of painting the trim and the new doors! I can’t wait for it to be done because I spend a lot of time in there!
After I got pictures that I was happy with, I used my very basic photoshop skills and took out the outlet and the electrical cord. You can see I have it removed in Ryne & Reed’s pictures above. I didn’t need to remove it in Rhett’s picture because I would be able to crop it out. I also didn’t need to worry about the space where the trim is going or the vent on the floor because I knew I was going to crop those also!
I then used a Lightroom Mobile preset from lizmarieblog.com. It was in the “boys preset pack”. I got three presets for $25 and they’re all amazing!
The filter does change the coloring of their superhero capes a little, mostly Reed’s. His purple cape became silver! I wasn’t worried about it because I knew in the end I wanted to make them black and white.
Tada! I was so excited with how they turned out and was impressed with my minimal Photoshop skills!
I ordered each of the prints in 20×30 from Snapfish. You can find the print size here! Right now they have a coupon code, JANLP70 that gives you 70% off large photo prints! I got all three prints for $31.96 including tax and shipping!
Next, I ordered 20×30 frames from Amazon! You can find the ones I ordered here! I thought the quality was okay. The glass is just plastic, and a couple of mine had some scratches on them. I wasn’t concerned because when I hung them on the wall you couldn’t see them! They also end up being about $20 a frame which is very reasonably priced for a 20×30 frame! If you don’t have four kids to put in them, you could always split them with a friend! Or add a pet to one!
The total was $113.98, which is similar in price to the wall art pieces I had been looking at! The only difference is, these brought me instant joy! I am so happy with how they turned out and love being in the family room because of them!
Let me know if you have any questions in the comments!