Changing the photo to black and white, was just what I needed to do! And I also used the custom Flair Button and one of my die cut snowflakes to cover some flaws in the photo. There was a bright glare in the picture hanging on the wall, so the Flair Button was perfect for disguising it. And I used the snowflake to hide the outlet, that the plugs from the lights were plugged into.
So next time you have a photo you are struggling with, hopefully these ideas will help give you a jump start or maybe you can think of some of your own great ideas to share for using photos that aren't just quite right for what you need.