Thursday, October 27, 2011

Picture Wall.


The second coat of paint has still to make its appearance on this wall, but I just couldn't take it being empty any longer! Previously hanging there was a large canvas with a flower painted on it that I bought on clearance at Bed, Bath and Beyond. It was pretty enough and the colors went nicely in the living room, but I needed a change. I also needed somewhere to hang pictures of the family and this was the largest free space I had! (Our chalkboard is now occupying the space in the dining room where our photos used to hang en masse, looking rather en mess.) 

I really needed a photo wall that took up a bit of space, but was uniform and uncluttered due to the wall of storage and necessity that is opposite the couch (I'll share more about that soon). After searching high and low for an affordable gallery frame, I settled on creating my own since my budget couldn't accommodate the frames I found. I purchased simple 10 x 10 inch black frames from Michaels (about $60 for 10 of them), and matted each with plain white fabric that had been gifted to me. 

Hanging them was a little tricky, trying to get them all lined up. They still look a bit crooked in the photo, but they don't look so in reality- probably because our house is built on a hill and when we look at the pictures we're just as crooked as the house, so it all works out. It is so nice to have pictures of the kids back on the walls though! Now I just need to get updated photos...


5 comments:

moxiemandie said...

looks great!

Kelly said...

very nice! it's hard to get a bunch of photos to hang straight, but you did a great job!

Elsie Flannigan said...

This looks great! I love it. Cute pillows too...
Elsie

Bruna said...

I want to do something like this, but I never take the time to chose and print my family pictures...
Have a lovely night!

Bubble My Licorice said...

it looks really nice!