Saturday, April 12, 2008
Family Photo Wall
Emma asked "I Am wondering about all your "B"s...that is our family name initial also - will you show what you do with them??? "
So I thought I would share with you my Photo Wall. It was very fun to put together, a little brain drain did happen trying to get all the photos hung and straight. But it was worth it. I started by collecting black frames. I would buy 3 or 6 of thesame kind, when I found them on sale and just tucked them away until I felt like I had enough to complete this large staircase wall. I did the layout on the floor in the living room and took a photo to reference back to while hanging them.
I visited the Pottery Barn How to Create a Wall Display page multiple times while doing this project. A great tip is to add a bit of poster putty to the bottoms of the frames to keep them straight on the wall. With out the putty the whole thing would have been a hot mess in about an hour with the way my boys run down the stairs. Elephants are gentler.
The B's (our last name initial) were added about a month ago. I had always felt like the space needed a little something to balance it out. I purchased the initials at Hobby Lobby, JoAnns and Michaels over about a 2 month period. They were all different finishes so I sprayed them all black to match. They are all made of something different wood, metal, paper mache, and poly resin. All less than $5.00 shopping sales and using coupons.
I like to restyle this wall every season, never moving the photos just adding different elements around them for a different look.
I hope you all are having a lovely Spring weekend!