Tuesday, January 19, 2010

From Drab to FAB...

So, I have been wanting to do a picture wall for like FOREVER, but kept putting it off. Over the last few months I have been keeping my eye out for cheap, black frames to complete my project. While visiting family in TN, I found a seven piece kit which included 3- 4X6 fames, 1- 8X10, and 1- 4X6 collage, and 2 shelves all for $9.99. Can you say SCORE??!! The largest frame for our family picture (which I haven't picked up yet) was $14.97 at IKEA and the the collage of 4- 4X6 was marked down to $3 at Kmart after Christmas.

I got all the frames and shelves out along with my fabulous vinyl wall saying and just began playing around with the layout on my floor. I measured the wall where I was going to put everything. Using the tape measure, I set it at the exact measurement and set it on the floor as my guide for the width. Then I just kept trying different positions until I came up with one I loved. I got my wonderful camera out and took a picture of it before my girls came to destroy my 30 minutes of hard work. Then I got on my computer and began playing with the millions of pictures I have of the girls, cropping and coloring them just right. After I printed all the pictures and put them in the frames, my wonderful husband (who just woke up from midnights) obeyed my directions and hung them all up for me!! :) He loves doing that as I bark orders "a tad to the left, no up, no down." ESPECIALLY when he's only had a few hours of sleep. Nonetheless, the project is done- SUCCESS... and my husband didn't even fall down the stairs trying to hang the stuff!! I LOVE the final product. Now to the adjoining wall (ignore that in the pictures, I'm trying to come up with a plan for that one.)


  1. This looks sooooo awesome!! This is a long term project for me too and you've inprired me! Can't wait to see it in person!

  2. What a cute wall!! I don't think there is anything better than proudly displaying family photos in our homes. :)