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Designing Your Dream Photo Wall

If you are anything like me, then you have about a million pictures floating around on various devices and the “plan” of one day actually doing something with them. Am I right? If so, then keep reading because this post is for you my friend!

Over the years we have accumulated pictures from all around the world, our wedding, our dog Duke, and the list goes on. I wanted a creative way to display some of our most favorite pictures while also adding a little decorative touch to our home. Of course I turned to Instagram and Pinterest and after about twenty minutes of creeping on other people’s homes over social media, I found my idea. I wanted:

 

  • Simple
  • Elegant
  • Flow
  • Minimal 
  • Continuity 
I was determined to achieve all of this while also not spending a ridiclous amount of money. Don’t get me wrong, I love Crate and Barrel and Pottery Barn but I love saving money more. I will walk you through each step and create links where you can find all the materials I used.

 

Frames: I found these white frames from IKEA that worked perfectly. They are made of a durable plastic instead of glass but you can’t even tell the difference. They come in a variety of colors and sizes and can be found here.

 Pictures: Since I wanted to keep the mat the frames came with, I chose to print 8×10 pictures. If you like the look of a larger picture in these frames you can easily print 12×16 pictures instead. I used Miller’s Professional Imagining to print the pictures and it was the easiest process ever. The online ordering allowed me to choose my pictures along with the type of finish I wanted and were delivered in a few days.

 

Putting me in charge of a hammer and letting me put holes in the wall is a bad idea, so for this part of the project I recruited my husband. All you need is a hammer, some larger nails, a tape measure, and a level.

When everything was said and done this project cost me less than $100 and looks AMAZING. Most importantly, I can easily continue to add to the photo wall and expand the project. This is the perfect weekend project if you have a handful of pictures and a little patience to hang them!

 Stay tuned for more home projects to come..including a baby nursery! XOXO

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