Well, its been 9 months since our move to Moab, and I can finally say that our house is starting to feel more like a home. More like us. We still have projects and plans, but it is starting to take shape. And that makes me excited. This is our 5th home in the last 10 years. (and Im not moving again!)
To give you a bit of background on this… my dear friend Chelsey (who lives in Fairbanks, Alaska!) and I had been texting eachother- and bouncing ideas off each other. (It is such fun to have a friend to randomly text a wall gallery to!) She had the wonderful idea to put together a blog post about how we display our photos!
For me, I would love to live in one of those wonderful homes you’d see in a Pottery Barn catalog. Everything perfectly decorated. But… thats just not real life. At least, not for me. I’m usually on a budget, and saving for the next big project. Not to mention, in order to get to a Target, Walmart or craft store, I have to drive an hour and a half each way. That doesnt make it too easy to ‘run to the store’ and pick something up. Luckily, over the last several years I have collected, thrifted and decorated for our homes. That meant I did have some things to chose from.
I have a lot of wall space- and that meant a blank canvas! Especially this wall. Its LONG. I knew I had to go big! So I chose three 30×40 frames. To put that into perpective, this is almost as tall as my 6 year old! I purchased the frames from Ikea for $25 each. It may feel intimidating to go this large, but as you can see- this really makes a statement!
Here is my second wall gallery. The space isnt nearly as large, but it felt kind of weird hanging a random 8×10. Plus, with 3 kiddos, how could I chose just one? So, I decided to rummage through all my frames and put together a collage. After a quick white coat of spray paint, they were all ready. I laid the frames out on the floor and took a photo. Using the photo as my guide, I started hanging them up. There are so many wonderful methods of hanging gallery photos out there, but I was in a time crunch. So, I just hammered in the general area and hoped for the best. I would definently not do that on every gallery, but I wanted this to be a little asymmetrical / uneven. And I only ended up with a few extra nail holes.
Be sure to pop on over to Chelsey’s amazing blog and see her awesome wall gallery!! You can find it here!