This wall was so easy and inexpensive to complete. I found all of the frames at Michael’s and they were either on sale or collecting dust on the clearance shelf. I decided to not be picky or worried about finding all matching frames. Some were stark white while others had a weathered look. I also did not spend much on the prints. In fact all I spent was a little of my printer ink. I Googled the images I wanted and printed them at home. As for the silhouettes, you can find that post here and for the NC cut out I just printed an image of the state, taped it to a piece of burlap, and cut. I use a photo editing site that is FREE and awesome! Picnik has all kinds of editing tools from turning your picture into a pencil sketch to adding text. And did I mention it is FREE?
I have been wanting to change up my walls in my living room for awhile. We had a large painting over the couch for forever and I really wanted to try doing a gallery of pictures. Right now I feel like it is still a work in progress since I would like to cover more of the wall behind the couch but it’s a good start. Plus I like the on-going-ness of it because now I can add things as we take more trips and discover new favorite places!
I wanted the gallery to have a hodge podge of things but still look uniform so I used all white frames, although they are different shades. I also used burlap as a common theme. Some frames have it in the background for others I used it as a mat.
I found images of things that remind me of my favorite places…the beach and Paris! And my MOST favorite…our boys.
I wanted the wall to feature things that are special to our family so I included reminders of our favorite places: The Charles Ravenel Bridge in Charleston, SC, the beach at Sullivan’s Island, and the outline of our homestate: NC.