Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Mixed Frames Gallery Wall

Having a new baby (the most beautiful baby in the world, btw), I think I literally take around 20 photos a day.  I'm obsessed with documenting everything she does...every pose, every smile, every cry.  I mean really, how could I not be obsessed with pictures of my beautiful girl?!!

The trick was trying to find a way to display all of these photos.  I knew I wanted a gallery wall, I knew I wanted a random mix of frames and I knew I wanted to be able to quickly change out my photos.  After a lot of thought and Pinterest surfing, I had a plan...I was going to wrap wire around random frames and hang the pictures with mini-clothes pins!

I started off with some ugly gold frames I picked up at a local thrift store for a few bucks each.

As far as paint, I went to Lowes and chose two shades of grey and one shade of mint green.    Painting the frames took longer than I thought.  It was easy, but there were so many nooks and crannies I had to get into.

Once the frames were painted, I wrapped them tight with picture frame wire.  On some of the frames, I looped the wire around the edges and on others, I attached the wire to the back of the frame.







I think it turned out great!  This was such a simple project and I love being able to swap out my photos on a whim.  This is definitely a great alternative to a traditional gallery wall.

 

8 comments:

  1. I LOVE this! What a creative way to show off your photos. I better watch out, looks like someone else totally deserves the title of an "Artsy Mom"! :)

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  2. That is adorable! I may do that as well!

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  3. I came to check out your blog after you commented on my embrace the camera post! :) You have such a cute little family and Mila is just adorable! I love this arrangement of frames! This is actually on my "to do" list soon

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  4. Thank you so much! I'm glad you like the frames! They are so easy to do!

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  6. Hi there, Just found your blog! I too just had a little girl (July 31st) and I am obsessed with taking pictures of her. I love this frame wall, it just might be my next project for her room. Anyways your family is adorable and I enjoy your blog!

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  7. Thanks Tiffany! How can you not be obsessed with baby pictures?!
    I swear, little girls are the absolute best!
    So glad you stopped by :)

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