Tuesday, September 2, 2014

My Hallway Gallery Wall

 I have seen many gallery walls that I love but I could never decide on one. I decided to do a collage gallery wall with just a few large frames. As you can see below they are not all filled. That will come in time as we take more pictures.
I bought 2 black frames (the ones in the middle)at Joann's a few months ago. They were $18 each. I went back a few weeks later and they had sold all the frames like the ones I had. I had to get 2 other ones. I spray painted them white and added some of or favorite pictures of vacations and other memories.
This is the spray paint I used. I like semi-gloss it cleans up really well.
 The black frames before
Being painted in my garage. It did take a few coats to get all the black cover really well. Make sure it is all the way dry.
 Both my husband and I have really loved having these hung in our home. We find ourselves stopping to look at them all the time. My kids like to look at the pictures of them when they were young and say "remember when we went there, that was so fun"
I hung them with large command strips. no more holes in my walls :)
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  1. I love that you included the picture of your frames laying on wood planks post-paint. I always spray paint on newspaper and end up with pieces of newspaper stuck to the back of whatever I am painting. Brilliant idea!

    1. Oh yes! I have been there. I used to use newspaper but use wood slats now.

  2. I LOVE this idea! I currently have a mess of frames in my hallway and have been wanting to change it but don't want to give up all my pictures! Do you find that the command hooks hold up well? I've seen them but was afraid to try them.. I hate putting holes in the walls, it's a pain when you decide to change decor around!!

    1. Yes, I love command strips!! I used 3 sets of the large ones and when I decide to move the frame they pull off your wall clean. Just pull slow. You can get the packs of strips at Joanna and use one of their 40 or 50% off coupons. Good luck!