Now, keep in mind that I have been editing and printing pictures for these so called walls since M was born. And I have a folder on my jump drive labeled photo wall, alway updating it. I'm kind of a picture
1) I was stuck on just one photo wall in the hallway, but I couldn't narrow down the pictures to use. I wanted to use them all! (I have a hard time seeing the forest through the trees--didn't even really 'see' the other walls in our house because I was content with what was on them);
2) My need for perfection--like having the mats and frames match (and I know spray paint can fix that), and having an equal number of pictures to represent each kid stalls me. We also have a big, close, extended family on both sides...so I want to have everyone represented:
3) Figuring out how many 5x7 vs 8x10 vs 4x6 frames/mats I really needed;
4) I love black and white photos...but not all of my pics are black and white. Can I get away with mixing color photos + B&W?
5) It would be a project that would take some time, and my ADD kicks in before I even start, and oh yeah
6) there is this thing called time, that I don't have enough of.
So all my pictures are stacked in the bookcase cabinet, or stored on the jump drive just waiting to be put up!
When we got our flat screen earlier in the year, I was having a hard time trying to decorate around it.
But while perusing blogland the other day, I saw where Tammy In Stiches had done a gallery wall behind her tv.
Why didn't I think of that? Oh wait...I know why. My need for balance of round vs. square was taking over any other thought process. But actually seeing it in this picture confirms that
I am crazy it will be ok.
Here is TDC's photo wall on her staircase, and in her bedroom...
I love how TDC creates the custom look of matting with paint--she paints the matboard (or whatever background paper you can find) the same color as the wall. But if you wanted all white or cream mats, you could just use spray paint. Or use your could use burlap to give texture---so many colors to choose from. These options will eliminate the need for 5 million mats to be purchased. She prints her pics out on her printer on regular paper, too, because you can't even tell when it's behind the glass.
And check out Sawdust and Paperscraps' photo walls...Amazing.
ledge option from Knock-off Wood guru Ana White...What do you think? I wouldn't have to think so much about what frame goes where, and make a million nail holes, etc, etc. And I could mix and match frames and colors of frames, (like blacks/browns) and add to it easily.