Blank wall + Love of pictures + Zero budget = Wall of pictures!
But how to do it? I didn’t want holes all over from arranging and rearranging. I didn’t want to spend a ton of money on new frames. My little sis to the rescue. We gathered up a bunch of frames I had stored in a closet and spray painted them all white.
Don’t you just love spray paint?!
While the frames were drying, we rolled out some wrapping paper about the size of the wall we wanted to cover. Then we arranged and rearranged the frames until we found the perfect layout.
Once the frames were right where we wanted them, we traced them onto the wrapping paper and put a circle where the nail would need to go once on the wall. Also important step…take a picture of your layout! You’ll thank me later.
Then we enlisted some help to lift the wrapping paper up and tape to the wall with painter’s tape. The hardest part was making sure it was level – we mostly just eyeballed it.
Then we (and by we I mean my sis) hammered nails into the circles we traced.
Now rip down the paper and start hanging those frames! Look at the picture you took to remember where each frame goes…now you can thank me. 🙂
This wall was the other side of an entry so we found that each time someone closed the door on the other side, the frames would move a little. To fix this Mindy used a little of that sticky removable mounting putty in the bottom back corners and it held each frame from moving. Genius!
Yes, we added one frame that we painted later.
Now the fun part – add pictures!
I haven’t found the right picture to put in my big circle frame so until I do, I put my birthday wreath in it! I think I found a new place to hang it when birthdays come around. 🙂
I added some letters to break up the pictures a little. Letters to spell live and then an S (first letter of our last name).
Now for some fantastic news!!!
Did you notice the instagram frame on the wall? I LOVE my instagram photos and wanted a way to display them.
I found this frame that is supposed to be used for a Christmas countdown, but I thought it was perfect for instagram pics! I love it! You can get one too, at a super discount next week starting on black friday.
We’ll announce the winner on November 28th and also reveal a super secret Black Friday Silhouette discount!
I love to just sit on my couch and stare at all the fun memories I have displayed on my wall now…LOVE IT!! Thanks Mindy for all your help…sisters are the best!
Have fun creating your wall of pictures!