House projects have been constant around here lately. Minor renovations in the bathrooms, getting a new roof (Thank you, hail damage! Seriously, major blessing in disguise), and working on an updated gallery wall in our foyer to name a few.
When you walk into our house, you see Todd’s office to the left, the living room to the right, the stairs, and a hallway into the kitchen/family room/dining room. We have had a makeshift gallery wall in the hallway for the last few years. We just had a few pictures of family and friends in frames that were too small for the space, along with a canvas flower painting. One wall was completely blank. These pieces used to work well, but it was time for a change. Here is how it looked before:
(By the way, I’m terrible at taking pictures when a glare is involved. A picture of a picture?! Not my specialty.)
I wanted to have matching frames on each wall space with pictures of family. I found some 16×16 square frames from Michael’s. The frame is thin and a dark brown. They have 8×10 openings for pictures and can be hung so that the picture is either horizontal or vertical – so easy! I can’t find them online, but I think they still carry them in stores.
My original plan was to have twice as many as we have now, but once we started measuring them out we stuck with 9 total. We had to work around existing things on the walls, like the thermostat and light switches. Todd hung them 4″ apart from each other. We’re happy with how it turned out, and we’re enjoying having more family pictures!
Still standing in the kitchen, looking at the wall on the left. This is the wall on the opposite wall of the pictures above. The picture on the bottom is from the beach last summer. Davis never falls asleep anywhere other than in his crib or sometimes in the car. But this day (he was about 7 months old) he took an epic nap on the beach and it was basically the cutest thing ever. It is one of the most precious pictures of him, and it was taken on Topsail Island – our favorite!
This one is looking the other direction, from the front of the house into the kitchen area.
I’m happy to have an updated entryway. Also, major props to my husband for tackling yet another home improvement project!
Happy Saturday everyone! Enjoy your weekend!