Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Gallery wall

First, a happy birthday to my mommy today!

Recently my husband had the idea of framing some of the many (believe me when I say many) pictures we have taken. He wanted a large-scale gallery wall, with 18x18 photos surrounding our TV.0520grid

We had recently purchased a new console for all the TV components and really liked the look, but wanted some more color = photos!0520grid1
We had the photos enlarged and printed at FedEx Office and then we trimmed them down to size and matted them on laminated backerboard.

We used large velcro dots to mount them on the wall so we can easily switch them out when needed. I chose some of my favorites - 0520grid2
On the right side there are two pics of our youngest, with me in all his bald-headed glory, and below in what we call his "Blue Steel" pose.

On the left is my oldest - the top photo is his first time at the beach with daddy, and below is a fairly recent shot that I just adore.
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It was really tough to choose just a few shots of my boys, there are so many that I love!

The top center shots were taken during our first (and so far, only) cruise last year.0520grid4The left is the shore in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and the right is one of the islands we visited. Lovely memories.

Our plan is to print out new pics for fall/winter and swap them out as we like. I love seeing my favorite faces every day - not just in real life, but also up on my wall :D


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7 comments:

My Cottage Charm said...

Thanks for linking up your gallery wall, it's so fun and colorful..I LOVE the idea!
Have a great day
missy

Emily S said...

Very pretty! I'm starting to plan my own gallery wall and this is very inspiring. Great job!

Emily
Deviantly Domesticated
http://stephaniehillberry.com

Amanda said...

Whoa, I LOVE it!! I was just about to order a large print of a photo...may try Fed Ex...these look great!

Ginger said...

Beautiful. Visiting from Tator Tots and Jello. :) Have a wonderful weekend.

Ginger
gingersnapcrafts.blogspot.com

Rebecca said...

I love the large, matted prints. =]

Andrea S. said...

This is a great idea! I'd love to use it in a kids' room or playroom, where stuff seems to get knocked off the walls all the time! No glass to break. :) And much easier to get them up there straight & level! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

Karen @ THEBUSYBUG said...

Love your wall! Come on over to my blog and check it out!! TFS.