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Well, friends, the hallway gallery wall is finished! I’m so excited to share it with you!
I’m going to go ahead and apologize for the quality of these pictures. The hallway has no windows, so it’s very tricky to photograph!
The upstairs hallway has had bare walls ever since we moved into this house three years ago. Whomp, whomp. I just couldn’t decide what I wanted to put up! After some inspiration and lots of thought, I finally decided a gallery would be the best fit and would provide a space to display family photos.
I used painters tape to roughly figure out my layout and how many of which size frames I’d need. It also let me “live with” the gallery for a while before committing to put this many nail holes in my wall. 😉 This picture was before I painted the walls. You can see my tutorial for how I painted the stairwell and hallway here.
We’ve accumulated a few extra picture frames over the years, so I shopped our house for any frames that would work for the gallery. Eleven of the fifteen frames on the wall were frames that we already owned. That saved us a bunch of money! I spray painted several of them and added mats to others to create a cohesive look.
I like white and lots of symmetry, so going dark and random with the frames was a bit of a stretch for me. I live dangerously, I know. Ha! I really like the way the black frames with white mats mirror the stair banister and railing colors! And, I must say, hanging frames randomly is much easier to hang than trying to do a grid or row like I usually do! 😉
I ordered the large paper mache letter from Joann’s for only $5 and spray painted it black. I love the font style!
As I’ve mentioned previously, my grandma is a painter. She did this painting for Jeremy and I’s wedding and Grandpa had it framed for us. I love it! It’s so special! I did all the photos in black and white so that the painting would really pop and be the star of the show.
I’ve been crushing on curvy frames for a few years now and recently found some at Michael’s for super cheap in the unfinished wood aisle. I paid less than $5 for the big one and only $1 for the small one. Crazy, right?! I gave them both a coat of spray paint and attached a picture hanger to the back. Easy peasy!
I love this picture of my grandpa and I from when I was a baby! His smile melts my heart!
I found this cute little patterned frame at Michael’s. They had an entire shelf of adorable, patterned frames!
It’s so fun to come up the stairs and be greeted with this now!
Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!