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Friday, August 5, 2011

Family Gallery my way

We have lived in this house for 20 months now.

 Almost 2 years. Still does not seem real. Life is easier, everything nicer, seems too good to be true. Like we are just visiting.  I wanted to do something to make it ours; show that we live here.

A family gallery wall seemed fitting. You aren't expecting a tutorial on the right way to do this, are you? Maybe if you are new to this blog and we've never met you may be. I need to warn you. Not how things are done around here. My version is a comforting: If SHE can pull that off I definitely can.

I wanted a family picture gallery. So I studied amazing ones. I found huge linkys and went through each one figuring out what I liked. I grew impatient.

I waited for sales and printed pictures. I waited for more sales and bought Command strips. Slowly. Very very slowly I prepared. I am so very impatient and this got REALLY old quickly.
There is this nice hallway in "our" house that had some holes in the wall. I found a sign at Ross for $4. that reads: "Family: The Lord has done great thing for our family  Psalm 126:3." I stuck nails in the holes and the sign fit. I KNOW that you are "supposed" to cut out newsprint or brown paper to the right sizes and play with your configuration. Really didn't have the time or the patience. I got sticky tack and started sticking

pictures up as they were printed. 
 I went to the 99 cents store and stocked up on frames.

Whenever I had a few minutes I would pull a picture off the wall, frame it, attach Command strips and press. Few days later another and another.....

Here it is now.

The walls are a deep taupe. I took this picture at night and then my batteries died. I just bought new ones but they all dissappeared. I will post now and hopefully add updated pictures later. but I think you get the idea ;)  I think the gallery wall  is done but there are no guarantees that I won't keep adding around the edges...

linking up ar Finger Prints on the Fridge, Saturday Spotlight, Saturday Swagger, Just Something I Whipped Up, More the Merrier Monday, One Project at a Time, Show Me What Ya Got, Craft and Tell, Tuesday Time Out, Making the World Cuter, Inspire me Monday

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Brandi said...

congratulations, you have a beautiful home. love your gallery wall too.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love the idea of a gallery wall. I had a shelf on the stairs in my old house that I used as a gallery.

Jamie said...

Looks beautiful. I used to have a gallery wall before we moved. Can't wait to do another one in our new home. If you get a chance I would love you to link your wall up to More the Merrier Monday. It lasts through Wednesday so you have plenty of time to stop by. See you there.

Cherished Bliss said...

I love it! Thanks so much for linking up to craft and tell!!

His bondservant said...

Love the gallery! How beautiful…and frugal too. That is exactly how I like things! Hope you have been enjoying your summer.


BreAna {Sugar and Spice and All Things Iced} said...

Looks great!! I have been wanting to do a gallery wall.