I’ve literally had this on my list for like two years! We have lived in our new home for that long and I’m just getting this accomplished;) Sometimes I’m just not ready to do things until I’m inspired. I kept trying to put it together but I just never was happy with it. We recently had family photos taken and that was just the ticket… I saw them and knew it was time.
I planned out what I needed to do to get it finished and realized it still wasn’t time??? There was a bit of a process ahead of me. I took it one step at time.
- I sorted the photos that were my favorite and made a favorites file. I also decided what looked best in black and white and what looked best in color… (you could also file this way too)
- I ordered the prints online in standard sizes 8X10, 5X7, and 4X6 since this is what most stores offer in frame sizes.
- I decided on frames and stuck with white and wood frames to stay neutral…(only choose 1-3 frame types to combine and lean towards basic colors and styles so you can add to your collection as it grows)
- I put the photos in the frames and layed out the design before I hung them so I could see how it flowed together best. (you can also find simple ideas on pinterest for how to design your wall gallery if you feel inadequate to eye ball it);)
As I completed this process I realized quickly a big reason I had waited was the COST! Each step is pricey and that’s what always leads me astray. I budget money each month for home improvement stuff and I always choose to spend it on other more instantly gratifying things rather than saving for a bigger project and purchase like this. So that’s really my spill on “The Wall Gallery I Waited For” because it took me patience and delayed gratification to WAIT for this and save for a few months. It has been a great investment in our home to have our memories displayed. It brings that personal touch that makes a house a home. I am sooooo glad I finally did it and my husband and kiddos love it too!