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The Wall Gallery I’ve Waited For…

August 8, 2016

Filed in: Homemaking

imageimageI’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.

image imageI 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);)

image imageAs 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!

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  1. Jenn

    August 8th, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    I love how it turned out. I remember you were working on this when we visited you last year. I need you to come to Oklahoma to help me decorate sisters room! PLEASE!!!

  2. KC O'BRIEN

    August 8th, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    thanks Jennifer!!! It’s so nice to finally walk through and see sweet memories around us. I totally want to come to see you!!! Can’t wait! Take care of that little belly and see you soon!

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