My gallery wall after six months in the making!

Apr 6th, 2011

A few months back, I posted about my garage sale chairs. My hubby decided that they had sat in my garage for far too long, and told me to get rid of them. So, naturally, I rebelled and quickly came up with something to do with them. :)

To see the entire transformation, check out the original post found HERE.

To make a long story short, I decided to create cheap picture frames out of them. Fun huh!?!

I had been searching for frames to make a gallery wall of all four of my kiddos. But since the baby was born, I haven’t ventured out to the thrift stores as often as usual. And before he was born, I couldn’t find the motivation to work on the project until he could be part of it.

Creed is only about 11 weeks old, and I wanted to get a cute picture of him smiling. He finally smiled for the camera! AND, I finally found some frames that I liked at the local D.I (Utah’s version of Goodwill). Granted, the frames had pictures of horses in them. :) With a few revisions and some black spray paint, I finally had the four frames and the pictures taken. PHEW.  This project has been in the making for literally six months!

The pictures of this gallery wall don’t do it justice. I think it looks great! I wanted the frames to be chunky and intricate. Finding frames with those two characteristics can be challenging.

It is the first thing that you see when you enter my home. The smallest of the photo prints are 12X18 inches. So, they are BIG. The bigger the better, right? Go big or go home, I always say.

My kids are adorable…I know I’m biased, but I can’t help but show them off! Oaklyn is my seven year old.

Connelly is my six year old. (yep they are that close apart…exactly 363 days apart). LOL…that’s a story in itself!)

Creed my baby. :)

And Londyn my three year old.

I wish you could see how BIG these frames are, but every picture I took seemed to down play their size.

I am so excited to finally have my gallery wall that has been in the works for so long! I hope you like it!

The best part? Total cost of frames and prints? Less than $40.00. :) Now that’s THRIFTY!

I’m linking this post to the Gallery Wall Linky Party over at The Inspired Room.

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