With all the nesting that I’ve been doing the last few weeks, one of my big projects that I wanted to tackle was a photo wall. When we bought our condo five years ago, we put a few photos up around the house, and then when we went to sell it a few years later we took down all the photos for the full “staging” effect. Although we never sold it, and it’s been off the market for nearly two years, we hadn’t gotten around to re-personalizing until now.
Pretty much all the personal touches around the house are now back up, but I still wanted a large photo wall that could display some of my art, as well as some family photos. We have a large wall in our kitchen that has displayed a big round clock for the last five years, and as soon as I saw this photo on pinterest, I knew that combining a large round piece with smaller square and rectangular pieces was totally doable.
Here’s our version:
All the frames I used were ones that we already had, and since we used so much of my art and other art that we’ve collected over the years, I only had to print off a couple of photos. So the whole project cost me about $15 in photo prints.
I love how it came together, and especially love how much it adds to our home. It finally feels like a space that real people live in, because, hello, we’ve had a total of one personal photo (our wedding photo) hanging up for the last two years.
Now I can cross off one item on my to-do list…time to get cracking on the other five million.