Wednesday, July 31, 2013

House+Shop Updates {photo gallery wall}

::A house update...
*I have been wanting to make a photo wall foreeeevvvveeeerrrr and finally had the time to do it this summer with the help of my handy husband. I already had the frames bought because I used them at our wedding to display pictures of our parents and grandparents on their wedding day so it was all about finding the right pieces to put in them and figuring out how/where to hang them.

I wanted the wall to be a mixture of artwork and pictures and I wanted it to be fun and eclectic so the first piece I knew I had to use was a caricature of Drew and I. After I chose that one the rest were easy to pick. I laid them all out on the floor and moved them around to see what arrangement I liked best.
Outside frames are from Kohl's, Middle frame is from Michael's, Renner frame was gifted
When it came to actually hanging the pictures, I used tips from Young House Love of course. They recommend cutting out paper in the sizes of your frames and hanging them up in the way you want them to be hung. Then they are easy to move around if needed.
After I had the placement right my husband worked on hanging them making sure they were level and equally spaced out. I'm not a whiz when it comes to math so I left that to him!
Here's an up close look at some Italian artwork from my sister in laws travels that I incorporated into our photo wall. What, you didn't know I liked cats?  
And here is the photo wall completed!! I love it!

::Shop update...
I sent out a few banners from my shop to be reviewed and photographed and the lovely Kristen featured two of my banners on her blog, Ella Claire a few weeks ago. Here is a sneak peak at my newest creation. I adore Polka dots!

Have you made any updates to your house lately? I'd love to hear about them!
Linking up with Shanna for Random Wednesday.

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*Tomorrow is the first Hello, Goodbye Link-up!

18 comments:

Brittany Kyte said...

Adorable! And, I didn't know you had an etsy shop!! That is awesome, Allison! I'll have to check it out!

Rebekah said...

Those cat pictures made me smile. They're different and that's always nice. I'm gonna have to go check out your cute Etsy shop now! :)

~Rebekah

Natalie said...

Love that tip with the magazine/newspaper layout before hammering nails away into the wall =)

Kayla Peveler said...

That is SO cute!! Love the photo wall...I keep telling Caleb we need to do something fun to our walls, they are like completely BARE right now. I hate it!

Adooore that polka dotted banner! :)

Anne said...

Fun - love the Charley Harper. And the gold polka dots!

Amanda Bumgarner said...

So cute! I love the photo wall! Also, I have a post all written up and ready to go for the linkup! What time is it posting? We're leaving early for vacation, so I wasn't sure if I could link up before we left. Just wondering.

Erin LFF said...

It looks great! Love the "Renner" sign and those cats too ;) And you KNOW polka dots are where it's at!!!

Meg {henninglove} said...

i love how you spelled out your last name and love how the photo wall turned out! linking up tomorrow :-)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I've always loved photo walls and I love how you mixed things up! The polka dots sure are fun! HUGS!

Lauren said...

We just finished a gallery wall too! It was way stressful trying to line it all up perfectly, but the end result was definitely worth it.

Becky said...

Ahh this is so cute!! Sarah and I were just talking about doing a photo wall going up their stairs yesterday! Thanks for the tips :)

Ashley said...

I love how your photo wall turned out! And I'm really jealous of your cat art too :D

Devon said...

How do you spell characature? ... probably not like that. Anyways, I like that you put yours up. It's funny.

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adesertgirl said...

I ADORE that photo wall. So fun. Well done, friend!

-Amy

Becca Moss said...

I LOVE the photo wall! I have hung oh like four things in our house that we bought oh yeah over a year ago... ugh.... come help me please!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

I love your photo wall!! Your "Renner" sign/plaque/whateveryoucallthat is SUPER cute! Love the way it looks! And the banner that you made is really cute too! :) You are so crafty!

Katie said...

Love the photo wall! I've been dreaming up one since our apartment days, but then we moved into our house and I've been waiting to get all the right frames and start planning our bonus room makeover- but I have a feeling it'll all be done this fall!