We updated our hallway upstairs with a pretty rug.
Our current wall decor didn't match the rug,
so I started thinking about an easy way to change it.
I came up with this gallery wall using simple black & white pictures of our children.
It was very cheap, fast and easy...
So I will share what I did.
First, I selected some pictures of my girls that I really like.
They were all taken in different settings, and they were wearing different colors,
so I changed the pictures to black and white for a more uniform look.
I also took pictures of their hands.
Then, I got some frames at the $ store:
11 by 14 document frames for the large pictures, and 5 by 7 frames for the small ones.
Since I wanted to add some color,
I used Picasa to do that:
- Create a picture collage in Picasa (option: Picture pile)
- Pick the right size (for me 11 by 14)
- Pick "solid color" for your background and select a color.
- Add the picture of your choice: you can drag it to the right position and resize it if necessary.
I saved it and added their names (in the same color as the background) on top of the picture.
Then I just had the whole picture printed. No need to mat the picture, since that is already a part of the picture.
A very easy way to customize the colors with your decor.
The added names add to the customized look...
I hung the pictures, but something wasn't quite right yet:
I didn't like how everything was centered around the thermostat, so to distract from it,
I used some vinyl and my Silhouette Cameo to create this little owl.
Now the thermostat isn't the center of attention anymore :)