Family Photo Wall

Last week I put up some pictures. For the first time in years I put a nail in the wall and actually hung a photo (well actually a few photos). Every time I walk by this wall it makes me smile. I look at it when I’m making my morning cup of chai, it’s in my sight-line while I work at the kitchen table, and it’s the first thing I see when I come back home and open the front door. 

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If you haven’t done it yet, print out some of your favourite pictures and put them on the wall! In fact, you can even take it a step farther and have your favourite images put on canvas, like I did with two pictures from our family shoot last year. We chose 12×12 canvas wraps from London Drugs and they look amazing. Putting an image on a canvas wrap really makes it look special and, adds some interest to your photo wall.

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I started by hanging an Ikea Ribba shelf in the centre of my photo wall area. This was set up to hide the ugly thermostat you see in the photo  above. I used drywall anchors to make sure the shelf was secure and could handle the weight of the largest frame. creating a photo wall

Then I used some painters tape and good old push pins to make sure that my canvas prints were hanging straight. Once I had the canvas prints up I added the family sign and the two little frames on the left.

Initially I was really stressed about putting up this mini photo wall. I’ve seen so many amazing photo walls on Pinterest with their perfectly matched frames and exact spacing – it made me feel like mine wouldn’t look good enough. Crazy right?

Anyway, I’m glad that I got over it and just put something on the wall. I also hummed and hawed for a few days about whether I should mix professional photos with old school print photos or not, but finally I decided to just choose whatever I love. how to hang a photo wall 4

{This photo is not professional by any means – but it’s my favourite photo of all time because it’s the first picture of all four us. It’s captures the day my little family was complete}

If you’ve been putting off hanging pictures because they aren’t professional, or your frames aren’t nice enough, or any other reason – trust me, just do it! You won’t regret it.

Sources: Paint – Ralph Lauren Victorian Pink from Home Depot, Canvas Prints from London Drugs, Frame Shelf Ribba from Ikea, Frames from Target.


1 Comment

  1. May 16, 2015 / 8:44 am

    This is lovely! I made a gallery wall up our stairs too and every time I walk past I smile just like you! I like how you used little ledges, this will make it super easy to switch photos around and keep your display fresh. 🙂

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