5/13/2013

A Pretty Picture Wall




 I was first inspired to make a picture wall after seeing this post a while ago.  It seemed a perfect solution for the many blank walls that I didn't quite know how to decorate in our small house.

 I decided that I wanted to do a "favorite places" wall but with the main premise being that all the pictures had to be from one of the trips my husband I took together, or a place that meant something to us.  They didn't have to mean something to someone else, in fact I preferred pictures that didn't "scream" a particular place.  The important thing was that we would recognize each picture and know where it was taken.

I bought wood at Lowes and asked them to cut it into 8x8 squares and painted them with some leftover grey paint.  Then I had my pictures printed on 8x8 sheets at Costco.  I used mod podge to attach the pictures to the wood, and then used a little mod podge to cover over the photo, giving it a matte look.

It took me a while to finally finish the project (the wood pieces sat in the garage for months), so I was quite excited to finally finish them and hang them up in our bedroom this weekend.  Lu enjoyed helping "paint" with mod podge too, so we both had a good time doing the project together.  Using wood pieces was much more affordable than doing canvas too.

What do you think?  Do you like using wood backings instead of canvas?

2 comments:

  1. Jill, this turned out beautifully. It's even fun for ME to go through each picture and try to remember/figure out where it was taken-- I can imagine how much the girls must like it.

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