Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Our Semi Finished Photo Frame Wall Collage

Remember a while back when I shared a picture of our terribly boring entry way wall and mentioned that I wanted to put a photo frame wall collage on it someday?  Well, after about two months of debating (like really, really debating) over what style of collage to do, how big to make it, buying a bunch of eclectic cheapo frames only to then return them when I felt like they looked to messy, wondering if I should use white, black or brown frames and hanging newspaper on the wall in different directions  did I finally decide to go with a more cohesive, streamlined look.  This goes better with the feel of our home...or at least the feel that I want for our home someday.  I'm happy with the contrast of the brown wood frames against the white molding and I love that I will get to display both vertical and horizontal pictures with this collage.  These are Wall Mart frames and my sister is actually the genius who suggested this simple layout that I love.  Thanks Anna!  I had a small budget and that does pose more challenges but, I am very happy with this simple, clean look.  I will be filling the bottom frames with pictures from our Fall family Session soon.  Yeah! Another DIY project that we can cross of our list!

BEFORE (below): Just to refresh your memory.  This is what our horrible boring entryway wall looked like before the chair rail, molding, paint and wood frames that my hubby worked tirelessly on.  THANK YOU HUBBY!  Pretty blah huh. I found it almost depressing to walk in and out of my house to this long blank wall every day. I still want to get a nice chaise lounge for beneath the pictures and I'd also like to get a circular mirror for the entry instead of the rectangle that we have as it hangs past the molding and looks tacky.  Oh and wood flooring is still on my wish list! I'm content with this for now though:-)
My hubs worked patiently on the molding in his free time for about a month.  I am thrilled with how it has transformed our entryway and if it was easier to do I would probably want the molding done throughout the entire house! lol.  Looks so fresh and inviting doesn't it!  My hubs is such a handy guy!

Our wall is in fact bowed in several places which means the molding bows.  I am baffled by how uneven our walls are in this house but, fortunately once the furniture is moved against the molding it doesn't stand out as much anymore. 
Daisy really enjoyed playing with Daddy's tools and watching him work.  She especially loved the tape measure and the level and yes, she has a diaper on though it doesn't look like it in this picture. lol




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27 comments:

  1. ooooh I love that - the sideboard is fabulous and I love the collage. I really need to frame more of my work. Stealing this idea!

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  2. Wow! That looks incredible! I love it! It makes such a difference! The frames look so good too!!! How fun!! Your house is darling.

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  3. Love the molding! I was reading old posts of yours a while ago and read the one about the blank boring wall and wondered when we would see the finished product....this is beautiful!!

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  4. It looks AMAZING!!! I love molding throughout houses. Once we have a house we plan on staying a long time at I want it throughout ours too. =)
    Seriously looks great!

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  5. absolutely lovely! Makes me excited to finish our entry way someday, though my project for this fall/winter will be tackling our master bathroom. I've had so many ideas in my mind for so long that its time to put them to good use!

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  6. Um...WOW! What a difference the molding and collage make! This looks like something out of a magazine. You both did a great job. I'm creating a similar collage on the short hallway outside of my master bedroom...I still have a lot of work to do on it...I'm building it one expensive frame at a time.

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  7. This looks amazing!!!!!!!!! Y'all have done a great job!

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  8. It really does make the entryway light up. Lovely job!

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  9. LOVE it! Your husband did a fabulous job on the wall! And I love your streamlined approach to the photos. Very nice, Casey! :)

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  10. Oh wow..that looks super good. You guys are so creative:)!! I am planning this when we get our new house...we don't have enough space here.

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  11. This looks SO nice! I'm really impressed!

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  12. your house is so beautiful! love the collage!

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  13. I LOVEEEEEEEEEEE that! I need to do some kind of decorating and picture hanging in my house! Still debating on what exactly i want to do. This is gorgeous though. I love that!

    In our sea of love

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  14. Great job, you guys! It has really elevated the feel of your entry to FAB-U-LOUS! I'm about to create a gallery in my hallway...we're on a budget, too, and I've already picked out those exact frames, only in black!

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  15. The pictures look great and that modling is beautiful! Congrats on doing it yourselves

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  16. Oh wow...you have just majorly inspired me. I hope you post more pictures of the collage once you fill in all the frames. And what a nice hubby you have! His work looks great! :)

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  17. I love it! I pinned the frame pic on Pinterest ;)

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  18. LOVE this! Anytime your husband feels like taking a trip down to El Paso, let me know--we have plenty of things around here that could use a handyman's touch! :D

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  19. It looks so pretty! We have a wall like that in our entry way, I'm sold! SO PRETTY! Love the frames too!

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  20. WOW!!! I love it. Looks awesome!! Great job Joey!

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  21. wow. that looks fabulous!! well done!

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  22. Casey, Your project turned out beautifully! What about turning your mirror 90 degrees? At least until you save up for a round mirror! I love mirrors behind lamps and you may be able to get that effect when you turn the mirror! I love design and enjoy your posts you do about design! I found your blog through Mommyhood Memos!
    Hello from San Diego, Laura

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  23. I. AM. IMPRESSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can you all come here for a visit & do that to my house????? I just can't believe the photos so perfectly aligned- never mind the great job on the bottom half of the wall - which I have always been a sucker for. YOU GUYS ROCK!!!!

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  24. Beautiful! Love the molding details. That tight arrangement looks great.

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  25. yeah, this looks great. k, I'm gonna get on this now. collage of frames!

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