So I enlisted the help of Mom and her fabulous photography and photoshop skills to create some great "kitchen-esque" prints.
Aren't they fabulous? They are of actual items from our house! Next thing was to find a book to print on, so I headed to Value Village...
Where I found this perfectly old book:
For the great price of $2.09!
Then I needed a way to print the images on this book's old pages. So I carefully ripped them out and taped them to some 8.5X11 card stock I had lying around. I taped them as close to the middle as possible and then opened the image I wanted to print in word and centered it on the page and printed!
I decided to print on a Christian book because I figured if I'm going to have words in the wall they might as well be positive and inspiring ones right?
I then gathered the nine frames I had purchased from Wal-Mart. This was the expensive part of the project. Each frame was $10. I think my grand total for the nine frames was $112.
The only other supplies needed were hooks to put the pictures up- they were less than $2. Making the total of this project about $117- not too bad!
I will let the pictures do the talking for a bit now...
The real brains behind this operation- could not have done it without the hubs. He was a measuring math whiz! Each hook was in a slightly different place on the back of each frame so it wasn't just a matter of putting up hooks in a nice even grid. That's what we get for buying cheaper frames!
Also since some hooks were off center, this was how they all looked when we first got them up on the wall. So then entered these handy Velcro 3M tabs:
Which I cut in half and attached to the bottom edge of a few of the frames to hold them straight on the wall leaving the finished product below!
I also got my lovely wire flower up in the entrance!
What do you think? Do you like our gallery wall? I'm LOVING it! Pictures on the wall really do warm up the place.