October 24, 2013

DIY- Photo Collage Wall

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Photo walls have been one of my most sought after items on Pinterest for years, and now I have one of my very own!

I chose to go with a monochromatic look, with frames that I bought on sale from either Michaels or Home Goods. In fact, when on a business trip to Idaho Falls, I stopped in a Home Goods, and wound up cramming three 8×10 frames in my briefcase and schlepping them on the three flight legs home. Once I had enough for behind my bed, I spray painted them all white with Rust-Oleum paint.

My obsession with Austria is no secret, particularly when you look at my display. I included a vintage Austrian tourism print, my attempt at a Klimpt painting, and a photo I took in Hallstatt, Austria, that was printed onto canvas. This is a great way to display your favorite travel photos- and you can always find a coupon for the service. I also have a picture of my boyfriend and I on a trip to Austin, a shot of my sister Rosie and her fiancee from their engagement photoshoot in the rain under the Brooklyn bridge, and a watercolor of my childhood home in Harvard, MA, commissioned from an artist on Etsy. The tea pot halves are actually necklace holders from FredFlare.com, and yes, I realize that they are mounted too high.

Take your time figuring out your ideal arrangement. Once I had all of my items selected, I reorganized them on the floor, scrutinizing the layout. However, once they are up, unless you are a committed spackler, you are fairly married to the arrangement.

Have you tried a photo wall anywhere in your home?

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  1. I have yet to get together as cohesive a collection of art to make my own photo wall, but I definitely want to once I get the right selection. That’s so awesome you commissioned someone on Etsy to paint your childhood home – that’s such a good idea for a personal and unique gift. Nice post!

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