I've always had the "Wall of Fame" in our upstairs hallway and after taking everything down to repair and repaint a few weeks ago, I decided to update it and add in some old-time family photos. Initially, I was only going to do black & white photos, but I decided to add a splash of color here and there with the framed fall leaves and a few colored photos. The old ranch branding irons add a bit of nostalgia (we use electric branding irons now). I made the stair rail a few years ago from a dead cottonwood branch that I found on the ranch. I sanded it and sealed it with a polyurethane finish. I did not pre-plan my gallery wall as some do, but just started in and pounded nails as I went along. I had a lot of fun with this project and look forward to adding to it as our family expands.
This photo is taken from the top of the stairs looking down. The blank frame is securing a place for a senior picture of our youngest. If you are considering doing a gallery wall, you might enjoy looking around at the Inspired Room where there is a Gallery Wall Party happening!