Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Family photo gallery wall....

 
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!

10 comments:

  1. Your hallway gallery is beautiful. I have one too --- and really enjoy spending time going down memory lane when I pass by. You did a great job of stair-stepping photos. Lovely.

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  2. VERY cool, Jody! I love your railing. I think I could do that. I must look around for a railing size branch.

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  3. I really like your wall gallery. Very nice...

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  4. LOVE THIS! I'm thinking about old branding irons now...

    Wow-I was going to ask about your handrail. It's so lovely! You did a fantastic job! Inspiring!

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  5. Your wall looks great Jody! Thanks for the links -- I've been struggling with how to do a wall for months now. I have a small wall that has only baby pictures, but now I want to do a larger wall. I'm considering just black and whites too.

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  6. Your wall looks great Jody and thank you, thank you for the links! We're in the middle of renovating and I'm planning to do a photo collage - now I have all the help I need!

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  7. Jody, your wall of fame turned out really well. I need to do this, you have inspired me xoxox Clarice

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  8. I LOVE that!! I think there is nothing so homey and inviting as family photos proudly displayed. They look great. You've done such a wonderful job of arranging them. :)

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  9. Thanks for your encouraging words! I hope you'll be inspired to check out the other gallery walls and build one in your home.

    Jody

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  10. It's looking good! Every time i see a wall gallery lately I have though of you. =)

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