When Caleb turned 12 months, we finally got professional family pictures for the first time! I knew that I wanted to add a family picture to our gallery wall in the living room. The only problem was I didn’t have a frame big enough for the picture since I wanted it to have a mat around it. After searching a few weeks, I finally found a frame at our favorite thrift store. It was in the clearance bin, marked down from $4 to $1. Plus the store was having a sale, 25% off all frames. I ended up getting the frame and mat for 75 cents!
Here’s how it started. I took out the faded picture, cleaned up the frame and glass, and added our family portrait.
I think it looks great and fits in well with the rest of the pictures. I had to rearrange a few things, but I didn’t get too technical. My pictures are not perfectly spaced out, and I’m sure that bothers some people. But I love how it turned out! I think the mismatched, imperfectness of the wall makes our feel more casual and comfortable.
You can see my original gallery wall and my inspiration for it here.
Do you use family pictures as wall decor too?