Gallery wall done on a Dollar Tree budget.
Last week, I decided to update my hallway gallery wall. I wanted an easy layout that would bring a non-cluttered feel to the narrow hallway yet still add personality. So the search for simple yet affordable picture frames began.
A trip to The Dollar Tree was all I needed. I bought 20 simple frames in two different sizes. I kept my four old large frames.
Some photos are pretty old … like this one of my mom when she was pregnant with me in 1970.
Some are current; some in black and white.
Some full of priceless memories … like this photo I took of my then 10-year-old daughter. The dress, the guitar, the brick wall … just like it was yesterday. Memories all over the wall.
Some ” design experts” will tell you not to display too many family photographs. To me a house without photographs doesn’t feel like a home.
My daughter Christy once wrote a song titled A Place To Call Home. With this song she captured our life experiences and move to Nashville. These two lines from the song will always stick with me.
“Pictures are first on the wall in a second
A constant reminder of who we are.”
I’ll keep adding to my gallery ( even if design experts don’t agree with) until the picture frames reach the bottom. In the meantime, these photos “are a constant reminder of who we are”.
Do you like to display family photographs on your walls?
I love this wall! And that song – screw what anyone says I’ll always put up tons of photos! Especially in frames from dollar tree!
I know, right. I’m not going to hide my most precious pictures.