I have about 4 gallery walls in my house. I have recently realized that I must LOVE gallery walls. But, the one I am working on right now has taken the most effort. It covers a large area of the wall and it is basically one of the first things you will see when you walk in the front door, so I wanted it to have an impact. While also keeping it totally personal and being a reflection of our family.
I plan on hanging our formal family photos here every year, but I didn’t want it to be just photos. This is the second project I did for this wall. You can find the first here.
I had a picture in my mind of just typography with important dates, but I already had so many frames up in the mix I needed something different, so I went on the hunt for an old window to add. And came up with this:
First I cleaned and sanded the window. Then I went on the computer and typed out how I wanted the dates to look. I used a military inspired font. I printed the dates and tape them to the window.
I traced the numbers on the front of the window using a dry erase marker, that way I could correct any mistakes. (you could also use a sharpie and erase mistakes with nail polish remover)
Last, I filled in the numbers with a black paint pen.
Here it is with most of the other items hung up. Still working on a couple more things to add to the wall and of course…the family photos!!
You could really do this project with any writing or pictures. Here are some other ideas that I have online, these could easily be recreated using the same method:
Here are some that I have seen on Instagram, these are available at Home Goods, TJ Maxx and Marshalls.
Source @ beautifullydistressed_
I have also seen versions on Etsy that I am sure you can order and personalize, but I am
cheap THRIFTY…and I like to do things myself. Hope you give it a try!