Family Photo Wall

So I could call this a gallery wall, but it truly is all Family photo’s that I adore. This is the upstairs hall leading to the bedrooms so it’s a family space which allowed me more freedom with the pictures I chose… I will tell you there is one photo in particular I love, but the kiddos hate it… oh well I put it up anyway Surprised smile

This was pretty much how all of the upstairs looked before we started painting it. I think it’s Navajo white, which is FINE, but it’s just not “us”. Eventually this hall and master bedroom (at the end of the hall) will have hardwood flooring… I’m hoping this winter!

Hall Before

We painted the Foyer, up the stairs and the upstairs hall Revere Pewter. Revere Pewter is very popular for a reason, it’s perfect… not too cool and with just enough warm in it to sometimes look Greige. I could literally paint the whole house this color but my youngest daughter would have a fit as she already thinks I’ve gone a little overboard with all of the blue and gray walls in this house. I really don’t care though… I LOVE THEM!

Hallway painted Revere Pewter

After I painted the walls I decided I wanted to paint the main wall black, Benjamin Moore Black Iron specifically. FYI the hall is a good size and the black wall doesn’t make it feel closed in at all.

Here it is after one coat, it took two coats.

Hallway with black accent wall

I think it’s a pretty dramatic change and I couldn’t be happier with the way it turned out!

Gallery wall family photo wall black accent wall

All of the frames I had in storage still, they were just not black. I spray painted them all black and laid them out on a few sheets of craft paper to get the layout I wanted. I traced them on the paper and then using the paper as a guide I hung up the frames. All but 3 of these frames are hung with Command Strips, I’m telling you that stuff is awesome for this application!

Gallery wall family photo wall black accent wall

This little sign I made by downloading a chalkboard background and adding my typography to it in Adobe. I printed it out on thick cardstock and used spray adhesive to attach it to this frame.

Gallery wall family photo wall black accent wall

Around this same time we also painted the bannister and handrails Benjamin Moore Jet Black, they are so much prettier than before, I don’t know why I didn’t paint them sooner! The chair I reupholstered a couple of months ago, I just haven’t written up a post on it… it looks pretty awesome here right?

Gallery wall family photo wall black accent wall

Everyday I enjoy walking by this installation of photos and reminiscing , it really brings me a lot of joy and happiness!

Gallery wall family photo wall black accent wall

This was a pretty easy project and certainly cheap for me since I just painted and reused frames I already had in storage. It took me about a month from start to completion due to the time it took deciding which photos to use and making sure they were oriented correctly. Oh, and God forbid one child was pictured more than the others… I seriously counted to make sure they were even… kids… I swear they will drive you C-R-A-Z-Y sometimes, but clearly I love mine!

Thanks as always for stopping by!

Until next time…

K

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About Susan @ Uniquely Yours or Mine

Hey there! You want to know more about me? Well here's a little bit... I'm the lucky wife of a Super Awesome Husband (SAH) and a mother of 3 wonderful girls. We moved to Louisville, KY in 2013 from Richmond, VA where I was refinishing, repairing and painting furniture as a serious "hobby". Since moving I have been spending most of my time designing and updating our new-to-us home, but I do enjoy getting out and exploring my new town as much as possible!

Posted on November 3, 2014, in Decorations, Interior Design and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 34 Comments.

  1. I love that photo wall. The black paint was an excellent idea. The white mats were also a great touch. I’ve always had a photo wall. I may have to redo mine and borrow your ideas. One of the photos on mine is a family picture circa 1972 that my daughters call ” the nerd family picture!” Oh, and I also make sure I have an equal number of photos of each grandchild. LOL

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  2. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.

    What a wonderful spot to stop and linger. I love the drama of the black wall. Nicely done Susan!

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  3. I absolutely love this, I do not have enough wall space, better see what I can do!

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  4. as usual….. WOW! is there anything you CAN’T do??! you are a font of inspiration!! thanks for sharing~~ Stephanie in RVA

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  5. So very pretty! Love the chair, by the way.

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  6. Dang Girlfriend, Your good!!!

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  7. I found you via Make it Pretty Monday at the Dedicated House! I love the before and after, great job! I’ve been wanting to make a photo wall in my room for some time, maybe this will inspire me to actually do it 🙂

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  8. It looks quite amazing! The rug is great too!
    Jennelise

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  9. Looks great! Love the gray!

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  10. Love your wall color! It really makes the photos pop!
    Debbie @refreshrestyle

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  11. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life

    Oh wow, what a difference. I love the dark wall and the gallery is fabulous. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

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  12. This turned out soooooo beautifully Susan!! That black wall is amazing, and your arrangement is stunning!!!

    -andi

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  13. How beautiful Susan – and how bizarre that we both do a post on a black wall on the same day !!!
    LOVE love love it as a gallery wall – really gorgeous job!
    XOXO

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  14. It looks awesome and I love the idea. The black accent wall is a great touch. I might have to steal your idea, if that is okay with you.

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  15. I love me a good gallery wall! Well Done! Thanks for sharing. You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week’s party:
    http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2014/11/make-it-pretty-monday-week-120.html Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  16. I love this space! Where did you find that wonderful rug?

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  17. So badass! I want to pain my living room wall with this color and Benjamin Moore’s city shadow.. What’s your opinion?

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