Picture Wall Progress: Laying It All Out

At the end of December I posted about finding & spray painting my 25 frames for the picture wall I wanted to create.

Now I’m about half way through hanging my pictures & thought I’d share some of my progress 🙂 To arrange my pictures I traced each one onto newspaper and then labeled each corresponding frame & paper with a number so I wouldn’t have to play the guessing game later on.

I started with the three  central 8×10 , since I knew I wanted that to be the focal point, and then worked my way outward from there until all my papers were placed. I ended up adding a couple more frames that I had around the house to make it look “just right.”

the focal point
the full arrangement!

And now we are in the process of filling the frames! I wanted to arrange them first so I would know which way the pictures would be oriented. I started with some of our favorites, and so far I’m pretty pleased with our selections.

my and my grandmother <3
Philippians 4:8 – one of my favorite Bible verses {edited with Picnik}
starting to come together!


I also created this guy that needs a home:

So we clearly have several frames left to fill – which to me is the fun part! – but definitely a lot farther along 🙂 It really helps to have the frames ready and the overall layout configured. Hopefully I can manage to get some better quality pictures when it’s all finished 😛

Kate Alyse

Kate Alyse

Kate is a proud mama to six amazing little sweeties {through birth + adoption} and wife to the best husband a girl could ask for! She considers herself blessed to be able to stay home with the kids, and is just starting to get into the world of homeschooling. In her "spare-time" she enjoys sharing many of the projects, stories, and gluten-free recipes that are a part of their every day lives!
  • It's looking great! I saw on The Simple Things blog about framing some colorful cloth napkins. I think that's next on my DIY list.

  • Sandym

    I LOVE this~  I have wanted to do something like this in our stair well and haven't had the nerve….hmmmmmm    Maybe you could help me??????????

  • Thanks! I haven't seen that one yet – I'll have to check it out… sounds very interesting!

  • I would love to! 😀

  • It's coming along so well! I like it!

  • Thanks! I'm down to 4 left now, so I'm hoping to finish soon! 🙂

  • brenda vandersee

    I'm going to steal this idea for your room/my den re-do 🙂  I love it!!

  • Awesomeness!

  • Hannah Bro

    I love your photo wall. I've been planning on doing one as well, however, who knows when that will happen now. 😛

  • aww thanks! It definitely takes time… I've just been working on it a little bit each day… {it's finally done tho!} – Maybe this summer when ya don't have classes it will be easier 🙂

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