Friday, August 12, 2011

Quick Change-It-Up Photo Gallery

Last week I did a little tweaking on my easy change-it-up photo wall I first showed you last spring.  
It involved taking the glass and backing out of a collection of frames, hanging them on the wall and taping a picture inside.  The objective being a nice photo display in which you can change out the photos without any hassle.

Firstly, I was never too keen on that light yellow - that wall gets a lot of light and it always looked washed out.  So I painted it one shade darker - the color that is in our family room.
This wall is a heavy traffic area, so it was nice to wash up and get clean and fresh again anyway.

Also after having several frames get knocked down - as they were just hanging on a nail -  I added some tacky gum to make them more stable - much better.

And I just put in new summer pictures!  Remember that I add a white border to the picture to give it a more finished, matted-type look.  You can add this border on the actual photo-developing site (such as Walgreens) but keep in mind that this border will just be laid right on top of the photo, cropping a bit off the edges.  If you want to keep the edges you can add a white "frame" using Picnik.

Now here's the wall all fresh and fun - no glass cleaning required!

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  1. Hi!! I love your blog! I've started following you today and I've already read your tutorials & did some pinning to pinterest! :)
    Love this idea, not just b/c it looks good but also b/c it's quick & easy to change!
    Thanks for such great ideas.
    Oh yeah, I found your blog through Just a Girl's blog! :)
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend...

  2. I LOVE this look! Totally takes the kitsch out of the frames.

  3. This is genius!!! Just popping in from TT&J :)

  4. Great idea... I always like changing things up... this will be perfect!

  5. Love this idea!! I'm sure it makes changing out pictures a breeze. :)

  6. Great idea! Your gallery wall looks beautiful! Martina

  7. Genius! I love it! I too linked up with Just a Girl and found you there. So glad I did. I am now a happy follower of yours. Hope you stop by sometime!

  8. Oh! Yay! I just read some about you... I too now call Colorado our home and Jesus my Saviour! So extra thrilled to have found you! Beautiful home!

  9. Hi! I am stopping by from Funky Junk Interiors. I am a new follower. I have been wanting to do a gallery wall for awhile. Thanks for this tutorial. Blessings...
    Saved By Love Creations

  10. great idea--I love the idea of not having to deal with the dust and fingerprints on the glass. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Love this idea! I used it for Eric's nursery and now that he is here I need to switch up the photos. Thanks, Cailan!