My family means everything to me. Every opportunity I get to capture a precious moment with them on camera, I do! So what do you do with a bunch of great pictures? Make a portrait wall! It’s that one place in your home you can go to reflect on happy times and relive great memories of the ones you love.
I had a blast putting this portrait wall together for my home. I knew exactly what I wanted and because of that I thought it would carry a hefty price tag.
How I did it:
1. I gave myself a budget of $100 to complete the project.
2. I shopped the frames from goodwill and took advantage of their 40% off discount.
I snagged 20 frames for $25 people!!!
3. Prep and paint the frames.
You will need scissors, a a screwdriver and a paint scraper to get the frames ready for painting. This part of the project is easy enough to have the kids help. Disaya did a great job removing the paper backing from the pictures. She also helped remove the staples and screws and sanded down the rough spots to give the frames a clean smooth finish.
They were all different colors and sizes and I knew I wanted a satin black finish so I purchased a spray paint from Amazon for $11.
One bottle finished the job with two coats.
4. Prep Wall & Hang Pictures
I picked 10 favorite photos of my family to grace my wall. I wanted a good variety of of images so I chose some individual and some group photos. When picking out your photos, I recommend using the ones that make you smile the most. That way whenever you are down or having a moment, you can visit your wall to find your happy again.
I used my Walgreens app to print my pictures to the nearest store. I selected 11 x14 and 16x 20 poster size images in order to make a bold statement. They had a 50% off all print promo so I took full advantage. I was extremely pleased by the quality of the pictures and walked away spending just over $50!
How Much Did It Cost?
I finished the project in one day and on budget! I spent less then $100 including the tip I gave Disaya for helping me out. I now have a new central point of interest in my home and I wouldn’t change a thing. It is absolutely priceless to me.
What type of emotional investments are you making in your home? Would you try a picture wall? If so, share your experiences with me on my Facebook page @nlovewithjasmine.