The Wall That Brightens My Everyday

If you follow me on Facebook you've probably seen this before and know that my wall recently won Reader's Choice vote in Laura Winslow's Wall Art Love Contest. Thank you thank you thank you to all who voted for me!! I'm so honored and thrilled to be chosen!!! So here it is: the wall that makes me smile everyday when I see it.

And this wall would not have been possible without the beautiful photos by Abby Gray Photography and Lauren Sanderson Photography.

Here's a few questions I've been asked about the wall. If you have any other questions feel free to ask.

Where did you get the frames? Etsy! Most were from this seller. I did paint a couple of my own frames to match too.

How did you come up with the design? I ordered a bunch of random frames first then started arranging them over and over and over again on the floor. I worked on this on and off for about 6 months. I got frustrated several times with this! Seriously - I never thought I would get the darn thing up! I have 2 sides to me - an engineering side and a creative side - and these two sides were battling the entire time! lol. I wanted random but balanced and I finally got there! What finally helped is when I started placing the large frames first and then filled in with the smaller frames. Finally it just "felt right". :)  And of course I had to get the approval of my final design with my talented interior designer friend.

Is there glass in the frames? Nope! I wanted to make these as light as possible and I'm just not a big fan of glass.  I did get the prints printed with a protective lustre coating and had them mounted on matboard.

How did you hang all those frames? Call me crazy but I used command strips.  There are no holes in the wall! Woohoo!  I'm a big fan of these little buddies and all frames have been up for 6 months and we haven't had any fall down.

How did you order prints for the oval frames? Welll... I just ordered a print size closest to the oval dimensions then cut out the oval with kitchen scissors. Nothing fancy at all! :)

NOW GO and start on your own wall!! I promise all the hard work will be worth it!