I have been
obsessing working on a gallery wall for Dmitri & baby boy's room for several weeks now. Trying to get the right photos, which frames to paint, which to leave, and what colors! Well, this is what I ended up with- and I'm loving it.
And here it is in larger context:
All of the photos, with the exception of the center image, are from Dmitri's newborn photo shoot. And don't worry, I know it currently looks like a shrine to Dmitri, but baby brother will be incorporated just as soon as he arrives! I am determined to take just as many photos of my second child as my first, despite everyone telling me it won't happen. (Don't test me, people!!)
-7 frames - already had (many of them came from Target)
-wooden letter P - Anthropologie (on sale a couple years ago, but they always have really fun letters)
-red paint: a little bottle of acrylic from Michael's ( < $1)
-yellow paint: leftover from a previous project - a high gloss spray paint from Lowe's
-a few nails that were laying around
So there you go, a gallery wall that cost me less than a dollar. By giving a few frames a face-lift with some paint, I made what I had work for the space. No purchasing necessary.
If you want to create a gallery wall and don't have any leftover frames, consider looking at Goodwill (or other thrift stores), and Hobby Lobby's clearance section. Even if the colors aren't right, don't forget the magic of paint!