Yes, I finally get to check this project off my to-do list! The thought of a photo gallery was so overwhelming and daunting that I put it off for years, and years, and…years. This is my year and I’m determined to make big things happen so here you have it – a tackle at one of my hardest projects in a long time. It turned out even better than I ever imagined, mostly because it’s filled with the beautiful faces I know and love.
Since all our family photos were over two years old I had the choice of filling this space with older/classic photos of us OR try to take new photos. I chose the latter and planned a short notice, quick, DIY photo shoot on a free Saturday. Couldn’t be more thrilled with how they turned out. I used the newest photos in the large frames and saved the older/classic photos for the smaller frames.
- 4 Large 19 3/4 x 19 3/4in Stromby silver frames from Ikea ($12/each)
- 4 ornate white frames 5 x 7in in 2 different styles from Marshalls ($7/each) (vertical photos)
- 4 ornate white frames 4 x 6in in 2 different styles from Marshalls ($6/each) (horizontal photos)
- 1 decorative wooden box with LOVE print from Marshalls ($5)
I added the artwork “Kind Heart, Fierce Mind & Brave Spirit” to the photo before printing. It’s set at 50% opacity. Here’s a free download of the artwork for anyone interested.
Here’s a free download of the artwork I created of “You are capable of amazing things”.
This is an up close view of the ornate frames.
Hope this inspires you to take on some big projects that have been on your to-do list for far too long. If this helped you with your own photo gallery, please share a photo of yours, I’d love to see!