02 May 2011

The Wall.

Sorry to disappoint, but I'm not referring to Pink Floyd.

I'm referring to a our off-the-cuff family gallery.  It is actually two walls, each with two of THESE oh-so-easy-oh-so-cheap shelves.  Jake made them in a matter of a couple of hours.

By the way, did you know you could add hyphens to any series of words and create your own legitimate 'word'.  True story.

Silly me thought I would have too much space to fill.  Too bad I still have a whole box FULL of photos and art.  I have decided I will swap things out as I see fit.  I have about 4 canvases I'm planning on ordering of photos I took of my littles.  Those will have top shelving priority when I get around to it.  Whenever that may be.

For now, the shelves are full of oldies, but goodies with a few posters and art that I love mixed in for good measure.

I love this idea that all of our photos are displayed in a large statement grouping.  There aren't any other photos in the house except on these two walls.  Okay, I lied...there is one other photo in the master bedroom.  See?  I can't be trusted.

I've read personal/family photos shouldn't be in 'formal' rooms or bedrooms.  I say, "Dumb.".  My house, my rules.  These two walls are the first thing you see when you come in the front door. Bam!  In yo face!

You can also see the right wall when you  walk down the back hallway where the kids' rooms and the main bathroom are.  Our floor plan is very open and the lines of formal and informal are blurred.  Better yet, they're non-existent.  Just the way we like it.

Now, my question for you, dear readers...should I paint all the frames white to make such a busy installation more cohesive, or do you like the mish-mash {there's that hyphen thing again}?

What is your take?

For alas, I can't make up my mind for chiz.


  1. either way would be great-
    all white would be a bit more modern, clean-lined-
    the various frames makes it a tad more retro,with vintage flair-
    not helpful was I??!
    Really LOVE the wall(s)! :)

  2. I love the shelves, I like them the way they are it's a good mix

  3. I love it just the way it is, mish-mashy!

  4. I love the mish-mash! And I love this is the first thing people see... it shows what your family holds dear, what is the priority... formality be damned!

  5. i am so glad that you posted this..i have been wanting something similar for my hubby to make. He was home and got to see what I was talking about. I can't wait to get mine made!!

  6. I looked at the first photo and thought, Hey, that looks just like my wall! Love, love, love that Ana White girl. My wall is a mish-mash. Just used what I had. Really, just too lazy to paint and wait for all those frames to dry. Your walls look great just the way they are.

  7. I love the mish-mash! It's perfect.


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