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DIY Photo Gallery Wall

DIY Gallery Wall: How to create a photo gallery wall using frames and shelves

This weekend we finally finished our dining room makeover.  I can’t wait to share it with you tomorrow.  Today I am going to give you a sneak peek, and show you how I created this easy DIY photo gallery wall using frames and shelves from IKEA!  This might be my favorite space in the house right now. 

I love projects that basically build themselves.  All I had to do was hang two shelves, pop some pictures into the frames, and set the frames on the shelf.  Took me maybe five minutes.  Here’s what you need:

So total about $55 (+ the cost of pictures, which I printed myself at Walgreens).

I love that this wall shows our family story.  It showcases pictures from all of our recent major life events, and chronicles our love story from dating, engaged, married, pregnant.

DIY Gallery Wall: How to create a photo gallery wall using frames and shelvesRight now I have a mirror on the opposite wall, but I would love to swap it out with a large canvas picture of the whole family.  That requires us getting new family photos taken… so it’s on my to-do list.

DIY Gallery Wall: How to create a photo gallery wall using frames and shelvesCome back tomorrow for the dining room before and after reveal!  (UPDATE: You can see the before and after makeover here.)

You can see my gray & yellow inspiration here.


Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats

Tuesday 25th of February 2014

So love this Emily, I have been trying to figure out shapes, sizes, and such for redoing our family wall and this is perfect! Totally gonna do this! :)

Meg @ Lip Gloss and Lumber

Tuesday 18th of February 2014

Hi Emily, I saw this at Create Link & Inspire. I love how you told your story with the pictures. And you have an adorable family too :) Thanks for sharing


Sunday 28th of July 2013

My wife and I recently did the same type of DIY project. We had first seen it in a Pottery Barn magazine, but knew we would purchase the supplies somewhere else. Just like you, we did the black/white pictures with white frames. It has been such a vocal point in our living room and so personal.

Nice to see yours, and also the way you presented it in your blog. Great job!

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