A Different Kind of Gallery Wall

I think I’ve been saying for literally years that I wish we had more family photos around the house. I have thousands and thousands of photos in my phone and on my computer but getting them up on a wall is another story. I had it in my head that I wanted to create a gallery wall for our family pictures but I wanted it to be something kind of different than the usual gallery wall with varying sized frames kind of scattered around. I had seen these gallery wall kits on Framebridge, who I love and we have used in the past, and fell in love with one particular kit. But it wouldn’t fit anywhere in our house, so what’s a girl to do? Well, I hacked it.

The Framebridge gallery wall kits are awesome because they kind of take all of the headache out of actually making a gallery wall, which can be really overwhelming. There are a few to choose from — we used the Floor to Ceiling Grid. But our walls aren’t that tall and we really wanted our family photos in the hallway, so we found a really simple way to make it work.

On the site, you can upload all of your images to whatever gallery wall option you choose and get an idea of what it will all look like together. Then they just print and frame your photos and they show up at your door. It’s like actual magic. Zero headache. And the beauty of the gallery kits is that they come with hanging guides that make it impossible to screw up actually hanging them on your wall. You tape the hanging guide on the wall and it takes all the guesswork out of measuring where your frames will go. The kits also come with all of the hardware you’ll need to hang your photos.

But! If you want to hack the floor to ceiling grid like we did, all you have to do is cut the hanging guide into rows of three instead of a grid of twelve. Then tape the paper guide up on the wall where you’d like it, with the rows lined up. Use a level to make sure it’s all even. And just go down the line, hammering in the provided hardware into each “x” on the hanging guide. Pull the paper down and hang the photos up. That’s. It.

I have to say, the way all of these big, beautiful, colorful photos look all lining the hallway warms my dang heart every time I walk by them. I think probably over the years we’ll switch out the images, but the frames themselves are definitely a permanent fixture. It makes me so happy to see these little faces when I walk by. And the kids love picking their favorites as they run down the hall. I’m just glad we finally got a picture of Maggie’s little legs all covered with sprinkles up on the wall. That’s a keeper, for sure.

Do you have a lot of family photos around the house? How do you like to display them? xoxo

Product for this post was graciously provided by Framebridge.

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