Let’s get one thing straight, I am NOT a decorator. My house is a mix of early playmobil, vintage yard sale, and dumpster finds. I like it this way because when things break, I don’t care, well I do a little, but not enough to cry or anything.
My favorite “things” in my home are the black and white pictures of my family. I love these photos and I love how they take up a large amount of wall space. A large picture would have cost a fortune, but thanks to some IKEA frames and cheap prints my black and white collection was pretty inexpensive.
One thing I don’t like about grouping pictures is that they are always crooked. I even mentioned it in a post last year because it bothered me so much!
See what I mean?
I actually got some great tips from readers on how to keep them straight. Sticky tack, rubber pads, and velcro were all suggested but I decided to take a more permanent approach in our new house.
I hung narrow shelves from IKEA then placed the pictures on the shelves. Since I know how to hang a level shelf, this project was so simple! I love the shelves because I can rearrange the photos without putting more holes in the wall.
I plan on painting the shelves once I paint the walls, but I just can’t decide on a color for the walls. I’m torn between yellow and blue. Any suggestions?
UPDATE – I finally picked a color for the walls and painted it as well as painted the shelves. See the finished project here.