For the other large wall in my billiard room, I decided I wanted to do a wall gallery with family beach pictures in a sepia tone. I love the wall gallery we have in our hallway, but I didn't want another perfectly symmetrical gallery with matching frames. I knew it would take some really awesome gallery samples to convince Hubs to agree with me on this one. He is a symmetrical kinda guy. Everything has to be even or symmetrical. Lucky for me, that means 2 kids, even if they are both girls! Okay, so I searched and searched and found these inspiration galleries to show him.
He actually liked these, but he only agreed after I told him we could do a symmetrical border. ;) I went though the house and only found a few frames. I decided to hit the thrift stores to see what I could find. Amazingly, I found 6 frames and spent about $5 on all of them. I was looking for some square frames and only found 1 large one that held a picture of some apples. The frame was an ugly oak color and was just nasty. I'm sure I pulled out my hand sanitizer 3 times in the store... 2 more times in the car and a full scrub down in the sink when I got home. I quarantined all the frames in a sealed plastic bag in the garage until I was able to give them a good disinfecting.
Any who, I stopped by the Dollar Store and picked up a few small plastic square frames and 5x7 frames. I really wish I would have taken pictures of before and of me painting them, but again, BB (before blogging). ;( Also, it would have been nice if I had some info about painting on plastic. P-R-I-M-E-R. So after about 15 coats of semi-gloss white paint on all the frames, I laid them out and arranged them on the floor until we decided on a layout we liked. Then it was time for Hubs to start measuring and hanging. He had a scribble sheet with all kinds of calculations. I just let him do his thing and he did an amazing job!
We added our beach photos and voila!!
After the frames went up, it just looked a bit lacking. My mom got me a gift certificate from Uppercase Living way back when and I purchased a vinyl saying to put in my hallway, but I never got around to it. Good thing because it was just what my gallery needed! They saying reads, "Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away."