Sarah Gunn: Wall Candy


DIY Photo Display

Decorating With Photographs

Photographs are one of the easiest and inexpensive ways to personalize a space. When I was redecorating Jessie's room, I wanted to incorporate some photos but I also wanted to add a little pattern to the space. For around $70.00 I was able to create a unique and playful photo display.

What You Need:

1. four large frames {I used the Ikea ribba 8x10s}
2. photo mounting squares
3. co-ordinating patterned paper
4. black and white photos*
5. a ruler to measure placement

How To:
Carefully line up a photo on a sheet of patterned paper {play around with the placement until you are happy with the look}, then tape in place. I like to lay the mat over the paper and check with a ruler to make sure everything looks even.

I think this project is perfect for a child’s room. You can rotate pictures and even switch up the background designs frequently to suit your child’s taste.You could use wallpaper remnants or fabric as the background for the photos too. I'd love to try it for a gallery wall using a variety of frames in different sizes.

I recently wanted to add a bit of spring colour to my mantle so I created a similar look using three beach shots of my sweet little boys. It brightens up the dark hutch, don’t you think?

If you have a wall in your house in need of a liitle colour and personality, this little project is the perfect budget friendly way to brighten your space.

*The beautiful photographs for the project were taken by Racheal McCaig Photography and CL Buchanan Photography. Thanks ladies!