Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Pinterest Project: Stairway Picture Collage

This might be my favorite project so far
 A Pinterest inspired collage of pictures going up our once boring, plain jane stairway wall.

I started by sanding, priming and then painting the oak part of our railing white. 

A fresh start.

I weeded through a ton of frames, then ordered pictures from Shutterfly to fit the chosen ones. They also have a wall art section in case you don't have frames. 

I put my mirror up that I wanted to work around. Marked the wall space about 3.5 ft  up from each step. Then 3 ft. of picture space.

Picked my frames and then cut them out and number them as I put them up so I could stay organized (it helped so much! I used to just put a bunch of holes in my wall until the frames looked right.. eek!) 

Painted my wood "S" and a couple frames to add some color.

And BAM... the final project! (well, after I get my pictures put in) 
I'm very happy with this project. I could never have started this without so many good "pins" from Pinterest!

I'm still not certain about the colored frames (John hates them) or the "S" colors, it might be too matchy-matchy? It might look better as a solid color or I'd like to buy a ceramic S, or maybe a vintage one. 

That's the nice thing about this collage is that as I find better frames and other pieces to add to it. And I can easily do that and switch things out. 

**** Update: And now over a year later, our wall has grown a little bit more.... I think it's maxed out!! :)

My little helpers. Always... they must be under my feet at all times :)


And now for "his" project.... 

the man's version of a home improvement.

A basketball hoop in our family room. Why yes it is!

I'm so outnumbered in this house that I've decided I need to let certain things go and be a fun mom. It brings the man lot's of happiness as it does the little boys who enjoy dropping balls in from the top of the stairs.

A total eye sore but that's okay... for now, until they start breaking lamps and stuff!


Danna said...

Wow, I think it looks great! It's such a good idea to plan things out like that, I never would have thought of it.

Grace said...

the frames look great, I think a vintage letter would look even better ... and the basketball hoop I like!

Biz said...

I love the gallery wall, I'd probably do one more of the teal frames towards the bottom just so that it was a little more balanced.
My hubby just walked by and looked over my shoulder and said, "That's a really nice gallery wall," so it even has a man's approval ;)

Anna said...

Looks great! I'm with Biz, my first thought was that I loved the colored frames, but that it might look nice to have 1 more of the small ones at the bottom painted blue.

Anonymous said...

Hi Our Little Bubble. Love the colour scheme in this, i don't suppose you can remember the brand and colour of the grey wall paint?

Tamara Woods said...

Would love to know the color of the wall.