We have a two story foyer with a huge blank wall leading upstairs - just begging for photographs. I found this guide, but I would really love to see some pictures from inspiration.
DD (1/03) , DS (9/05) , DD (10/09)
mama to : my spirited star 2/06, my sweet love 5/08, and a little lovey 5/12
Here are some pics:
I just recommend using wall anchors and a level to mount the shelves properly. Pleas post pics of your finished project, whatever you decide to do!
We also have a LARGE blank two-story foyer wall alongside the staircase. I have a large, framed, old map at the bottom of the stairs. The rest of the staircase walls are empty. I kind of like it. I may add some things later on, but for now I like the blank walls in this area of the house.
Elsewhere in Home Management, I posted tonight about wanting to do something about our large, blank wall in our kitchen, though. I know what I want, but cannot find it and I have enlisted many friends and family in my search. LOL Meanwhile, I am looking for a short-term, low-cost alternative. I have a wire with clips from Ikea that I may use. If the hanging mechanisms are too intensive or the length of wire is too short and looks weird, I may go with framing our family art night masterpieces and I am considering the ledges.
My neighbors have a wall of photographs alongside their staircase. They nailed strips of wood in level horizontal rows all the way up the staircase. It may be 1x1 or 2x2 or something along those lines. Then they hung all the hundreds of framed pictures from nails hammered only into those strips of wood. The strips are painted the same color as the wall, so they visually blend in nicely. They are grandparents and great grandparents and have a LOT of photographs! It looks pretty good considering how many pictures there are.
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The frames are a combination of black/white/silver all different sizes and textures. I love pictures on a wall- it really adds to a home and makes it warm and homey I think.
Seems easier than taking up and putting down the frames themselves!
If you don't have the frames themselves yet and are still at the planning stage re: what size frames and pictures you're going to have, I reccommend going big-ish. Little 4x6 or 5x7 frames will just look fussy in a space that large...
Mara, mama to two boys born 05/2009 and 04/2011, after four miscarriages.