”Charm” Gallery Wall


     Now that the kitchen is done, I thought I'd finish up some smaller projects around the house before I moved on to anymore overhauls. Originally, I wanted a huge leaner mirror in the dining room. Around here it is SO hard to find one though. We recently just got a +HomeGoods and I was really hoping to find that perfect mirror there, but It just hasn't happened yet. So then, I got to thinking about how a gallery wall would look there. It just so happened that I was in Wal-Mart with my grandma last week and I spotted these white +Better Homes and Gardens frames on clearance for $2 ! I literally almost peed my pants when I saw the price ( TMI, I know) but these were origanilly $20 a piece. I went ahead and snagged them all. It was exactly the amount I needed (9) ... talk about divine appointment. Now I just had to come up with something to put in the frames. I knew I didn't want actual photos of us, family or friends. I thought it would be kind of creepy having humans in pictures stare at you while you are eating dinner. Maybe I'm just weird... yea, that's probably it. Anyways, I kept toying with ideas until I thought about doing a "charm" wall. Basically like a charm bracelet only in pictures. Things, places, etc that spark our memory of good times we've had. I pitched my idea to Tim and he thought is was neat so there ya have it... a charm wall it is.
   I gathered some pictures that I had taken and used +PicMonkey to edit them.  Then transferred them  to +Walmart.COM  and made 4x6 prints. When I went online to the photo center on walmart.com a little pop-up box came up and said enter your e-mail to get 25 free 4x6 prints. I was like are you kidding me.. that exactly the size I need. So, obviously I went ahead and entered my e-mail and ended up getting them all for free. I still have 16 free prints to take advantage of!

   Since we didn't want to put nine holes in the wall we used command strips, the ones made for frames, and they worked great! I had some extras from previous projects.

This project ended up only costing us $22.50 (without  tax) I mean is that not a steal? You can barely buy a frame for half of that price these days.



             When I was laying out the arrangement that I wanted , I turned around and saw Annabelle casually lounging in the middle , LOL . It was like she was saying " Hey mom this is where you should put my face" ! So I did ;)





                           Don't mind the black fabric tabs stick out on the corners, hahaha we forgot to tuck them in...oops!

I feel like the gallery wall is much more practical for a dining room and I am really happy with the way it turned out. What do you guys think?

I hope ya'll have had a great start to the year so far... can you believe we're moving into February already?




                 




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  1. I am totally stealing this idea BECAUSE I just saw those frames yesterday but didn't buy any because I didn't have a project for them, this is such a great idea, I love the idea of a "Charm" wall for our new house....T-minus 32(ish) days until closing! I'm literally crawling out of my skin to get moving and decorating! (Plus I am totally over the whole sorting and packing phase.. XOXO

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