Our Ohio townhouse is just about finished. Many of you will remember this post where I revealed our living room before and after photos. I’ve been so happy with the living room and had two small projects to complete this entire area. We have a L-shaped family room that also includes our dining room, so it’s more of a “great room” than anything. The two projects on my list for this space: decorate the blank dining room wall and decorate the mantle above the fireplace.
I didn’t take a before photo of the wall because it was quite literally a blank white wall. I do have before video on my Instagram Stories save under the highlight topic: renovation.
I decided to create a gallery wall in the dining room and printed out four family photos to frame. After seeing my girlfriend, McKenna Bleu’s, gallery wall, I knew I wanted to use the same frames she used. What a stinkin’ STEAL! I went with the 16×20 frame that includes an 11×14 mat. The regular price is $14.99, but there’s a current sale (promo code: 19SEP35W) that makes them $9.74! I found a coupon code for my photo prints from Walgreens (50% off) and got 4 11×14 poster prints of my photos for under $22, with one hour pickup. Then I placed my order online for my photo frames, chose store pickup, and had the project completed and hung all that same day. Now that’s my kind of project! Total cost: $22 for photos and $39 for four frames = $61. Not bad for a stunning gallery wall.
After I got the photos in the frames and laid them on the floor to arrange, my mother-in-law suggested that we hang the photos in the living room and move the “It is well” print set to the dining room. So we got to work. As a reminder, here is what the living room wall looked like before:
I love the way it looked, but moving it to the dining room was a fun, simple switch. Here is how the living room wall turned out:
I love having the personal touch of our photos. These frames look so much more expensive than they are, plus they are glass, not plastic, which is what I would expect to find at this price point. What do you think about my $60 wall facelift? I’m obsessed! I will absolutely be buying these frames again!
Next up on Stories, I’ll be decorating my living room mantle using a mix of vintage finds from our local flea market and new finds from various places, all of which are total bargains.
PS- I also snagged this adorable Fall pillow that’s on sale for $15 (with promo code: LTDKH7BNW95Z).