Thursday, May 3, 2012

Wall of Memories

Wall galleries are very hot right now, and I wanted to get in on all the fun!  With luck, I had the perfect wall.  How did I know it was the perfect wall you ask, it was blessed with a thermostat right in the middle of it.  UGH!!!  We have lived here two years, and not one item has ever hung on that wall due to this decorating faux pas.

I started last week gathering old frames, different sizes, shapes, colors, some metal, some plastic, and some wooden.  Next step was my favorite, the gathering of my favorite spray paints!  EEK!!!  I rarely do a project that does not require spray paint, it is my biggest go-to these days.  After restoring as many frames as I could find, I had to resort to buying a few.  Goodwill had tons, however they were the same price of new frames I found at Dollar General.  All in all, this project costs me $40.00, and I am tickled pink, no really, I am pink, due to calamine lotion covering my entire body.  Darn poison ivy!

The picture of our family under the rainbow was drawn by our oldest years ago before our youngest was born.  As soon as she drew this, I put it in a frame, I love this piece of art! The picture to the right of it is of my mother and the picture above is of my mother-in-law and her sister.

The larger portrait is of my father-in-law, it was taken in Vietnam.  This needed hung as a reminder of what he and many others, including my father, grandfather, uncle, nephew, friends, have done for all of us. 

Hanging all these beautiful portraits has created many smiles in our home.  We tell our children stories of their relatives, how we are related to each one, and explaining our family tree.  After losing my mother, it was important to me to start collecting these family heirlooms so one day they can be passed down to our children.  Then they, in return, can carry on those family stories from generation to generation.

I am linking to the following beautiful blogs, enjoy your journey!


  1. I just love your wall of memories!! I love frames that mix & match!!

    Thanks for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!! :)

  2. Love it, Stacie! I am saving a wall in our lower level for a photo gallery ... I just haven't gotten around to planning it out yet. Great inspiration!

    1. It's a lot of fun, don't wait too long to tackle the project! And really it wasn't a lot of work. Thank you Kristin!