I’m so excited to start sharing my DIY projects with you!
After rearranging our living room so it would be more open, I decided I wanted to update the picture grouping I had up behind the couch. My style has apparently changed a lot since we moved in because I’ve thought this grouping was pretty boring for the last few months, but when we moved in I loved it!…..This is what I had before:
These pictures are from when Bryson was 6 weeks old and he’s now 21 months old….I think we need some updated pictures. Of course the plan was to get yearly photos done and to update the wall each year, but Brian and I are the worst procrastinators in the world…..our baby is almost 2 and we haven’t gotten his 1st year pictures done yet….
After rearranging the living room and having a blank canvas again, this is what I came up with….
I know, it’s awful lighting, but we have no light in our living room other than lamps. Ignore the newspaper in the middle of the wall, it’s just holding the place of a 16 x 20 canvas that I haven’t ordered yet, because I’m waiting for a really good family picture to be taken….we should probably do that soon.
Left side of the wall
Right side of the wall
I purchased the letters of “Love” and “Family” from my local Hobby Lobby and then painted them the colors I wanted. I also purchased the “D” and hung it as it was. The one DIY project I wanted to mention in this post was the wooden decorative blocks scattered throughout the grouping.
I found a post on Pinterest for this project. First, I went to Hobby Lobby and chose 5 pieces of scrapbooking paper that I liked and that matched my living room. Then I had my husband cut out 5 pieces of 12 x 12 plywood that we already had in storage and had gotten for free, so this didn’t cost me anything!
I then painted the edges of the plywood black.
I mod-podged each piece of scrapbooking paper on to a piece of plywood.
After lettiing the mod-podge dry, I flipped each piece over and placed 2 Command Picture Hanging Strips on the back and then hung them up in each desired space.
I absolutely love how this wall turned out and I’m strongly considering adding more to fill in the space above the flower canvas, but of course that will have to wait until after Christmas…