Family Room Picture wall update

Hey hey! Happy Thursday! Usually I post a new giveaway on Thursdays, but I’ve posted a few bonus ones lately, so I thought we’d take a break and show off what I’ve been working on in my family room….our picture wall!

Family Picture Wall

picture wall

So you’ll notice there’s a large new element, the awesome piece below the grouping to anchor them. Its actually a shoe holder from Ikea. no joke. But its perfect! Its the perfect height, width, thickness, color, style, etc. Plus, it has storage. And you won’t believe whose idea it was to buy this…..Davis! Yep, occasionally my man has some decorating skills!

family picture wallI am a really slow decorator.

I like to live in a space and play around with different layouts and colors…. and then live with the changes for a bit to make sure I like them. {anyone else do that?}

That little piece completed the wall! I love the extra storage and a little shelf to decorate.

Vinyl or Ribbon?

black and decker lazer level

When I posted previously about my grouping, I forgot to mention that the straight line under our name is actually not vinyl. Its ribbon. Yep, its cheaper and if I didn’t get it on exactly straight, its cheaper to replace with more ribbon. So I used a Xyron sticker maker to turn a strip of ribbon into a repositional sticker. I then used a Black and Decker laser level to get the ribbon exactly straight. Worked great!

family picture wall

I’ll keep updating you when I finish more projects and decorating rooms. Its amazing how long it takes to turn a house into a home after moving in! {we moved in last July}

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Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 1

    I’m just sitting here admiring your frames and how nice it all looks on your wall!

  2. 2

    Wow, your gallery wall looks fantastic! I love the addition of the Ikea piece (my SIL has two of these in her hallway that I have loved from the first time I saw them). Great tip to use ribbon instead of vinyl!

  3. 4

    ha, I’ve been in my place 3 1/2 years and still don’t feel like it’s near complete :(

  4. 5

    this is awesome!! the frames look great and yeah, i love those shoe cabinets from ikea too!! way to go!!

  5. 6

    I love your picture wall! I have a large wall in my hallway, that I want to make into a gallery, but just haven’t started it. I really like your vinyl name quote; and what a great idea to use ribbon! I love your blog and check it daily!

  6. 7

    Linda, I just the mix of colors and photos. Super cute! Thanks for sharing!

    Heather @

  7. 8

    Do you happen to have any pics of the inside of that piece? And can you tell me what it cost? Thanks so much the closest ikea is over 1 hr away or I would go check.

  8. 9

    I adore the title and everything looks so perfect, when I’ll have my own house I’d like to make something similar… I’ll ask for your help ^^)

    GOOD JOB Linda!

  9. 10

    I love your wall it looks amazing! Do you know where I can buy the unfinished frames? I would love to do a similar project!!! Wow!

  10. 11
    Ana Smith

    love the shoe unit for a table because it’s has just the perfect depth. And ribbon on the wall!?!, Genius!

  11. 12

    Any chance you have the frames in stock?! Such a cute gallery wall. It’s motivating me to finally get to hanging up some pictures and those frames are adorable!!!

  12. 13
    Karyn Jones

    Where can I get those frames. i ordered a finished one (very expensive) for the center of my photo wall but can’t afford to order the rest to complete the project. These would be perfect!

  13. 14
    Melanie fox

    Hey I’m just curious do your picture frames have glass in the?

    1. 14.1

      Hi Melanie,
      Yes, my frames do. But the wood frames did not come with them. I stole the glass from cheap frames :)

  14. 15
    Melissa Sopchak

    Love this! Beautiful! I would love to know where you got the frames? Those are awesome. I’ve been looking for that exactly.

  15. 16
    Tanya Wright

    Hi.Where did you buy the frames at?