I shared a little sneak peak on Instagram last week of the new frames I hung around our tv. We’ve always had a gallery wall around out tv, but it’s a view in our living room that you guys see the least, but we see the most. When you are sitting on our living room you face the tv, so to help disguise it I hung a gallery wall around it a few years ago. I always loved the look, but starting last year I was craving a more simple design. There was just on problem. I couldn’t find the frames I wanted to complete this look – ANYWHERE! I wanted all the frames to be large, and have matte’s and be real wood, not faux looking wood.
I wanted it to feel more like a gallery hanging, and feel simple, and be bit more monochromatic. So this is what I came up with.
I was so excited when I saw Target come out with these frames this past fall. It took everything within me not to buy them all the moment I saw them. Even though the frames were a great price for the size and quality, when adding them all together it can be pretty pricey. So I waited patiently. While keeping a hawk eye on them, because I was not going to miss out on these. I knew I would need about 8 of the largest size. The actual frame size of the largest ones are 16X20 and hold and 11×14 photo. I knew I definitely wanted these frames, but couldn’t swing paying for them all at once in my random trips to Target.
So I did what I always do when I really want something for our homes decor, but don’t want to spend all the money. I ask for it for Christmas. When we were first married, that was pretty much how I decorated our entire house. When family members would ask me what I wanted for Christmas or my birthday, I would have a running list of home decor I really wanted. Because that’s what made me the happiest, and I didn’t care if it wasn’t clothes or other gifts, these were the best gifts because they made me love my home that much more.
I filled the majority of the frames with black and white photos from our family pictures we got taken this past fall. I chose more of the candid photos to print so it felt more relaxed and casual. There are so many great moments captured, and I feel like it is such a accurate portrayal of our family. For winter I filled the other frames with birch tree wrapping paper you saw in last years christmas tour. I’m getting ready to swap them out for something that feels more spring, but still subtle.
I got some Target gift cards for Christmas, and I have the Target redCard and I waited until they had a 20% off all Home Decor sale, and I loaded those beautiful frames in my cart, and they arrived at my door step 2 days later. I didn’t even have to leave the house. Or lug them to and from the car, because they are solid frames.
Here is what our gallery wall behind the tv looked like before :
And here is the after :
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