I’m so excited about my new travel wall. I had the idea to turn a little triangular wall in my downstairs workroom into a travel wall, inspired by my daughter’s wall in her living room, which is full of beautiful travel photos taken by her husband. So I picked out a bunch of my favorites (evenly vertical and horizontal) and had them printed as 8×10’s. Then I picked out a very skinny black frame, which would give definition to the photos but not take up much room, since it is a small wall.
Then I recruited help. My daughter and her husband agreed to come over on Sunday afternoon, and since that gave us four sets of hands to work with, we completed the task in a very short time. Before they arrived, we taped poster boards to the wall so we would know the shape and size we had to work with. Then I took down the poster boards and laid them on a table and started laying out the photos. The pattern I ended up with (alternating vertical and horizontal in a grid) worked nicely in the space and filled my need for symmetry. Once they arrived, we moved some of the pictures around so that we were all satisfied with the color flow, etc. Then all we had to do was pick a starting point, and armed with a level, a pencil, a handful of picture hangers,and an empty frame (so we would know where the nail needed to go), we got to work.
Here’s what the completed wall looks like. There are pictures of trips to Puerto Rico, Istanbul, Skyline Drive, New York City, Wintergreen Resort, New Hampshire, Germany, Washington DC, Rockport MA, Gunnison CO, and more!
Every time I walk past the wall, I stop and gaze. I love looking at photos that remind me of wonderful trips we’ve taken as a couple or a family (and some that I took alone!). I am so blessed that we completed this project and thankful for the help my husband, daughter and son-in-law provided. It was a family effort and it was fun. And I LOVE the result! I even have a few spots left over for our upcoming family trip to Barcelona!
Until next time,