I’m so happy. My picture ledge gallery wall is finally done! And, that makes my living room almost done, too. I love the idea of this style of gallery wall because I get to display my photography and I can easily switch it out and rearrange the frames accordingly, so I don’t get stuck with anything.
I found some picture ledges at West Elm and Pottery Barn that I liked, but they were too expensive and not long enough. Only 4′ and I was looking for 5′ because I have a huge wall I was trying to fill. So, I asked my dad, the master carpenter, for help and he built me exactly what I wanted and we saved tons of money. Huge thanks to my dad! They came out great and were exactly what I wanted. Even the stain was perfect. I used Sherwin Williams ‘Walnut Wainscot‘ stain.
I told my Dad he could put Pottery Barn to shame, so if anyone would like to buy some custom shelves, he might have a new business. =)
As for the pictures, if you’re looking for a good place for prints, I highly recommend Nations Photo Lab. The advantages are that they print all kinds of weird sizes and they are cheaper than the normal places, like snapfish, Kodak & Shutterfly. However, you have to download this software and it’s not the most user friendly. But, I am so happy I found them. They ship really quickly, too.
I hope to post pictures of the entire living room soon.