For over a year we walked back and forth down this long hallway with nothing to look at but a big empty wall. When we moved in I thought this would be the perfect spot for a gallery wall filled with our favorite photos of family and friends.
I think it could have taken me years to find enough coordinating frames to fill the wall and make it look complete. So….being the impatient girl that I am and already having enough (unfinished) projects on my “to do” list, I decided to hire a carpenter to help me get this project done! To add some warmth and interest to the hallway we had bead board paneling installed as well crown molding which was the perfect finishing touch to the foyer.
Finding the right sizes and mix of frames for our photos (along with a few extra decorative things) did still take some time. But, the addition of the bead board significantly cut down on the space to fill and made putting the gallery wall together much less overwhelming. The white painted bead board, soft wall color (Sherwin Williams Ramie) and ivory frames also help to brighten a fairly dark space.
We have a big open foyer with a high ceiling and this wall is one of the first things you see when you walk in the front door. I am so happy with how the gallery wall and hallway turned out. Now I can’t help but smile every time I walk past our most cherished photos of our family and friends.
I still have a few more little spaces on the wall where I can add some pictures but for now I think I can happily check this home project off the “to do” list.