The pictures in the frame are from my go to beaches while out in San Diego. They were taken from a family friend who is really talented at taking beach and sunset pictures. I wanted to be sure to use pictures of places I went to. Place’s Dale, the kids and I visit once a year in California. This gallery wall is about my hometown, but also about the memories we have made together. The kid’s have asked me to tell them stories about the beaches in the picture, or what kind of shells are on the wall.
I like making my house be as nice as possible. Obviously I am a big fan of home decorating. But, I am a even bigger fan of making the house work for the people in it. Not the visitors, parties, judging people, neighbors, whatever. This house is our home and this gallery wall is a way to bring my childhood home here to Wisconsin and bring up fun memories we have had as a family. That is what matters when decorating your home. Make it be for you, work for you. Projects like this are the best example of using what you have, putting in personal touches, and turning a random wall that is in the hallway into a special spot in our home. The full tutorial is here, it was a really simple and straight froward one.
Do you live close to where you grew up? What are some things you have done in your home to make it special and personal for everyone? Am I the only one that thinks the best part about this project is the fact that I was right?!!!!