Yearly Couple Gallery Wall
We’re excited to finally share this idea we had last year in our master bedroom makeover. I never got around to taking pics and posting until Kristen hosted her popular Decorating with Portraits series, thanks for getting our booties in gear, KD! I decided our master is our space, a kid-free zone. Sure they sneak in at night once in awhile but it’s all about me and the hubby. I printed up a picture of us each year we’ve been married (it’ll be 13 years in two weeks, wow!) and created a yearly couple gallery wall with them.
I added little buttons with the year so we can see how much we’ve changed…and aged (;
Crazy how time flies. I was pregnant in that lower right picture with our first baby who will turn twelve next month!!
And that far left picture is when we were dating, 2001! I laugh at my “duck tail” hair as my old work used to call it, it was sooo short and spunky!
To put it together, I gathered mismatched frames from places like Michael’s, Hobby Lobby (ie: places with coupons), World Market, Pier One. I knew I wouldn’t be able to find the exact frames ten years from now so I started with 4 of each style and have 20 total. As the years go by, I’ll buy more in sets of 4 and swap them around as needed. Easy concept and I don’t have to stress about matching frames!
Someone asked me if I wanted their shower seat for the wood, super random, right?? I turned it into a pallet art style sign with the date we met, got engaged then married. (Yes, it was fast!)
I added these wood monograms and painted ampersand with our initials for a little more color. Yes, I have an obsession with mustard yellow, it makes me so happy!
Kind of a fun idea, huh? Each year we’ve been married, right there on the wall. It’ll be great to see in another 20 years when there are a lot more frames packed onto it!
Check out all of our home decor ideas like our master bedroom refresh,
plus our family room gallery wall,
And how to make personalized signs for each room in your home like this You are SO Loved sign in my family room!
How big are those photos? Also, are the frames all the same color white? Cream? Off white? And that shiplap wall is white or sea mist?
The photos range in size from 5×7 to 8×10 and yes, were all painted the same color; the lighting is off but they’re white, not cream. 😉 The shiplap is also white! A very bright space 🙂
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I love love love this idea!
Thanks, Jessica! It’s so fun to look at daily (:
LOVE this idea!!!
I absolutely LOVE this idea! My husband and I take a picture together every year on our anniversary. Now I know what to do with them all! Thank you so much for the inspiration!
Love it! Where did you get the year buttons? Or how did you make them?
Thanks Becca! They are actually scrapbook embellishments and I just hand wrote the year on them + hot glued them in the corner of the frame. Easy and very affordable (;
Hi:) So great to discover you through Kristen! I just love this idea so much. Your bedroom photos in this post are so dreamy… I’m so glad I saw this too because of the bench at the foot of your bed. Now I have a picture to show my hubby my idea! I have my granny’s old queen ann legged dresser that doesn’t fit in my bedroom, plus the drawers are ruined. I want to remove them and lower the counter surface onto the legs and upholster a cushion to fit for below our bed. I imagine it looking something like yours… So thanks!
Oh goodness, I meant to say congratulations on your upcoming anniversary! It’s our 15th today:) Seeing this today is Serendipity <3
Happy anniversary to you, too! 15 years flew right by for you guys, too, I’m sure! Your grandmother’s dresser sounds amazing but restoring old pieces is definitely hard work! We are so glad we were able to upcycle our grandmothers table into that bench and I bet you’ll love still having a piece of her furniture in there. It sounds like you have some fun ahead of you! (:
LOVE this idea! I really have to dig out some old photos and bring them back to life. Love your bedroom, these soft photos really work well with the existing decor, you guys are too cute!
Thanks Virginia, you are always so sweet! Dig those pics out and put them to use! It was hard to get the motivation but once I did it I was glad to have them out (:
Have fun! XOXO
What a great idea! I have been looking for the perfect way to full the empty wall our bed/headboard is on. This perfect.
Thanks Katie! It is so fun to see how we change over the years! Get to add another pic on next week as we celebrate 14 years (: