Many years ago I saw a wall DIY by Elsie at A Beautiful Mess. She used Instax photos and covered an entire wall with them for an amazing statement and accent wall. I ruminated over that wall for months. I coveted that wall of photos and I wanted to do something like it but, honestly, I was scared. In our living room we have a light tan color on all of the walls except one. It is painted an egg shell blue color. I knew if I was going to design a photo wall I was going to use that blue wall.
After a lengthy deliberation I presented my idea for a 'photo wall' with Jeff and, surprisingly, he was totally on board with it. He went to work designing a framed 'wall' for my photos. He used a large piece of luan and chair rail pieces to frame it out. I added 253 4x4 white-bordered Sepia photos of my family. You read that right. 253 photos. We enjoyed that wall of photos for more than 6 years.
It was most definitely a statement piece. It sparked many conversations. Guests and family - grandchildren - inherently, stop at that framed wall of photos and gaze and glance and peruse all the photos.
Over the past several months I have been creating 253 NEW photos for my blue wall. Once I received the last stack of photos from Persnickety Prints Jarrod and I begin peeling off the old photos. It was quite a chore. Once we had the outer film of the photo, Jeff took his sander and smoothed out the remainder. It took several days to prepare the 'wall' for the new photos.
I adhered the photos, again, using Modge Podge just as I did before. Mostly, because the original wall held up superbly and I was most happy with it. Using a simple foam brush and Modge Podge, one by one I adhered the new photos. I chose to display the photos in a rainbow like fashion in that I started with one color and proceeded with adhering the next colors side by side in rows of individual colors. I'm super happy with the results.