Friday, September 1, 2017

Colorful Photo Wall


Back in December I came across this photo on A Beautiful Mess' Instagram. I knew, instantly, that I wanted to re-create it for my senior year of college. So I did. After months of taking really colorful photos, choosing, re-choosing and some tough decisions it is done! I thought, because I'm kind of in love with it, I would show y'all how I did it!

First, I loved the way A Beautiful Mess created a color pattern, from pink to orange to yellow to green to blue. When I was taking photos this year I knew they needed to be extremely colorful so I went for things that really popped. Then when I looked back through the past few years of photos I only chose stuff that popped.

From there I had to narrow down, I think I started with over 100 photos and ended up with 32. After they were chosen I sent them off to Walgreens to be printed in squares. Then I visited my local Michaels craft store for core board and spray mount. Once I picked up the photos I got to work cutting the core board into little squares {tip: they don't have to be perfect} then coated the board in spray mount, waited the proper amount of time and then stuck the photos down. 

My bedroom wall is fairly small so I decided to only leave about half an inch between each photo, plus I really want people to look at it as a whole thing, not just individual photos. To stick them up I bought poster sized Command strips and put two along the top two corners. Then I did a lot of math to come up with the measurements/placement on the walls. I would suggest starting with one of your middle rows because it makes everything easier. 

What do y'all think? I'm super proud of how it turned out! I think it is a great way to show off your photography skills, bring color into a room and a nice way of remembering good times. If you have any questions about how I pulled it off, feel free to reach out-xoxo darling, Hayden. 

P.S. A huge shout out to my parents for helping with this project. I seriously could not have done it with out them!
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