Happy Monday guys, I hope you all had an amazing Father’s Day weekend spent celebrating with loved ones! Ours was a fun one spent junkin’ and hanging out with the kiddos. I feel like life moves a million miles a minute these days, so it was nice to slow down a little, spend some quality time together, having fun and enjoying each other’s company.
And because life does tend to get away from me, it’s important to take lots of pictures whenever we go somewhere as a family. One of my favorite ways to display said pictures is on the front of the refrigerator, but I’m also a little OCD about clutter and wanted a way to display my photos, without worrying that my favorite pic was going to fall into the meat drawer every time I reach for the milk. I’m pretty sure you know where this is headed…. yes, I had to DIY a solution to this problem.
What I love most about this quick and easy DIY photo gallery (besides the fact that it’s quick and easy), is that changing out my photos is so simple- no frames to mess with, just stick your photo where you want it and call it good. Want one of your very own?
Here’s a list of the supplies needed:
1 32″ x 38″ piece of bead board paneling (I had all my wood and trim pieces cut to size at the Home Depot)
2 3″x 32″pieces of crown molding
3 32″ x 1 1/2″ wide pieces of molding (you can get three pieces from one 8′ long section of trim) Look for a piece with a profile as pictured below. This will allow for a “lip” for your photos to sit on.
Measure and mark your bead board and all trim pieces.
Cut all of your wood to the above dimensions, or have it cut for you at the home improvement store.
Paint all the wood pieces in the color of your choice.
Once the wood is dry, place the trim on top of the beadboard to “rough fit” before gluing the pieces in place. With bead board and trim pieces measured as above, I was able to place the crown molding at both the top and bottom edges of the bead board, then one piece of trim every fourth row of beading, starting from the top (see picture above).
Run a bead of liquid nails along the back of the trim, then place on the bead board.
Use painters tape to hold the trim in place while the glue dries.
Once the glue is dry, turn the bead board over and screw in your hanging hardware. I had originally planned on gluing a piece of ribbon to the back to hang the bead board (which is why a glue gun is pictured in the “supplies” photo) but it ended up not being quite strong enough, thus the hanging hardware.
Hang your new photo gallery, then fill with 3×5′s, 4×6′s and/or 5×7″ photos.
I hope you enjoyed this easy DIY photo gallery! I’d love to hear your thoughts on this project – you can connect with me in the comments below, or on Instagram or Facebook!
Have a great week!