Revamping My Picture Wall!

I am in the middle of “musical rooms” at my house with the new baby on the way which also involved moving the kids playroom.  I have spent the last few weeks building, revamping and painting this area.  My latest project was changing up the old frame wall.  I showed you guys how I fabric matted my old frames.  This time around they will be getting a pop of color :-) Fun!

I am using the old frames from the wall and will also be adding a few new ones.  To start, you will need a frame.  I found all of mine at Walmart and Big Lots for under $3 a piece.  I like to get all different styles and shapes.

Remove the glass and all the other goodies that come on the inside of the frame.  I spray painted all of my frames with 1 coat of Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch in Cardinal Red.  I also purchased a couple packs of these clippies from Walmart at $1.88 for 4.  They also got a coat of Cardinal Red.

I decided to use scrapbook paper for my backgrounds.  It’s cheap and comes in just about every color.  I wanted to use the colors from the new play kitchen I built so I went with this book from Hobby Lobby at 1/2 off.  I have lots of extra paper but the kids will take care of it :-)

I then used a craft knife to cut around the mat or glass of each frame.

Then, I sprayed the glass with Elmer’s spray adhesive and stuck the paper down to it.  I realized after doing this once that it is much easier to attach the glass to the paper and then cut.  Oh shwell.

Then, just put your glass back in the frame.  I like to include the mat and any cardboard that came with it in there behind the glass to keep it good and tight.

I used a little hot glue to attach my newly red clips to the top of each frame.  These are super cute and make it super easy to change your pictures out often.

Then, just attach the perfect picture!

I finished several for the play room wall but I have more to go.  5 kiddos means lots of frames :-)

Here they are for now though…

Hope you like them!  They add just the color that I need and I revamped all of them for almost nothing!

Thanks so much to Tam at Sew Dang Cutefor asking us to guest post!  And congrats on that sew dang cute new baby ;-)!!

Make sure you go check out our post and others over at Sew Dang Cute!

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  • ginnamarie

    doing this today!!!! thanks for the great idea….

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  • kdlee180

    thank you for thew adorable idea. I made two for my daughter’s room and they look great. my question is did you prime the clip before painting? Mine kept dripping. thanks

  • Lucinda

    Very specific directions! Thank you soooooo much for sharing. I can’t wait to make mine. I just became a grandmother for the first time and I need to put up pics and I want to be able to keep them updated as he grows so fast. Thanks, thanks, thanks.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jessica.e.giovannetti Jessica E Giovannetti

    What size frames did you use? It looks awesome! I’m not so good @ this type a thing ;) ~ Thanks!

  • Kim

    may be a dumb question. Did I miss how you attached the clip? Magnetic paint? nail? glue?

    • Donna

      I just read through it and it says hot glue:-)

  • Brittny McLeod

    I just finished this frame project for my entry way. It turned out great. Such a cute idea. I hate taking frames apart and trying to get the picture perfectly straight! I blogged about it today and linked to your post, so I thought I’d share the link. :) http://bsnovelwritingblog.blogspot.com/2012/07/pinterest-and-soap-successes.html

  • MamaSmurf

    I used to have a refrigerator full of stuff. Now with grandkids, they can all have their own frame in the playroom for their art work. My kids grew up with the four colored tupperware cups so I think I will try one of each color so they know whose frame is whose.

  • Aubre Rice

    Awesome and bargain idea! Perfect for gifts and for our house! Thanks so much for sharing!

  • http://www.sewrockin.com Jamie

    Super cute! And the bunch of them looks great all together!

    jamie @ sewrockin.com

  • http://www.diyinspired.com Dinah

    I saw this on Pintrest. What a great idea! I love it and definitely going to make these! Thanks for the inspiration :)

  • tania

    What a great idea I can’t wait to try this!

  • Karen~

    Love this idea! Thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/ohiosarah Sarah Bailey

    I found this on Pinterest and am wondering is the paper under the glass to protect it and the clip is glued to the glass? Thank you.

    • Shanty2Chic

      Hey Sarah! I actually put the paper on top. I have seen ladies do them since with the glass on top though! I guess it would depend on where you put them. Mine are on the wall so I wasn’t too concerned about them getting dirty! Hope this helps!
      ~Whitney

  • http://thejensonproject.blogspot.com Isabel

    Wow, I love these, I want to make them right away! This is also my kind of project because I dont have much time since Im a full-time student with two kids! Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas, I’ll show you how mine turn out :).

  • http://www.stephaniewind.blogspot.com stephanie wind

    i absolutely LOVE this idea!!!

  • Tamara Bennett

    I loved this so much, that I made my own! Here is my take on it: http://scrapcationgetaway.blogspot.com/2011/08/my-new-gallery-wall.html

    I can’t wait for the holidays, I’m going to put old holiday photos in them!

  • RosieB

    I love this idea! thanks so much

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    • Courtney

      Thanks for this fun and easy idea! My family is doing a homemade Christmas this year, and everyone is getting these really cute frames. I used Christmas themed scrapbook paper and red frames. THANKS!

  • http://www.tamivik.typepad.com TamiV

    Such a quick and easy project with adorable results! Thanks for sharing!

  • http://www.mysweethomeinalabama.blogspot.com/ Tara

    So adorable!!!! Love the photo wall!

  • Summer

    I LOVE it! I read everything you post and don’t usually comment, but the combo of the gorgeous playroom storage set and this photo wall is stunning! I want to do it all – can’t wait, thanks for the inspiration!

  • http://mamathompson.blogspot.com Teri Thompson

    I absolutely love these. I have been searching and searching for a cute way to do pics in my “almost finished” nursery and this is just perfect…thanks for another great idea!

  • http://www.madjackie.blogspot.com Jackie

    WOW. I absolutely LOVE this idea. I think I may just have to use this for my son’s room. Thanks!

    Jackie @
    http://www.madjackie.blogspot.com

  • Denise

    This is so adorable! Great way to display my grandbabies photos too. Did you attach the paper behind the glass or on the front side?

  • http://deb9creations.blogspot.com/ deb

    Great idea…love the RED!

  • http://lifeonlyford.blogspot.com jbr

    Looks awesome!! you are so inspiring.

  • http://jbkidsco.com jan

    ANOTHER great idea. do you know how much money you are costing me??? lol. actually not that much. your ideas are all so affordable.

  • http://oneprettything.com Rachel

    Wow! What great impact. I love the color! I would also love to link to this if you didn’t mind.

    • Shanty2Chic

      Of course Rachel!! Thanks so much! Good to hear from you! :-)

  • Tracy

    Love this idea! So great for our new house!!

  • Tara Griffin

    I like the idea! I am going to use this and place several clips on one frame so I can put the smaller pictures of my kids in a group and take it to work.

  • kim torres

    Love it Whit!!!! Looks awesome!!!

    • Shanty2Chic

      Thanks Kim :-)

  • http://www.toadinaboat.com/ Melisa

    They look great! I love this idea because it makes it so easy to change the photos frequently.

  • http://www.thebirdspapaya.com Sarah @ The Birds Papaya

    You guys make the BEST uses for those magnetic clips. Love it!! once again…well done, you creative geniuses you.

  • http://www.thecapeonthecorner.blogspot.com the cape on the corner

    what a neat and colorful idea! love the placement of your frames, too, how they aren’t so perfect looking. more whimsical and playful like that!

  • http://www.northerncottage.blogspot.com northern cottage

    i absolutely love love love this! the red is fantastic and the clips are so vertile to let you switch out the art you’ll display. BRILLIANT

  • http://www.kidsstuffworld.com Stacy of KSW

    Wow, these turned out really great. I love that you could use these to display kids art work as well … hmm, I think I need to make a Walmart Run

  • http://www.before-to-after-everything-in-between.blogspot.com Melinda

    That is a really neat idea and it looks great!!

  • http://www.happierhomemaker.blogspot.com Melissa, The Happier Homemaker

    I absolutely LOVE the way these turned out, that color is perfection too! Thanks so much for sharing this tutorial, I’m going to put it on my (very long) to-do list!

  • http://www.homeroad.net Susan

    I love this! Two things I love best are the clips you used (genius) and the color. I like that you used a dark red, it makes it look so classy! Oh and I love, love that all the pictures are black and white! This is a fabulous project!
    Susan

  • http://www.dailychrysalis.blogspot.com Lindsay

    This is my kinda of project! They turned out great–I want to try this soon!

  • Lindsay

    LOVE it! I have a blank stair well that now has has a purpose!

  • http://7thststudio.blogspot.com Sandra F.

    Love those!!! what a great inexpensive idea!!! I am putting frames on my list for tomorrow! Thanks!!!

  • http://scissorsandspatulas.com Jennifer

    Cute! I’ve seen those frames at Wally World for such a steal! Love how you added the clip to change the photos easily! And it looks pretty!
    Jen
    Scissors & Spatulas