I think over the course of our marriage, the Mr. and I have faced three great tests of our marriage…
Trying to fit a queen boxspring down a spiral staircase in our first apartment.
Wallpapering our first home’s kitchen,
and now hanging this gallery wall over the staircase…
Black and White Staircase Gallery Wall
I’m happy to say there were no Rinzemas harmed in the making of this gallery wall, but it was close. ;)
Let’s just say we didn’t use proper OSHA approved safety precautions when hanging this gallery wall. The important thing is, it’s done, we survived, and we are still on speaking terms!
All joking aside, I’ve been wanting to incorporate more family photos somewhere in our house. We have made so many great memories over the years, that I was determined to actually print a few and display them.
I was ready for a change from the oar wall that has been here for 4 years as well. This seemed like the perfect spot, until I realized just how hard it was going to be to hang. Major kudos to the Mr. for getting the math just right!
I grabbed these frames at Target about a month ago, and they’ve been sitting in the entry staring us down ever since. We finally decided to tackle it this weekend. One thing that made it easier was using velcro command strips vs nails or screws.
I’ve used these for gallery walls before, and they are so much more forgiving if you need to make little adjustments here or there.
Just be sure you use the correct size for how heavy your frames are. These each weighed 5 lbs but we used the command strips to support 10 lbs just to be on the safe side.
I’m so happy with how this black and white staircase gallery wall turned out! It makes me smile every time I walk by and see the photos. It really refreshed our whole entry.
I know there were a lot of fans of the oars. Don’t worry I think they will find a new home at the cottage next door. Speaking of the cottage next door, I was hoping to give you all an exciting update over there because the windows were delivered last week. Unfortunately, we are hitting a little snafu. It’s a long story, but now we need to reside the whole thing too. So BIG update coming, hopefully next week (fingers crossed)? It’s a bit of a mess now, but it’s going to look SO cute in a week or two.
Wall color – Extra White by Sherwin Williams
Tile – Slate floor by BuildDirect