Many people don’t know what to do to decorate at the end of the hallway. It’s too small to put a table or a plant, but it also looks too bare to have nothing. I know I struggled with this. Man, the dilemmas of life.

Though probably not original, I found the perfect solution for us. Shelves of family pictures!

Here’s a way before, right when we bought the house:

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I’m so glad that I’m chronicling this progress. It’s so nice to go back and and see how far we’ve come in what…4 months!! On a budget?! In the words of my husband, “Wow, our house was really ugly.” Honesty, folks.

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This was after painting the trim, walls, and doing a rustic floor. Wayyy better. But still kinda blah. Kinda boring.

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Doesn’t that just fill it in so nicely?

The shelf DIY-ing process:

The shelves were made from old pallets, no pictures for that though. I really should get better at that…

Old picture frames found at Goodwill and spray painted. See, spray paint cures all.

I ran out brown spray paint on accident, so I had to make up with some red I had laying around. It was a happy mistake because I love the mix-matched look.


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  1. messerly218

    February 2, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    looks great! And wow painting the walls/doors made such a difference. Lol I love Titus’ honest comments.

  2. Amy Weber

    February 4, 2016 at 3:54 am

    I am inspired to get my photos all organized and up when we move. The spray paint is a good idea; I can take lots of cheap/2nd hand frames and tie them together! Family pics are so warm in a room. 🙂

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