The lighting is quite bad in my staircase, so please excuse the bad quality and colour of the pictures!!
All of these frames were bought at thrift stores. Most were UGLY. Lots were gold (ick), some white, some brown. I spray painted them all in black!
All photos are sepia toned. Some are matted, some not.
So, here it is!
View from my living room:
View from downstairs:
View from upstairs:
(yes, there's a frame missing on the right of that handle! One of the kids made it fall and it broke, so I have to replace it!)
Here are some close-up shots:
So as you can see, there's not only frames on here!
I have a thing for vintage keys, handles, hinges, knobs and all of that, so I've used a few of those.
I used some decorations (the round thing, as well as a tiny "window") I had found last summer, which were offwhite (as seen HERE) and now painted black.
I;ve got a tiny fireman hat bottle opener, from when DH's grandpa was a fireman.
I've got cubes with stuff in them.
I've got candle holders
Some scrapbooking supplies always were used... for "home", "family" and all the little scrolly things you see!
And YES I know some frames are still empty!! I didnt have the proper sizes of pictures so I need to get some printed... and I just never think about it! ;)
It's hard to say how much this all cost me. But considering each frame cost a dollar or less, and I have 45 or so of them... then 15$ for the cubes, 2$ for the wooden decorations (window and circle), about 5$ total for the hinges and handles, about 15$ for the picture processing and 2$ for both vases, and about 3 cans of spray paint, it comes to right under 100$ for this masterpiece wall!