DIY frame gallery attempt #2: Living Room (Part 2 -The Reveal)

12:01:00 AM

Isn't that the most confusing title here to date??

Anyway...

This is the day my most awaited wall came to life! This is months in the making, considering all the time I nagged brother#2 to choose photos from his hundreds of random shots taken in the span of two years. (Though the actual photo selection just happened a few days ago, the whole month is just the nagging!)

You'll see how this wall gallery progressed on the part 1 post. Here it is today:
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I love how personal the "artworks" are. We don't have expensive original art, so I just used what we have -my brother's photos. He got into photography few years ago, more than enough time to collect some amazing shots!

This shot was taken from our last visit in LA. My brothers were bored and took a walk at Rodeo Drive. They've taken this with a tripod, with a remote, on the middle of the street, with flashing green traffic lights! Good thing it's midnight!
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Both of these photos were from our afternoon at Marina Del Rey, just a few days before we bid LA goodbye.
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I grabbed the camera from bro#2 when I saw our reflection on his sunglasses! That's my mom, me, and brother #3 and #1 on the shades.
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That's brother#4 with a hoodie posing like a pro. I also framed some vintage pictures of our family. That's me on that heart shaped print! (I was born in the 80's, does that count as vintage?)
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Meet Mr. Cow, taken from our last visit to my mom's province. We had no idea who owns him, we just saw his modeling potential and took this shot! Now he holds that special place on our only blue frame.
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Here's a before-during-after photos...

BEFORE: Blank white wall
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DURING: Prior to frame-painting and picture-printing
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AFTER!
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The cost:
Frames - FREE! (old frames from all over the house)
White mat - P80 (around $2)
Printing - P480 (around $11)
Spray paint - P100 (around $2.30)

TOTAL: P660 ($15.30)


What do you think of our wall? Love it or love it? That's your only option! :)

P.S. For readers from Manila, for your printing needs, check out iBones. P80 for 11"x17"! Cheap quality prints. 

P.P.S. See that picture on the upper-right? The lady with her hand on her chin, that's my mom. That was taken million years ago and she's probably gonna hate me for putting that up! You know how we all hate old photos with weird hair. She now lives in LA and has no idea what's going on here. Ma, don't hate me, I love you! :D

25 comments

  1. Looks great! I love the collection of family photos!

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  2. Love this! Love the pops of color and the clock inside the frame! Genius! May I feature this on my blog?

    http://framefanatic.blogspot.com

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  3. Really really pretty! I love the accents of colors!

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  4. How did I know this was you when I saw the thumbnail?? :) I love how this turned out!

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  5. Firstly, I just LOVE how your gallery wall turned out! It's so beautiful.

    Secondly, the photos you put in it are AMAZING. The sunglass photo is too cool!

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  6. Thanks! I keep staring at it all night! ;)

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  7. Love love love it! I have a wall which currently has 2 large pics on it,I am just waiting to get some frames so I can do something with mine ( not long moved interstate and got rid of everything)

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  8. LOVE it! The reflective sunglasses picture is so creative and I love the cow.

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  9. love it! I really like the framed clock and the three colored frames, just the right amount of mix - great shots - esp. the sunglasses..

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  10. looks fantastic...so bold and graphic!

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  11. ah-freaking-mazing! This looks so so good! My fav photo is the sunglass shot! You're super talented =)

    xoXOxo
    Jenn @ Peas and Crayons

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  12. I have been wanting to do something like that! What an inspiration! I am a new follower!

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  13. I love this!! Amazing!
    And I love the sunglasses pic, so cool.

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  14. HAHAHAHA! tama ka. sabi ni mami. ayaw nya ung picture na yan. panget daw. hahaha. predictable ol' mami!

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  15. Thanks all!! ;)

    @Bro#3 - yup baka mag ka sumpong pa yan si mommy pag uwi nya tpos makita nyang nakakabit pa din yan. hahaha.. but ang ganda eh, retro. :)

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  16. That looks amazing! I love that the frames aren't all the same color. It looks like something out of Lonny!

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  17. ohh Lonny? Really?! :) haha thanks Suzanne!

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  18. oh MAN, that's awesome! i love your frame arrangement, and too funny b/c i have a pic i took in hawaii that is the ocean reflected in my boyfriend's sunglasses that i noticed when i turned to talk to him. great minds, for sure!

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  19. This is fabulous! I like that showed the in-between stages, too.

    Not only is the frame collection divine, but your photos of it are brilliant, too!

    I look forward to devouring your blog at length since I'm new here but am so intrigued to read more!!!!

    Hugs as I'm on my way to live in Italy next week,
    Lana

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  20. That looks fabulous! I am getting ready to do one of these myself. I love the cow picture & the sunglasses one is really cool!

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  21. Looks really good! I love the different colors and I love the big picture of the boys walking! They are all awesome!

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  22. Looks great - I love how you painted the frames different colors! I need to try that with my next frame! I'd love if you'd check out my gallery wall I just posted at www.decoratingdiy.blogspot.com/

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Thanks for dropping by. I'd love to hear what you think! :)

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