Clipboards + Photos

So we're moving.  Yep, we're just slightly crazy and have decided to move once again.  

If you've been keeping track over the past several years, this will be our 4th move since our first home in Minnesota which we moved into 8 years ago.  We didn't see this one coming, especially since we've been very happy in our current home and neighborhood for the past 2.5 years, but still equally excited for it.  Our biggest reasons for moving are for more land and to be closer to my mom as she makes the move from Minnesota to Texas as well!

Since listing our current home for sale, several friends have asked decorating questions.  I've always meant to share more as we've decorated and remodeled portions of our home, but for some reason I never felt right doing so.  Or failed to make the time.  But with the questions I've received and the huge interest in our home during the four whole days it was listed for, it appears there may be enough interest for me to now make the time to share.  And it gives me something to fun to focus on while I not-so-patiently wait to move into our next home and start all over with the decorating process! 

First up, a little wall at the top of the stairs that sat empty for almost 2 years.  

Easy Wall Gallery Idea Using Mini-Clipboards and 5x7 Photo Prints
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These clipboards may be one of the most recent additions I made to our home but I'm certain they'll be one of the first things I hang up in the new house because I love them so much.  

While I'm a huge fan of large wall pieces and photographs, it can be challenging to decide on just a few images to print.  With this clipboard gallery I can choose all of my favorites and swap them out with new favorites as often as I'd like.  

I printed the photos as 5x7's with a white border through Costco.  Since these are small prints, I cropped vertically even on some horizontal shots to make them work with the set up, while not worrying too much about losing the quality of the image.  

I'd love to hang these in a more visible part of our next home and also switch the photos out for Holiday cards, Happy Mail, or drawings by the kids, to change it up every few months.  What would you hang up? 

*inspiration by Danielle Hatcher


Update: the clipboards are hung in the new house! 

Frames are laid against walls throughout the house, paint colors all need to be changed, but the clipboards are out of boxes and up on the walls for display.  

I ran into some trouble with that dang light switch placement, trying to keep the grouping centered on the wall, so I spaced them a little differently this time to fill the wall accordingly, leaving out one column of frames.

Easiest Wall Gallery Using Clipboards | Donya Luana At Home

I've been asked a few times how I got them so evenly spaced, and really it was a lot of eyeballing it and readjusting as I went.  But a level helped hugely to draw pencilled guidelines (which still need to be erased).  And well, it isn't perfect, but it's done.

Get the clipboards now, and while you're there, pick up some 3M command strips for hanging them as well!