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Thursday, 23 June 2016

My Picture Wall (on a budget and suitable for renters!)

Black and white home decor
Before

If we are Snapchat friends you may have noticed that I finally completed my new picture wall! And by me, I mean me and my boyfriend because I have zero DIY skills and am more of a hindrance when it comes to being handy. Picture Rachel Green when she is pretending to help carry furniture into Phoebe's apartment. 

I also accidentally fell over and bought a new lamp from IKEA, so you might notice that in the after pictures too. 

Black and white home decor

Black and white home decor

The pictures are mostly from Primark's home section with the exception of one from Next and one from Etsy. The most expensive picture was £17 and the cheapest was £4! 

I bought all of these over the space of a few months (the silver deer picture I actually got back in December) because I wanted to wait until I had enough for a decent sized collage before I put any up on the wall. 

I can't remember exactly but the rough cost of all of the pictures totalled at around £50 - £12 of this on the silver deer back in December and the remaining £38 was spent over the course of the past three months which works out roughly £12 per month. Not too shabby for Rachel. 

Black and white home decor


The pictures are stuck up on the wall using Command Picture Hanging Strips because the pipes behind the radiators run up the wall in my house for some unknown reason so I didn't want to risk hammering in nails and flooding the place. I didn't actually know these things existed but my sister rents a place in Glasgow so uses them all the time to make her place more homely without hammering chunks out of the walls. 

I think that last sentence there reinforces how bad I am at handy work. I'm sure hammering holes in walls isn't standard procedure for most when putting up pictures. Anyhoo...

I am very pleased with the end result! Hope you all like it too. If you want to see more pictures of my work-in-progress home you can click here or friend me on Snapchat @ schristie88. 

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Ceiling lights from IKEA, not available online
The pictures that don't contain deer (lol) are all from Primark, not available online


5 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous ! I really want a wall like this so I'm definitely going to go and have a look in the primark home section! Dont worry, I'm not so good at DIY either, my girlfriend has to change my fairy light batteries for me because I cant even manage that hehe :)

    lots of love, Marianne xxx

    http://myhappybubblexx.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Ahaha I feel you! DIY is something I'd love to be good at but I don't have any patience and call it quits as soon as something doesn't go quite right. I make a much better supervisor! xx

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  2. Ah I love this! It looks amazing, interiors make me so happy haha! xx

    Effi | www.sparkleberryblog.com

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    1. Thank you! I'm the same, love making changes to my home! xx

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  3. This looks so gorgeous and cosy - I especially love that stag watercolour print :) What a lovely space! xx

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