I think I'm finally happy with my photo wall. This is a wall in my dining room that you can see from the front door and the family room. It used to be blank.
Then it looked like this . . . .
I lived with it for a while but I wasn't really happy with it. It just looked too cluttered.
After looking around pinterest for a while I decided to build my own photo ledge. I have some smaller shelves in my family room around my fireplace and I like the convenience of just setting them on the shelf and not having a bunch of holes in the wall from nails. It's so easy to switch them out or move them around. I used Ana White's plans. So easy. Just needed to nail together two 1x3 boards and a 1x2 board. Then I painted it and screwed it into the studs through the back board. It looks so much neater. I did hang my small sign with a quote I love above the pictures.
Still thinking about adding a vinyl quote below the shelf. . . .