Black & White Photo wall and my Kitchen reveal! FINALLY!

Earlier this Spring I had Big Fish Painting come and FINALLY refinish my kitchen cabinets! When I first walked threw my home the cabinets were something I liked! They were Camo Green and different but I knew over time I’d want a new look and 3 years later I got that new look with a fresh coat of Alabaster paint!

Before

And After…
Ahhhh! Much better right!What a difference some paint can make I tell ya! Fresh, bright, light and a big dose of new kitchen mojo! Now you might be wondering why it’s taken me soooooo long to share my kitchen reveal! If you recall I’ve had a pretty rough year that’s lead me to have anxiety and horrible decision making skills! Remember THIS post! I literally had endless paint samples on my wall for months! I just could NOT make a wall color choice!
Well finally HGTV paint from Sherwin Williams in Copen Blue won out after sleepless nights and near panic attacks! You’d think that after I made a paint color choice it would be smooth sailing from there but oh no! Next big hurtle… What to do with the giant blue wall.
A short while  back I discovered printing photos on Blue Print  print shops. It was affordable and so stinkin’ fun! Ever since then I knew I wanted to do more with this new trick so it was time to get to work on a feature wall of Poster Prints! Add waiting for our trip to California  for family pictures, editing time and me making my mind up on prints and you get my HUGE delay!
I had these photo printed at my local Blue Print printing store, SBR Technologies in Salt Lake City. These are not photo quality printing but printed in black and white on paper which gives them a cool grainy effect that I think adds charm! The higher quality photos the better!
My collection all measure between 1″-2″ wide. I started by creating a layout I liked on my kitchen table that I thought I’d like on my wall.
I used Scotch Blue Painters tape on the top corners of each poster. When you first hang the posters you will only want to tape the top two corners. This way you can adjust the posters easily without having to remove a fully taped poster. Start with the very most top  center picture and place that one first.
Next add each remaining photo adjusting the spacing and getting it just right!
When you get the placement perfect then you can add more tape to each poster to secure it on all corners and edges. Then step back and enjoy!
To print this way costs about 30 cents a square foot so this entire wall cost me only $9!!! YEP! You read that right! NINE bucks!
I think it was just what this new space needed! So My kitchen makeover is official done! May have taken me over 6 months but I love it all the same! And the best part about this feature wall is how affordable it cost to create! HUGE impact for a small price making it way affordable to swap out photos over the years to update the family pics! Can’t beat that!
So check your local area for a print shop by doing  a yellow pages search for “Blue Print printing” and see what comes up near you. Call ahead to get their pricing and go crazy creating a fantastic feature wall of your own!
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  1. 1

    Wow – What a difference that paint has made – your kitchen looks stunning!

  2. 2

    I love white kitchens. A nice clean background for lots of decorating and accessory changes! Cute photo wall too.

  3. 3

    Following you now too!

  4. 4

    I love it! But then I knew you would do an amazing job.

  5. 5

    Love it! I am such a sucker for black and white family photos. It looks lovely, great job!

  6. 6

    NICE!!
    I love your blog!!

  7. 7

    Wow–great kitchen. I love the brightness of it. Looks like a lot of work but I’m sure you’re enjoying it now!

  8. 8

    I love it! Great ideas.

  9. 9

    Love it!! The white cabinets are beautiful and the photo wall looks fantastic!!

  10. 10

    Looks beautiful! White cabinets are my favorite. Timeless, classic, perfection =)

  11. 11

    This is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  12. 12

    So fun. Love it all!

  13. 13

    Wow! Your cabinets look terrific! Love the poster wall, too! I can’t believe how affordable they were. I’ll have to check that out. Thanks for sharing.

  14. 14

    I love the contrast of the white cabinets to the dark granite. The kitchen looks fantastic!

  15. 15

    It looks so fresh and modern..I love it! So pretty!

  16. 16

    Wowo, I am impressed! How beautiful!
    I know this was so much work for you…but, man did
    it pay off!
    Love it! Thank you for sharing!
    Leticia

  17. 17

    Love, Love, Love your pictures!!! What beautiful grand kids I have!! You and Michael aren’t bad either!

  18. 18

    I’m in Salt Lake and would love to go print these. Can you give me an address and what its called to print like this so I can call them for more info. I am unsure how to take the photos in to them…digital, hard copy? Thanks a million, this is a great idea for my husbands office for xmas

    • 19

      I linked the store I printed at in the post. You;ll find their address and phone number on their site. I emailed them my order. You can find the email address in the contact section for “Printing.”

  19. 20

    I LOVE this Becca! It looks amazing! Such a great wall and photos! You are brilliant! xoxo

  20. 22

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