Spending no money and using frames I already had, I created this picture wall going up the stairs to the second floor. Each frame was painted white, using paint from my makeup table I refinished below. The process I use was a little more time consuming up front, but once the layout was determined with paper and tape, it was a quick hang with a hammer and nails.
I will be honest, painting the frames took forever. I had a brand new baby who wouldn't sleep unless I was in the room and another little boy whenever he saw me painting had to join in (which means I had to paint after he went to bed). It was really frustrating, but I finished the frames, Everett finally figured out his sleep issues and we love the wall.