At IKEA I bought a picture ledge to go over the dresser mirror. I was going to wait until the wall was repainted, but it wore me down. I looked at it day after day after day... until finally I decided why not just put it up and enjoy it now? All it took was a level, the drill and 3 screws.
Of course styling it takes a lot longer. I'm not in love with the current set of frames and images, but it works for now. The watercolor was done by my mother, so it has a lot of sentimental value. The baby photos of Oliver, a picture of Georgia. I think I'll continue to play around with it until it looks "right" to me, but that will take some time.
It's nice to have the shelf up though.