Trying New Things: Day 31

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Day 31: Gallery Wall

Better late than never, right?  This particular project took me a little longer than I anticipated.  I finished it a few days ago but it’s been so stormy here I wasn’t able to get any decent photos until today (and they’re still not that great).

I’ve got plans for several gallery walls, but wanted to start with the girls bedroom.  Since moving them into the same room I had to take most of the stuff I’d made for Susannah down so the walls were totally bare. I’ve been collecting frames for a while, so I started by giving them all a coat of spray paint.

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After everything was painted I taped a couple of pieces of wax paper together in the length/width of the wall I wanted to hang them on to make a template.

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Once I had my dimensions I rearranged everything to my satisfaction (thanks for the help, Ang!), used a Sharpie to mark the outlines of everything, and then marked exactly where I wanted the nails to go.

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This was by far the easiest method I’ve ever used to hang things on the wall.  The paper easily ripped away around the nails.

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I’m probably going to have to re-paint the purple walls at some point, but wasn’t up for that much work this month.  Shhh…don’t tell Jerm.

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I used a combination of free printables (I’ll have to search to find the original sources, but I’ll try to link them at the bottom soon),  a few store-bought pieces (the canvas in the middle is from Hobby Lobby and the one on the far right is from Walmart), and a lot of DIY stuff.

This canvas is Instagram photos of the girls.

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The little love canvas was a cheap 6×6 from the dollar spot.  Just added some chipboard letters and painted over the whole thing. photo 3 (7)

I glued on a laser cut frame to add some interest to this boring frame.  I love how it turned out. photo 4 (5)

Out of everything on the wall, I was most hesitant to add this.  I made it from magazine clippings (took forever to gather them), and I love it, but don’t know what I think about it with this grouping.  Ang said to keep it, so I did. photo 4 (6)

 

 

Why did all of these photos turn out so grainy?  I don’t know what I did. photo 3

And my favorite piece: this drawing of our family by Susannah.  I had her draw us on a piece of fabric, then stuck it in an embroidery hoop.  I adore it. (Idea credit is here.)

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Now I just need to work on a gallery wall for my bedroom and the living area. I can’t wait to get started…or maybe I can.  January sounds good.

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