Since joining Pinterest, I have been in awe of all of the great Gallery walls out there. We have a long, empty hallway in our home that leads back to our 3 extra bedrooms and a gallery wall had never crossed my mind until I found these great inspirational images on Pinterest.
Once I realized I could create this and it would give that blank empty wall some life, I began to develop a plan. First off, I looked around the house and tried to collect things that I could use, I gathered one large picture frame, that held 3 photos, a beautiful iron piece, and the photos that I wanted to frame, including a song the hubs wrote for me the first year we were together. I also gathered a few images and quotes off the web, as well as the idea for the Maps of Our Love.
I knew I did not and could not spend too much money putting this piece together, so I decided the best place to find frames would be Goodwill. I hit up three local Goodwill's and gathered frames in different sizes and shapes. I got all of these frames for under 15 dollars! As much as I like the mismatched frames from my first inspiration picture, that is not really my style, and my walls have no color on them, I was scared competing frames would be too much. So I headed to Lowe's and picked out a spray paint color, Valspar Gun Smoke Gray. I primed and painted the frames to have a more cohesive look.
Now, the fun part, hanging the frames. Well, I did not have any good tricks like I had read about in previous blogs. The hubs and I laid them out on the floor in the layout we liked. And the hubs, said he was just going to "eye it out"...scariest words ever....Well he hung the first frame, and as he started to hang the second..the arguing ensued. In order to avoid a fight over something so stupid, I walked away and just let him do it....my stomach was in knots as I heard him hammering away..."how many holes was he making?! Are they crooked?! Are they spaced right?! All these thoughts filled my mind. We are "THAT" couple from renovations reality..that you would think..geezz how are they married?! But I swear, we never ever fight, unless its one of my crazy projects that I make him help with..haha
Anywho, I emerged from the room and to my surprise it looked fantastic!!!! I never doubted him..haha..He didn't mess up hanging one frame! It was just as I had imagined it.
Here is a close up of some of the items...
Anyways, hope you enjoyed my gallery wall!! Thanks for reading! :)
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