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Monday, May 23, 2011

Gallery Wall


I finally finished another lingering project.  Back in March I showed you a picture of my family room.



But I didn't show you the other side where I took the picture from.



See that huge wall just sitting empty.  I've had the hardest time deciding what to do with this wall.  I already had a family wall on the large wall in my kitchen.



This wall over looks the family room, so I didn't really want to duplicate that.  I wanted something different.



I thought of a lot of different things I could do - hang up some store bought art work, various pictures, homemade art, pictures of my family, but I just wasn't feeling it.  If you know what I mean.  So the wall sat empty.  I recently came across this site that offered tons of different patterns and designs that you could download here.  So that's exactly what I did - I downloaded a few and had them printed at Costco as a 5x7.



I wanted to add some color to this room too, so I picked colors that went along with my throw pillows I covered.  I found some 10x10 frames at Michael's that were on sale for $3.99 each regular $9.99, but with an additional 25% off coupon I got them for $2.99 each - sweet!!  I bought 12.


Then I added the colorful designs and they were ready to hang.


I am still deciding if I want to paint the frames the color of the design or if I should just leave them.  For now, they will stay black.


I love the nice neat rows.  I must admit it took me about an hour or so to hang them.  All those measurements take a little time.  I love how they fill the wall space now.


So what do you think - paint the frames or keep them black?

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6 comments:

  1. These look great and they go so well with the rest of the room. A very cleaver and innovative thing to do. Really nice. Have a good day!

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  2. that's darling! those inserts are too cute! if i did something that was organized like you have it, i would leave the frames black so that they are a more cohesive unit. The way you have it now makes it look like a huge art piece rather than a bunch of little ones together. i just did a post on our gallery wall. aren't they fun? andiejaye@ crayonfreckles

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  3. I love the papes you chose!! The gallery effect fills this wall nicely. :)

    Personally, I love the black frames.

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  4. I like the contrast of the black frames against the wall and framing the patterns. Nice job!

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  5. They look amazing! You did a great job!!! I would keep the black frames, I think they really highlight the patterns and colors. I stopped by from The Sundae Scoop, I've posted a project there too!
    Hugs, antonella :-)
    http://quilling.blogspot.com/2011/05/wacky-wednesday-hug-card.html

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  6. Your gallery wall looks great! I like the black frames, personally. I shared your project on Sprik Space's FB wall today. :)

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