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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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!ReplyDelete
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@ crayonfrecklesReplyDelete
I love the papes you chose!! The gallery effect fills this wall nicely. :)ReplyDelete
Personally, I love the black frames.
I like the contrast of the black frames against the wall and framing the patterns. Nice job!ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Hugs, antonella :-)
Your gallery wall looks great! I like the black frames, personally. I shared your project on Sprik Space's FB wall today. :)ReplyDelete