Monday, February 20, 2012

Gallery Walls

Happy Presidents Day! ... and Happy No School! What did I do with my day off? I fixed up our gallery wall above the sofa and created a new one on the stairway wall.

This is the new gallery wall by the stairs. The wall was so empty before! Nothing is in the frames except for the shadowbox. I need to get some wedding and honeymoon pictures printed to display! I also plan to decorate the large letter D with moss. Oh, how I love moss! The good thing about this gallery wall was that it only cost me $8! The small wooden frames were leftover from the wedding (originally from the dollar store). The other frames were gifts. The only frame I bought was the shadowbox, which was 40% at Michaels. I also bought the large letter D at Hobby Lobby. That large oval mirror on the right is an old family mirror. It used to be gilt gold but I sprayed it an oiled bronze. Much better, right?

Here are the shelves above the sofa. I should have taken before pictures but for some reason, I didn't think of it. The shelves are from Ikea and are specifically for holding frames. The bottom left is a piece done by a friend; it was a wedding gift. The top middle photo is a darkroom photo by my friend Carolyn. The other photos were done by me in college in a darkroom photography class. Over time I hope to accumulate some smaller pieces to add in for variety.

The mask on the left is from our honeymoon in the Bahamas, as is the starfish. (I was so upset when I realized we supported the killing of starfish!) The sea fan is also from our honeymoon. Todd went treasure seeking for me in the water! The dried plants are from our wedding, as is the nest on the top right. The bottle on the bottom shelf is an old baking soda (or powder?) bottle that Todd found when he was a boy. How neat is that?

As always, thoughts and suggestions are more than welcome!

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