Friends! Remember me? Of course not. I have been missing for quite some time. My sincerest apologies for the silence. I’m not even going to list my excuses, because they are just that. Excuses. I’m chalking it up to a much needed creative break, as my mind has been in overdrive lately and I’m wondering if someone….er, anyone is still reading this little blog? I hope so…as we still have so many projects to tackle and a few solid reveals ready as well. And, this Friday is another TGIDIYFriday craft. See, so many good things in store!
For today’s post, I have a mini gallery wall up my sleeve. We’ve had this blank wall in our living room for some time now, and it was actually Kyle that kicked my butt in gear and motivated me to hang some pictures. Of course, I didn’t get around to this project until well after dark, but that’s life these days. Hopefully you can bear with me as these project photos are a little dark. And yes, the TV is on too – oops!
Conveniently, I’m a collector of old frames (among many other things, to Kyle’s dismay…) and all this project took was gathering my frame “collection”, switching out a few prints, and playing around with the order. First on the floor, and then on the wall. Luckily I had these items around the house, so all this project cost was a little elbow grease.
Oh yes! One more thing. I had an inspiration photo for this collage. It’s from the December issue of Southern Living. I loved how all the prints in the below room felt fresh, yet most of them seemed to be many years old. Also, the art cozied up the room, but didn’t overpower it.
Once I landed on a gallery design and took a few measurements, the wall was ready for action. I never, ever hang photos without placing paper on the wall first. It’s the only way to hang photos, as you can easily see how the gallery wall’s scale and spacing are shaping up.
As I mentioned above, all of these prints have either been given to us or I’ve purchased them somewhere along the way, so I don’t have any solid sources for you:(. I CAN tell you that our living room paint color is Benjamin Moore’s revere pewter, so if you are wondering what it looks like in the dark, here it is. I am hoping to take a photo of the collage in the daytime, so you guys can really see the wall in action.
Cheers to December, and me blogging MUCH more!