Nick’s pinterest project inspired me (well technically us) to finally install a gallery wall. Here’s the deal I didn’t want another piece of awesome art sitting around the house all lonely and wishing to find its place on our wall somewhere.
Here are my pinspiration pictures and what I like about them:
- Art mixed with personal photos
- Defined shape but various sized frames grouped organically
- Sculptural elements
- Vintage pictures and art (vintage = love always)
We have had gallery wall on the to do list for about 5 years, so this has been a long time coming. We chose the area over Nick’s Rhodes (and Ramona’s Schoenhut) in our formal living area. I know the new trend is huge art pieces instead of gallery walls, but we already have a massive art install planned for the room. As with everything in our house I love that it has a story, so here’s the story behind our newly hung collection of art and stuff.
Nick’s DIY art was by far the largest piece and the reason why everything else is up. Vintage boat print that’s been sitting in our room for a year (at least) adds vintage to the gallery. Our brass squirrel adds sculpture and a bit of quirk. We bought the Read More Books print at etsy Dallas, and I stole it from Ramona’s room. The restroom sign was the right shape, but I had other plans for it. It might be relocated later if I can find a good replacement.
Naked baby Ramona while cute will be replaced with a more updated picture eventually (next 5 years maybe? when her boyfriends start coming over?). The Rifle Paper Co Floral Heart print was intended for Ramona’s room but never quite made it there. The antlers were also taken from Ramona’s room. They break the space visually and add depth to the gallery. The Christmas card out take of Ramona is classic.
Vintage map that was a $1 has been sitting on my desk forever. We honeymooded in Niagara, so when we found this post card antiquing it was ours. We bought the other card in Portland. It says, “I’m so happy we both showed up here.” It is sweet and sums up our feelings about our first vacation alone post-Ramona. I taped our photobooth pictures from the Ace in Portland together.
Unknowingly we grouped vacation things together with the map. A coincidence that also happens to be awesome. I love when things just happen like that.
So there you go! You know the story of all these pieces collected over a couple of years that we finally threw up on the wall. Ha threw as if it was that easy! I’ll be back tomorrow with the process, but I wanted to share the story first.