See that wall? BOOOOOORING! We've been in this house for two years now...and this wall needed something but I didn't know where to start. So...I went to blog land. There are SO many cute things I could do...and I narrowed it down to some sort of gallery wall. I LOVED a wall filled with mirrors, but I knew it would take WAY longer to accumulate fun and unique pieces. Plus...I have little ones, and I didn't want to have fingerprints on the mirrors that were hung lower. That means more cleaning for me. NO THANKS!
Frames were the way to go for me! I had a bunch already so I could start right away! I traced each one on paper then started taping it to the wall. It's not the BEST visual but it works. And I didn't have to put lots of nail holes in the wall if I wasn't pleased with the placement of them all. :)
After gathering a bunch of things I had around the house and stuff I've found at thrift stores, on CL and FB...I finally did it. This is how it turned out:
The placement of everything works GREAT....the colors, not so much. It was just too busy -- and I don't have bright aqua or hot pink anywhere in the house except in Rylie's room. The wall looked like this for a few months so I could figure out what to do next. Then one day I just went for it...it wasn't gonna get finished by itself. HA! Browns, creams, whites and blacks. Neutral colors that made them stand out...but not make you go "WOAH!"
I even re-stained the bannister! I absolutely HATE that orange-y oak that builders throw in houses. It looks cheap to me. Thank goodness for Minwax Gel Stain. It was SO easy. A light sanding with 220-grit sand paper, a quick wipe down and one coat of the stain. DONE!