Yesterday I told you all about some painting projects I had completed.
Old mismatched frames got some new white paint and some old mirrors got a coat of black chalk board paint.
All to ordain this empty wall in our master bedroom and give it some much needed personality.
Disclaimer: (Please ignore the trim less wall. We are over our heads here in projects and our bedroom hasn’t been the first priority. For all you visionaries, just picture some nice chair rail molding and trim inserts beneath. 🙂
One day it will happen…)
But TODAY, I have this little wall to show you…
It started off empty.
In fact, We moved a big armoir from this wall after I refinished the dresser pictured.
(More to come later on that project)
The picture above is after a change in paint.
This is the before-before!
This cool grey-blue was a great color,it just did not work for the master bedroom in my opinion. It felt cold and sterile and needed some warmth to it.
The wall with the decorative art work is where my gallery wall is now!
First, I roughly laid out the newly painted frames and the
mirrors new chalkboard frames. I tried a few arrangements until I got the look I was going for. I wanted some depth on the wall, and figured out a relatively easy pattern that incorporated big and small frames who’s glass I had broken previously, that I found laying around the house.
My husband will be shocked when he sees this picture.
I mean, I took my time and used a level! This never happens. Usually I pop in a nail here or there or anywhere and don’t worry, knowing I can tweak it later with some more holes.
I have learned my awful lesson, and despise filling in holes left from pictures and wall art.
I am gaining patience and persistence with every passing year, and project. 🙂
Me and that level took our time.
I may have even used some dry wall studs for extra security.
I am on a roll.
My husband and parents, I’m sure, are beaming. Thankful that all of their speeches on measuring twice and smashing holes in walls once, has now paid off.
I am loving my idea to incorporate some chalkboard frames within the little gallery wall. It leaves the perfect place to write
chore lists sweet reminders.
Our initials. 🙂
Our son asked where the rest of the alphabet was…
This is a working dresser in our bedroom which holds nice things and functional things.
These two lamps use to be black and I painted them a glossy white to add some brightness to this wall.
Framed pictures of the family wouldn’t be complete without one of our dog Lola,
Art adores her and the kids love to ride her as a pony. Poor thing puts up with it all. She may eat garbage like its the last food source on earth, but she treats her family well with abundant snuggles.
This little area charges our phones and cameras. It is so great to know where you can find a charging source in a busy house.
I love white candles. You will find them throughout our house. They create such a nice ambiance, though the fake candles are just fine when the kids are about.
I love the way this little wall ended up turning out. It is at the foot of our bed and is quite the focal point. The kids have already written little love notes on the chalkboard frames and I am still pinching myself from listing the honey-do-list. 😉
And just because I love a good before and after…
And THAT is my interpretation of a little gallery wall.
I cant wait to play around with the chalkboards and write cute little sayings and funny reminders. It is a great way to immediately personalize a space.
Here’s to gallery walls and chalkboard paint!!!
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