The weather finally started cooperating around here, and I'm actually getting things done, both inside and outside of the house. I'm also getting up the nerve to sand and re-stain our front doors - I bought the supplies and everything (gulp).
My husband's office is coming together nicely, and I have a new rug that's supposed to be delivered tomorrow, so I'm crossing my fingers that it's as pretty in person as it is online. In the meantime, I knocked out a gallery wall in there.
Yes, those are my awesome-sauce Craigslist chairs. Still not recovered (yet), I'm waiting on the rug before I make a final decision.
I'm sitting here wondering if I took any "before" photos. I don't think I did - it was just one barren wall.
This is about as "before" as I have. Midway through the wallpaper removal madness. So glad that part is over.
It's looking much more put together now.
It's an eclectic mix, to say the least. I have a few pieces that we purchased at art auctions, years ago, and added some family photos to mix things up. The quatrefoil mirror was a steal - $11 on clearance at TJ Maxx!
To add some color and continuity, I framed up a piece of the remnant fabric I picked up a couple months ago (pay no mind to the tag and standard store photo in the frame below it - I'm still looking for a picture I want to use in there). I like the orange and gray color combo, and it will be a nice complement to the other fabrics I'm planning on using in here.
Some of my fabric inspiration...
I had a general idea of how I wanted to put this wall together (after laying it out on the floor), but I ended up tweaking it as I went along. This is how it was originally, but I wasn't digging how the far left side looked. Kind of top heavy (not a phenomenon I'm familiar with in my everyday life). ;-)
So, I flipped those two pieces to even things out. Better, yes? More balanced.
So, there you have it! I just can't get enough of gallery walls, and have them sprinkled throughout my house now (they're in the bathroom and basement, if need a refresher). I just think they're interesting and really draw you in. Besides, this wall would have looked sparse and boring with just one or two pictures, don't you think? A cool symmetrical gallery wall of all the same frames would have been neat too, but I wanted to try and use what I had on hand, so this fits the bill.
Hopefully, I'll have a new rug to share with you soon! When it's all said and done, this room may be one of the most "put together" rooms in the house!