I’ve decided to make some changes . . . I’ve been dying to attempt a gallery wall for sometime now, but for some reason I was really intimidated by the thought of it. Organizing, scanning, and printing pictures, then matching up frames and deciding on a layout just seemed like too much work for me. However, I braved up and got to it in my living room.
The gallery wall was made with mostly Dollar tree frames and the rest were extras that I had lying around. I laid out a design on the floor first-but I didn’t get too technical. For a great guide on creating a gallery wall visit Jenny at Simcoe Street, she just did a wonderful how-to guide on layouts.
I also decided to make some new pillows to coordinate with the wall art that I took from my bedroom.
I decided to go with browns and blues to incorporate some color into the space, and mainly because I really want to use blue in my X-mas decorating this year. I found the fabric at JoAnn’s.
My printer ran out of ink so I wasn’t able to transfer all of my photos to sepia, but I’ll get around to it eventually.
Now here’s where I need your advice, The China Cabinet: to paint or not to paint? That is the question.
I’ve seen some really pretty, creamy-white china cabinets and hutches out there, and ever since I purchased this cabinet I’ve dreamed of painting it, but what do you think?
Also, I still need to find some artwork or something to flank the china cabinet . . . any ideas?
Oh and did I tell you all that I bought a fireplace mantel off of Craigslist for the holiday’s-it’s a work in progress, but I like the thought of it so far.
Here’s a pic of my living room before.
And here it is now, just a few changes . . .