But let's back up a bit. Remember that drop cloth turned wall art for the family room?
Now, back to the gallery wall. Obviously I left the wall above the couch looking a little bare when I swiped the decor out from under its nose. I started searching online for artwork, pictures, canvases, typography, anything and everything really, that would make up a nice gallery wall. I was a little leery about more frames because of the empty frame collage next to the fire place. But eventually decided to give it a try.
On a whim, I started gathering unused items from our basement as well as scraps of fabric and put together an arrangement I thought might work. I tried to make it square-ish without it being too perfect. I thought that shape would make it feel less like a continuation of the collection of frames in the corner.
Starting with the chevron piece, I'll move clockwise and fill you in on what I included on this free gallery wall. That's right, I spent nothing, nada, zilch, cero dolores. You get the point.
1. Chevron scrap fabric wrapped around a canvas I painted but never liked
2. My DIY fake typography that reads "Life is Beautiful" (inspired by real typography I saw on Pinterest but didn't pin). I used a Sharpie marker, not the computer. I backed it with a different printed fabric and put it in a matted frame.
3. Framed post card I swiped off the playroom gallery wall because I liked how it looked with the other frames. Also because I there's a fun thing I wanted on the playroom wall but forgot about so I needed a spot open for it.
4. Oval mirror
5. Flower wall decor I bought years and years ago at a shabby chic boutique (that no longer exists and makes me sad)
6. DIY button art that used to hang in the dining room. I really loved it in there but I love it in here as well. The family room won the coin toss.
What do you think? Is it frame over load? Hopefully not because I think it's here to stay. Pin It