The other day, when I re-painted this mirror and hung it up, all that bare space around it just drove me batty to look at! I immediately started "shopping" through my attic and junk tote looking for things to fill it up the space. I also found a few gems like these frames at Ross. (Seriously love that store! Its like Goodwill without dust, and stinky things! You never know what you'll find!)
A bit of paint turned them into these.
I also found this set of keys at Ross. How nifty are those?!!
These brackets came from the thrift store, and I added glaze to antique them a bit.
They are supposed to be curtain hangers.
I like them as mini shelves, so fiddlesticks on what they are supposed to be! I think it is silly too wrapped around what is "normally" done. My house doesn't need to look like my neighbours, or like it came from a home decor store. I think your home should be a reflection of you, and that means unique in whatever way you would wish it to be.
All the whites aren't exactly the same, some are more creamy and some more grayish.
This sign I painted over top of another that had hung in our old house. It didn't match anything in this house, so I decided just to paint it again with something that did match. I went a little crooked on the top line...might need to go back and fix that.
Each piece got a different finishing touch, some are just distressed with sandpaper. The smaller scrolly frames have a black glaze, the mirror has a brown glaze. The sign and music note have ink on the edges. These small frames I used a black crayon to add a distressed look. Just as a side note, crayon isn't permanent, so don't use it if the piece will be handled a lot.
I still have room to add a few more pieces as I come across them...and I'm sure I will! The more the better after all!
I relied heavily on sticky strips and hooks to hang the lighter weight stuff. I didn't want to mutilate my wall too horribly with holes! Hopefully, one day, I'll find a prettier cover for that air vent.
If you want to see some great gallery wall inspiration, check out this post from Under the Table and Dreaming. Tons of great pictures! I love how they all show a different personality, some are really eclectic, some are modern...some really need to straighten up their pictures! Am I the only one who can't stand to see a crooked frame?! So, what do you think? Are gallery walls only for those who love to clutter?
P.S. Anyone else having problems with Blogger adding in spaces randomly to your posts?? I've edited this thing ten times and it still isn't working!
"Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer." Psalm 19:14
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