I’m so glad it’s Friday. I love the weekends because it’s usually down time at our house.
I’ll be sharing my latest projects, DIY adventures, and anything else creative on Fridays. I enjoy decorating on a budget and coming up with new ideas. It fuels my need to be creative and I enjoy sharing. I just can’t ignore that part of me. What can I say….I’m eclectic.
On to my latest project….
We have finally finished our basement. I thought this day would never come. There are still a few very minor tasks and some decorating that needs to be done. I think the decorating is the best part.
I’m sharing my gallery wall with you today.
There really is a lot of thought and preparation that goes in to making a gallery wall. My first task was selecting and printing the photos I would use. Next, I selected and spray painted old picture frames black. I chose black because I tend to lean toward dark colors with pops of color. I’m also a firm believer in using what I have. For some reason, I have a lot of frames that I’m not using. I must have a thing for picture frames. We move, buy new ones, we move again, and I buy new ones. See the pattern here?
The scenery photos were all taken by me during our travels to different locations. This makes the wall more personal, and saves money on having to buy wall art. I had the photos enlarged to size 8 x 10. The white photo mats were purchased in a pack from Amazon. I had to trim the mats just a little to fit the frame.
The basement does not have much natural light, so it’s not great for taking photos.
The large family photo was taken in New Orleans at Mardi Gras World. Its’ one of my favorite photos. I ordered a framed canvas of this photo from Easycanvas.com. It was a Groupon. I love Groupon.
The Johnson Family personalized decal was ordered from Etsy. The wooden word art was purchased from Hobby Lobby. The other photos are of my family and different places we’ve traveled.
This is a close up of two of the framed photos on the gallery wall. The top photo was taken in Missouri as I was driving along a country road. I was mesmerized by the yellow, and pulled over to take a photo. The bottom photo is in Grand Cayman. The ship on the left was ours. We took a ferry to the island. I just love beautiful scenery.
The next step was to lay it out on the floor. After I found an arrangement that I liked, I measured, marked and hung.
This is a larger view of the wall. It’s coming together quite nicely. I may add to the wall in time or I may just let it be. I’ll have to sit with it for a while.
Are you creative? How do you feed your creative side?
Enjoy the weekend!
Peace and Blessings,