Monday, April 2, 2012

Gallery Wall

There are so many creative gallery walls out there! I thought I would create my own (on the largest wall I have in my house).
This is what the wall looked like before:

I started by making a center piece for the wall. A monogram 'C' (with the left over fabric from my headboard).

Got my hot glue gun out and created this:

I placed the 'C' on the wall. ooooo so lonely!!!

And here is a little picture hanging tip I read about. Use this nail to put in the hook on the back of your picture. Place the picture on the wall where you want it to hang, and give it a little tap. It will create a hole for you to place your nail in. Picture Perfect Placement!

I placed on my frames on the floor first so I could create a good balance of small to large frames.
This is how it started.
I made some marks on the wall creating a horizontal 5" line to line up the bottom of my frames. Start a hangin'! 

Slowly but surly, comin' along.

And, here she is. Complete! I added a few of my daughter's art projects to create some interest as well as a few silver canvas pieces I made.

creative. endeavor = completed 



One of my goals has been to make a headboard. I started simple, and I may upgrade later.
I started with a canvas frame with the dimensions that I wanted, some fabric, and my staple gun. And, I got busy!

I stapled one end all the way down the length of the frame. Then I started on the other side in the middle, stretching the fabric as I moved towards the end.

 After I was done, this is what they looked like on the back.

And from the front:

Then I nailed some frame brackets to the back so I could hang it on the wall.
Not too bad for a $15 head board, hu?? 

creative. endeavor =  completed


Accent Chairs

Since I got a new kitchen table  I decided to up-cycle my old table and chairs. So, here are the chairs before:

And after a coat of black spray paint. One, $4 yard of fabric. Quilting batting. and a piece of foam. This is what I got for a few accent chairs. It's always nice to have a few extra spots to sit, right?

I love these simple upgrades!

creative. endeavor = completed 


Simple Art

As I was planning out my gallery wall, I decided I needed to make a few extra additions to help keep the balance. I did a quick surf through my sidekick, Pintrest. And, I liked this:

So I decided to create my own!
I got some square canvas from Hobby Lobby and some wood letters.
I used a hot glue gun to keep the wood in place. Make sure to draw a light straight line, in pencil, to line up the letters. 

Then, I took them to the garage to spay paint them silver to give my gallery wall some balance, and POP.
Whatta think?

creative. endeavor = completed