I mentioned in Monday's post that I picked up a bunch of frames (7) from the dollar store. One went in the office, but I didn't mention what I did with the other ones.
I knew I wanted to create a gallery wall in the nursery, and I had some art work that I'd gotten a long time ago from Etsy to use. I also had a very large needlepoint (?? I think that's what it is ??) picture that my mom had made a long time ago, when I was a baby. I decided that picture needed to be the center of attention. It was framed in a large wood frame that didn't quite fit in with the nursery's colors, so the first order of business was to do some spray painting. Not me though- I pawned that job off on T. He's a much better spray painter than I am anyway. I also had him spray paint the dollar store frames, using some leftover paint from the bird bath project. Sadly I did not think to take photos of this process- but it's pretty self explanatory!
Once the frames had dried/cured outside in the garage, I brought them inside and popped my art work into them. I took them upstairs and played around with the arrangement until I found something I liked, then hung them up on the wall. By the way- I learned a neat trick via Pinterest for picture frame hanging- it works great every time, especially for those frames that have 2 hooks. Put a small dab of toothpaste on the top of your picture hook, then press against the wall where you want the picture to go- voila! Instant mark for your nail. I did the gallery wall in the office this way (which has a lot of frames with 2 hooks) and it worked awesome!
Anyway- on to the photos, since that's the most important part anyway, right??
Poppy and Pinecone on Etsy. The other art came from Etsy as well but I don't remember where? Whoops.
I might put a few more things up there as I find them- like a letter for his name (still undecided as of late), but I'm still thinking about it. And I plan on putting double stick tape on the backs of all the photos so he doesn't rip them off the wall onto his head!
What do you think?? I think this room is really coming together. In fact, now that the walls are filled, I'm calling this room "done"...I'll be back tomorrow to give you a little tour of baby D's room to be!