Gallery Wall

Wow!  It's been a busy weekend.  The highlight was a great street party last night.  It was so fun to meet a lot of our neighbors.  We have a really great community here and I love that.

On to the big subject of the day.  This is one of those projects that have been on my to-do list for a while.  In one corner of our living room we have had 2 walls that have been empty since we moved in.  Normally there is a rug in the corner for Teddy to sit when we have company and need him to stay in one spot.  Since there isn't usually furniture there I really wanted to add some artwork to the walls to dress them up.  I knew I wanted to do a gallery wall but really didn't know where to start.

The 2 key pieces that finally got me ready to plan this wall out was the print from Target with the quote "Don't count the days, make the days count" and a photo of Rex and I from our spring photo session.  When we got our photos printed we apparently got some really crazy sizes and I have struggled to find frames to put them in.  Seriously, I've been searching for frames that are 6 x 9 for months.  I had no idea that was such an odd size.This frame (it's a 12 x 16) I found at Hobby Lobby on clearance for $3!  It was the exact size I needed but the color was ugly!  I grabbed a can of spray chalk paint and gave it a couple coats of paint.  Then I went to Lowes and had them cut me a piece of glass to fit into the frame.  Finally, about 2 weeks ago I started taping out the layout on the wall to visualize the pieces that I wanted to go up on the wall.

This afternoon I decided I was going to start/finish this wall by the end of the night.  The two main pieces I actually used nails to hang them on the wall but everything else I used Command hooks.  I love using these to hang stuff.  We have plaster walls and banging nails in them is not something I like to do a whole lot.  It took me a couple hours to get it all up but I'm really happy with how it turned out.  The great thing is that if I want to change anything up, I can just pull them down and put something else up.

I'm so glad I was able to get this finished!  I love starting my week with a completed project.  And, no more bare walls!  What do you think? Hope you all have a great week!

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