Monday, February 17, 2014

Gallery Wall

I love gallery walls.  I love being able to display new and old family photos.  I love finding unique frames at yard sales.  So, a gallery wall is a perfect fit for me. My husband calls it the "wall of weird."  I can't figure out if it's because the frame arrangement is weird or the people in the frames are weird.... or both... lol.

I'm not the kind of person that likes to plan these things out.  I don't want to take the time to lay them all out on the floor first... or put paper up on the wall first.  I just take a frame and get started.  I started with the oval mirror.  I wanted it to be at my height so I could use it.  We have a large window in our bedroom and this mirror gets great natural light.
Then I just started adding frames from there.  I tried to vary the colors and shapes.
I wanted the largest frame to have our most recent family photo... we need a new one:)
I'm just in love with this frame from a yard sale.  I painted the mat blue to match the decor of the room.
I also love these adorable frames I got from Pick Your Plum.  This frame I mod podged scrapbook paper onto.  I think the paper is SEI.
I'm not a designer but I did learn a few things in scrapbook classes over the years.  One of them was to create a Visual Triangle. Creating a visual triangle just means that you repeat and element 3 times sporadically throughout the page.  I tried to do that with my gallery wall.  I didn't want to use a lot of black, but since my furniture is black, I wanted to make sure I had black frames.  I created a visual triangle with the black.
I also created a visual triangle with the blue.
Some aspects of my gallery wall only come in pairs and some only come as one.  And that's ok.  I didn't want it to be all matchy matchy.

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