One of the biggest things that I wanted to do in our house was recreate a gallery wall in our master bedroom. When I stumbled onto the nursery reveal at Young House Love, I knew I wanted to do something similar (minus the crib, of course!).
The colors in our master bedroom are chocolate brown, a dark periwinkle blue, white, and cream. Yes, white and cream. I couldn’t help that I fell in love with a quilt that was cream instead of white. Besides, the white is only on the trim pieces and the door.
So it has taken me since August to find frames I liked. I couldn’t even imagine what to put up. I thought of DIY-ing them by heading to goodwill and painting what I found, but I was at a loss for even the color of frame to do. Black – out on a chocolate brown wall. White? Would look silly above the cream colored bedspread. Brown? They’d blend in. Metallic? Too cold for our scheme. And I wasn’t brave enough to paint blue frames.
But then, one day while I was wandering around in Target (which happens so often I can only narrow it down to one day in December in Target) I found them. They’re a rustic white frame – so they tie together the white and cream. Also, they’re a little worn looking, which adds to their charm. So after I scored a Target giftcard for my birthday (thanks mom and dad!) I marched down there and loaded up.
After buying 2 8×10’s, 2 5×7’s, and 2 4×6’s, I sat down at the computer and came up with a diagram for the wall of how to place them (oh – I forgot I created an M that I also saw on YHL but can’t find the post now. So I’ll link up that how-to tomorrow!). This was done in Publisher, and it worked out fantastically when it came time to put the frames up.
|Created in publisher|
Unfortunately, our printer was out of ink, so I had to trace the boxes onto a sheet and that’s where I put the measurements – how far apart each picture should be from the sides and each other. You can see a little bit of that in the next picture.
I ended up being one frame short, and I ordered a canvas from canvaspeople.com (who were offering a free canvas!) so it’s not completely finished yet. But the progress so far is amazing!
|The blank canvas|
So imagine one more 5×7 frame in the upper left and the canvas where the white sheet is. Once everything comes in (and I fill the frames) I’ll post an update. But I can say that this little (and cheap if you have a ton of frames and paint lying around) project really spruced up the bedroom and made it more personal!