Gallery wall - something that sounds achievable in principle but is a pain in the ass to implement.
My 'gallery wall' journey started three years ago after I purchased a few frames for our home. The wall above our sofa was bare, so I wanted to make it more interesting by showcasing our wedding photos and other pictures from our travels. At that time, I didn't really know what I wanted but had a few frames / photos in mind.
Slowly, our collection of frames grew.. but it was a mess..
The huge frame that I purchased from Country Road fitted well with everything else scale-wise however it was so difficult to find a print that would match. As you can see the pink flowers above just looked horrible!
A few things didn't quite work here:
So we took some time off, I visited art galleries and looked at Pinterest for some inspiration, and found an amazing antique store that sold an artwork (which is surprisingly extremely affordable) that would be the perfect piece for the gallery wall! I also added a painting I made to include the colours I wanted to bring some vibrance to the collection.
A few weeks ago, the frames looked like this:
Whilst it looks a lot better than it used to be, it is not exactly complete. I needed the painting to be framed and I didn't want the anchor piece to be a photo of us kissing. #pda
I had the artwork (& postcard) framed and laid on the tile floor (so the colours would be closer to white). Thank goodness a friend pointed out that the naked dancers were probably a little too provocative for my living room, so that needed to be replaced. We also outlined the shape of the frames and taped them on the wall for a week. Husband was not impressed.
It looked okay, but I still felt like something was missing and I thought of something I saw a few months ago at a furniture store called Orient House. It was a 'butterfly' frame that would be perfect for the blank spot above..
And voila.. this is (almost) finally done! I still need to have some photos professionally printed but the images are pretty much set in stone (for now)
What do you guys think? Do you like it? Learnings & tips to come through on the next post..