The catalyst for this mini gallery wall, and shift in mindset, has come from the realization that I'm an "partially done" person. I have so many projects, rooms, and even sets of posts that are sort of done, and it's making me crazy. It seems like every year I set a new goal, partially finish it, and then abandon it. This year, I've decided that instead of starting new things I'm going to focus on getting things crossed off my list.
To start, I tackled my master bedroom.
What I've done:
painted the walls (although I don't love the colour),
painted the headboard
bought new bedding
made a pillow cover (that doesn't match at all)
made curtains (using a second set of bedding)
added some art and accessories
|Before - You can see the art and photo that are now in the gallery wall.|
|Before - The wall with the painting is where the gallery wall is located.|
What I still need to do:
paint the nightstands
make some pillow covers
find / redo some lamps
find / make a large art piece over the bed
make an "established in..." sign
Now, on to the reason you're here - the mini gallery wall.
When I was at ikea a few weeks ago (it's a two hour drive each way so I don't go often) I bought a Ribba ledge and a couple Ribba frames to go on it. Spurred on by my new goal of finishing things, I decided to stop thinking about it and get it done.
J hung the ledge and I set about decorating it. The painting is one I did in art class that was sitting on the headboard. The two smaller frames are new pieces. M (my stepdaughter) made the brown design for me yesterday. Isn't it incredible? Her talent amazes me! The "i love us" is a free printable from eighteen25 which I had printed at Costco.
Last but not least, I took our wedding picture that was beside the window and hung it above the two smaller frames. It's in a frame we bought when we were visiting the town where we got married. I think it works well with the other pieces, and I love having a piece hung above the pictures on the ledge.
Isn't it pretty? It's directly across from our bed, so it's what I see when I'm lying there and I love it!
My one dislike is that, even though it's a Ribba ledge and Ribba frames, the frames are a little wobbly. It's hard to make them balance so they're leaned back but if they stand up straight they're too easy to bump off. I'm thinking perhaps a command strip on the bottom of each will help.
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