Wednesday, August 1, 2012

An Accidental Gallery Wall - Economical Inspiration

I like gallery walls but never have put one up.  Gallery walls are typically too distracting for  staged houses.
All pictures from Pinterest
As mentioned in my last post, I am gathering fabrics and resources for redecorating my living room.  The living room sofa needed pictures for selling on CraigsList.  

Here, a picture with a bed pillow, shows that the sofa is deep enough for sleeping. (I am a hopeless stager.)

This picture shows CraigsList folks it is a brand name piece of furniture. (Former career in Sales and Marketing.)
I was moving a painting behind it to get a better 'full frontal' of the sofa when I happened to scanned the tall cathedral ceiling wall.  Little Linda (inside my head) said, 'that would make a great gallery wall'.  I immediately started hunting and gathering from every room in my house: water colors of the beach, oils of landscapes and flowers and an abstract of a 'blue man', a pencil drawing of a beautiful nude,  and pastels of New England scenery.

I grabbed a ladder, my tool bag and went to work .  No plan, no forethought.  Just nail and go. Up and down. Up and down.  Stand back. Up and down. Stand back. Adjust. Level. Repeat.  (That wall has more holes in it than Bonnie and Clyde post posse shooting.)


This is the best picture I could get. (Skylights are not condusive to great photography.)  I am so delighted over my new gallery wall that I am going to postpone my redecoration for a while.

Hmmmmm..... don't you agree reinventing a space is much more economical! 
Later,

Linda


8 comments:

  1. Constantly reinventing. It's what I do BEST! Love Henredon and yours!!!
    The Gallery looks marvy, girl!! And I was told when we had our 1968 Henredon recovered last year that it would go another 40 years! Who ever gets it will get a gem!

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    1. I thought of you when I was hanging my pictures. I've noticed you have a great collection of art...maybe a gallery wall is in your future. (Decided not to sell the Henredon beast for now.) You are a master at reinventing!

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  2. I love your Gallery wall. I capital L loved them so much that before I knew there was one in the master, one in the hall and one in the living room. I gotta get a grip. I am sure I will find another design obsession soon:) Any suggestions? And hey, thanks for your nice comments today on my room, that meant allot!

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  3. Your office was to die for. In a word JEALOUS. You did an amazing job. Thanks so much for your thumbs up on the gallery wall! I think there is another in my future....

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  4. I think it looks great! I always end up putting a million holes in the wall when I put up a gallery wall, even when I try to use paper cut-outs first.

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    1. Thanks Lisa! You have a gazillon walls in your house for gallery walls. I think the holes are just part of it. Again, congrats on your living room!

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  5. I totally agree! I love to makeover a space with what I have and make it fresh with color or a change of fabric! Great job on the gallery wall!

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    1. Thanks Tiffany! You are the Queen of Change. I enjoy reading your posts.

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