So I've had this stash of frames sitting in a pile for
years months weeks just waiting to become a gallery wall. Some I've had forever and some I recently got from Goodwill (all spray-painted white). Janella stopped in to see me one day and she decided my frames had been in a pile long enough! I agreed, but didn't know what wall I wanted to make a commitment to 37 (almost) nail holes.
She helped me choose this wall, and now it is no longer nail hole free.
We started hammering and nailing and measuring (with our eyes not a measuring tape) and hammering and nailing. And then she left me all alone to pick up her kids from school.
By myself. With no clue what to do, and all alone with all these nail holes in my wall. After many more nails, and a lot of trial and error it began to look more like this.
And then like this!
A feather from our pigeon loft,
Pictures of all the kids and some fabric swatches,
The deer antlers (spray painted white) that I found in the woods while shed-hunting with Carl
This lovely rose picture I picked up from Goodwill
|A little chalkboard paint, a little spray paint...|
and some pretty chalk :) Oh! and a letter from my sweetheart from 1993. It's practically vintage! I had completely forgotten that he sent me mail. Real mail, with stamps, and an envelope, and a postmark and everything!
I don't think my wall is completely "done", but I love the way it's coming together :) And I love that all it took was:
-a few frames from goodwill
-leftover scrapbook paper from Brayden's baby mobile
-chalkboard paint leftover from kitchen cupboards
-a fabric swatch
-some tokens of special memories
-and a swift kick into action from Janella :)