I’m back! After a short time working for a home building company and learning ALOT about the design industry I am now jobless with a growing baby belly! I am happy to say I can spend more time doing what I am passionate about, Interior Decorating and helping my family with a new business they have started back in B.C. Cherry Creek Soap & Co. Make sure you check them out as they have some amazing products that are 100% natural and available online.
I look forward to connecting with new people and sharing some of my daily projects and design inspiration once again.
Lets start with a look at the gallery wall I did for our little man that we are expecting to arrive in June 2015!
BABY ROOM GALLERY WALL
First step in making your own gallery wall is to find inspiration whether that be from the web, magazine clips, TV shows etc. and come up with a concept. If you are handy on a computer I find making a document like the one below with as many of the other elements of the room it can be very helpful. You may find that as you go you will stray from the original concept which is totally fine as long as you keep in mind the overall look and feel that you are going for.
After finalizing the above concept I searched for weeks until I found these gold metal frames shown below from the thrift shop and decided to use them for the quotes that I had found online. Being from B.C. I of course had to incorporate “Lets Live In The Mountains” and because my husband and I are pretty laid back I wanted to add some humor with the “Naps” quote.
I then placed the frames out on the floor for weeks as I continued to find, add and move pieces around until I felt it was just right! I wanted to incorporate some empty frames because I love the look it creates, I wanted to add a small pop of color and some sort of object to give variety. By pulling colors from the rest of the room (wood frames to match dresser, white frames to match crib, similar tones etc.) I was able to make my vision come to life even tho it may not have been the exact replica of my original concept.
FYI: The two empty frames I found at a garbage dump (from the give and take section), the wood round frame I found at the dollar store (inside frame is a quote from the Steve-O book) , the tin Letter C and teal cut out was from Michaels Craft Store, and the white frame from Ikea.
As you can see this gallery was done on a very low budget, its best to use meaningful items and take your time to find each piece.
If you are worried about the actual process of putting up your gallery make sure you check out this tutorial for How to Hang a Gallery Wall The Right Way. I Personally have no patience and put up each piece separately by eying it and it always seems to turn out but I know not everyone is willing to take that chance.
Good luck with your own projects and stay posted for photos of the finished room come June.
UPDATE – Concept to completion!