Nursery News – Gallery Wall
Above the changing station we had a big blank wall. And what are big blank walls perfect for? Yes. Graffiti.
But since I had not welded a spray paint can in quite some time (let’s not talk about my rebellious years, shall we?), I decided that instead of bubble letter gang signs, that an art gallery would have to do.
First, we installed that round mirror. I liked the fact that the round shape was repeated in other areas of the room (the light fixture and the side table)…and I also adored the aspect of allowing more light in the space (seeing as how we completely darkened one wall with the pallet wood). The icing on the mirrored cake was the fact that this baby was only $20 at Ikea.
The next step was finding the right lamp. I wanted something white, cheap, and simple. Enter Goodwill. I scored the base for only $3 and the shade was $15 at Target…so for only $18 I got a simple white cheap lamp. One hundred points for me.
Now here comes the fun part…the placement of the frames. In order to get the right placement I followed a very strategic plan…it was called “Nail-the-frames-up-step-back-and-take-a-gander” method. You can see the steps here:
didn’t like that last one…so…moved it down a bit. Let’s resume….
PAUSE. didn’t like the last two…so…more switcheroo…
Yup. That’s it. Now that the frames are in place, I went to work whipping up some art in photoshop to fill the frames.
And now for the finished product:
Most of the art is cabin/lodge/outdoors related…and I got them all printed at scrapbookpictures.com (they have ok prices but TONS of different print sizes).
So there you have it folks – my very own owlish gallery wall that can grow with Will as he gets bored with the images. I love the fact that one day his own art can take the place of the photos or he can snap his own photos to frame. What do you think? Anyone out there with a sure-fire way to create a killer gallery wall? Maybe someone uses that wrapping paper trick where they trace the frames out on the floor first? Perhaps you have tried doing the template method? Or maybe you can just rock out spraypainted graffiti?