6.29.2010

BIG BOY BEDROOM: Framing the walls

I already shared with you my idea of a massive gallery wall for this large empty wall

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and I showed you some of the frames that I collected from Goodwill

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Since then I have gathered a few more frames and have started to hang a few

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I have about 6 more frames to add to this wall. What am I putting in the frames you ask? Some prints by Mrs. Limestone! I wanted some images of some cool places and because I’ve never been to any “cool” places, I knew that I could count on this world traveler for some great shots;-)

And because my little guy was so excited about those frames, he suggested more frames with pictures of his family. Seriously, my son is really stealing my heart with this project! So I decided to add frames over his bed that will include a few shots of me and his dad, his brothers, and cousins (and anyone/thing he suggests!).

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I don’t have any tips on how I went about hanging the frames simply because I was too lazy to figure out how going for a random arrangement. I was trying to think back to when I hung pictures and posters in my room when I was younger. Back then, I didn’t pull out a level and make sure everything was perfectly spaced and straight (I will make sure these are straight!). I saw this picture in Target and thought it was the perfect inspiration for the wall

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and this wall inside of IKEA (of course it won’t be this large!)

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So that was my little update on the gallery wall. I have a few more frames to add and as soon as the pictures from Mrs. Limestone arrive, I’ll post an update on twitter!

Now, if you're in need of instructions on how to hang an art wall, check out this post by Janell!

14 comments:

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

I adore photos from Mrs. Limestone, used a few in the Home Office, the wall is looking fabulous, especially against the green walls. Janell

Dayka (Life +Style) said...

love the way things are shaping up!

Dayka (Life +Style) said...

love the way things are shaping up!

Jade @ Flip Flops + Pearls Design said...

I think the randomness of hanging the frames lends itself to the room...it's a kids room. Shouldn't be taken too seriously! Looking really good!!

Sandi (Meme) said...

Definitely headed in the right direction! Great job, so far. Keep it up, have a blessed week. Sandi

Sonja @ Uberbliss.blogspot.com said...

I love that the frames are different colors and shapes. It truly goes with the worn in/lived in look that you want. Way to go!

Champagne Taste said...

IT IS FABULOUS! I HEART art walls!!!!!!! your son is lucky!

Tonia @Chic Modern Vintage said...

His room is really taking shape, and good that he's getting involved, which means more than likely he'll keep his room neat and tidy.

MzMannerz said...

Everything is looking fabulous! Can't wait to see more.

Mrs. Chic said...

yes! I love that he's involved in the whole process and great pics of the family will be erta special on his walls - and his own artwork too - will look great!!

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

I agree with the randomness of hanging frames. I just did a wall with the frames drawn onto craft paper and then transferred to the wall. In the end, I just rearranged them until I found the configuration I loved.

Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia said...

I'm loving the randomness and the whole place, he is going to be one happy boy. Be prepare to have the other boys request the same!

Averill said...

Love the wood color of the frames against that green. And how cute your son requested pictures of you and the fam! Such a sweetheart.

ERIKA said...

You are doing an amazing job! This is turning out to be an awesome room for such a deserving little boy!