Monday, April 21, 2014

Master Gallery Wall


I can't get enough of gallery walls, big and small. Gallery walls and stripes, love them! This particular wall in my bedroom is constantly changing. I hang something but don't love it so it only stays a short time, then the wall is empty again. Or I make something and I like too much so I put it somewhere else in my house where I can see it more often. Like the abstract art I did a little while ago. That was moved to the office. So this wall has been blank for a few months now. My husband began asking what happen to the picture that was here? Not a good sign when he starts asking why walls are blank.

So, I decided it need to be finished with something that would stay. So I came up with this. The only thing I didn't already have was a canvas, so this wall cost me $2, perfect!

Master gallery wall - the colored door

I knew I wanted some "love" art and I liked the idea of adding some gold. I decided to use my Silhouette and the "weld" feature. The weld feature allows you to take a script font (or any shape) and connect them to be one continuous word.

The day I wanted to work on this I didn't have any gold paper and had no plans in the next few days to make it to the store, so I made some. When I decide to work on something I want to do it now. Patience is not my strong suit. I grabbed some heavy duty white card stock and some craft paint and made my own gold paper.


paint for master gallery wall - the colored door

I used Martha Stewart Metallic paint in Gold and light gold. (The white pile of paint is mother of pearl, but I didn't end up using any of that). I mixed the two together using just a small amount of light gold.


Master gallery wall - the colored door

I wanted the brush marks to be seen so it wasn't a solid color.

master gallery wall - the colored door

I LOVE the way it turned out!! So simple. Exactly what I was looking for. I glued it onto a large piece of white paper and put it in a frame I already had.

Master gallery wall - the colored door

Next up was some monogram art. Again I used my Silhouette, but you could easily print out letters on your computer in any size and font and cut them out.

Make your own Monogram art - Master gallery wall - the colored door

I traced the letters and painted them with black craft paint.

Make your own monogram art!  Master gallery wall - the colored door

I am so pleased with the results. It works perfect for our master bedroom and I have no plans of moving anything. It was kind of fun going through old wedding pictures too. Wow we both look so much younger, how time flies!

I am still toying with the idea of painting the big black frame gold. I tried white but didn't like that. My white spray paint did not match the mat and it looked funny. Maybe I need a different white. What are your thoughts? Keep the black or try gold? Or a different white spray paint?

master gallery wall - the colored door

Master gallery wall - the colored door

master gallery wall - the colored door


I hope you all had a wonderful Easter. I love seeing how excited the kids get for Easter morning, such fun memories.




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14 comments:

  1. I love how clean and simple this is. Well done.

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  2. What a sweet gallery wall and I love the personal touches :) Thanks for sharing at The Makers!

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  3. Gallery walls are my favorite and this one is so perfect cause it is simple and has really personal touches. I love that you just painted the cardstock cause you couldn't wait. That is totally something I would do...gotta make it work right? It turned out great. Thanks for linking up with us at The Makers. So glad to have you!

    Corey @ TinySidekick.com

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  4. Thanks so much Corey! I could put a gallery wall in every room and I just might. Thanks for hosting, have a great night!

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  5. I love this!! Thank you so much for sharing. I like the clean look and the sentiment you show as well. SO SWEET!

    I also have a website that I hope to grow in time and I would love to help you out as well. So many more people would love to see what you have to share! I know my readers would. Would you like to do some "link sharing". I would be happy to share connections to your site on my page and it would be wonderful if you would do the same.You can check me out at http://sassymodestmom.com/who-i-am/

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  6. I 'love' your gallery wall! So simple and sweet. Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!

    Alison

    Nancherrow

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  7. Rachel @52weekendsofdiyApril 25, 2014 at 10:02 AM

    Cute and easy! I really need a Silhouette...Mother's day is around the corner...

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  8. Love it! It is simple, but still so elegant. Thanks for sharing this post at Thursday STYLE!

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  9. Thanks so much Alison! And thanks for hosting.

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  10. Thanks Rachel! I did not know I needed a silhouette until I got one, now I don't know how I lived without it.

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  11. So simple yet so elegant! Love it!

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