Since the board and batten in the basement bar is complete, the Wall of Void above it has become my focus. It has definitely been an evolution, with changes made along the way. But, you can see where it started, and watch it step-by-step (you lucky devils) to the finished product.
But, since I know you’re as impatient as I am – here is a quick peek at the finished wall. Just peek. For a quick second. A glimpse.
Ok, now look back at me. Over here.
In creating this gallery wall, I started by gathering a bunch of different photos, pictures, etc.. and laid them out on the floor.
Now, if you’re totally exhausted, like I am, because of the time change, you might not notice that the floor layout isn’t what ended up on the wall. That was part of the evolution. And the fact I couldn’t find the photos I wanted to put in the chunky frames. (I had scrapbooking paper in the frames when we sold our old house in an effort to “neutralize” the space).
Do you ever put something away for safe keeping and discover that it’s SO safe that even YOU can’t find it? That’s me.
So, here is how the wall began, and how it evolved through the process, step by step.
Then I added a painting that we have, but had not yet hung in the house. I love this painting. Great colors and scene – it’s like an old street scene.
Yes, my daughter is missing a tooth. She lost it at my mom’s house when she wasn’t quite two. Fell down and hit it on the base of her couch and the thing came out root and all. Fortunately, she’s grown into the toothless look now and it’s not quite so out of place.
I’ll tell you what, this girl is giving me a run for my money! She’s the one with the missing tooth, first one to get stitches (getting off the toilet, fell and hit her head on the stepstool that was in the bathroom). And let’s not forget the recent hair cutting incident… None of that with my boys!
One final before and after view (sorry for the wall color differences – photos were taken at different times of the day):
So, there you go. Do you have a gallery wall in your home? I have always loved them – so many different options and possibilities!
Thanks for stopping by!
Linking up to:
Elements Interiors – Whassup Wednesday
Shabby Chic Cottage – Transformation Thursday
Somewhat Simple – Strut Your Stuff
House of Hepworths – Hookin Up with HoH
Chic on a Shoestring – Flaunt it Friday
Remodelaholic – Remodelaholic’s Anonymous Friday
The Inspired Room – Gallery Wall Party
PamMarch 16, 2011 at 2:37 pm
It looks great! I love how you incorporated a lot of fun things from your life into this wall. Very nice!
TeriMarch 16, 2011 at 2:38 pm
Looks great! Balanced without being rigid.
Hyphen InteriorsMarch 16, 2011 at 3:23 pm
Looks great! Enjoyed the post.
[email protected]March 16, 2011 at 3:44 pm
Looks great! I love the mirror.
modern janeMarch 16, 2011 at 3:59 pm
Looks great! i love the mirror and of course the board and batten:)
KaraMarch 16, 2011 at 4:50 pm
Great job, I luv it!
MartinaMarch 16, 2011 at 6:18 pm
Hi Jenny, It looks fantastic!! You did a great job putting it together. Martina
Dear LillieMarch 16, 2011 at 11:56 pm
It looks fabulous! And that is funny about your daughter and her missing tooth! Lillie is headed in that direction for sure. She is so reckless – she's already had about 10 really bloody lips and I am just waiting for the day when she gets back up from a faceplant and a tooth is gone!
Kim @ Starshine ChicMarch 17, 2011 at 3:32 am
The wall looks great. And I had to laugh about putting things in a safe place that you can't remember. I can soooooo relate.
AndreaMarch 17, 2011 at 3:57 pm
It looks awesome. I love the way you used things other than photos to mix it up. I need to try that.
Ann from On Sutton PlaceMarch 18, 2011 at 1:09 am
Hi Jenny…I saw your post at Transformation Thursday. What a difference! I have a gallery going up my stairway and I just added our initial. My frames are all black but I like that you mixed yours so I might have to switch things up. Your blog is lovely and I'll be back to look around some more. ~Ann BTW…I'm from Ohio too.
RikaMarch 18, 2011 at 2:21 am
Love your look! Great job! You've inspired me to just try to wing it…everytime I've tried doing a gallery wall I get caught up in trying to be symetrical. Oh, OCD, you've got a hold on me!
[email protected]March 20, 2011 at 5:04 am
Love the Gallery wall! BEAUTIFUL!!
Thank you for linking this up to Whassup Wednesday! Hope to see you this week at my
GLENDA CHILDERSApril 6, 2011 at 4:50 pm
I am popping over from the Gallery Wall party. I love seeing your work. (Mine is #10.)
Gg – Notes on the Journey
ps. Loved the different shapes you used . . . including the clock and the W.
JudyFebruary 1, 2012 at 12:03 am
I love your gallery wall. I am searching for inspiration for a gallery wall I am putting together and I just pinned yours. Just wanted to say thank you and I just love what you did.