There's nothing like company coming to spur on a house project! We were having the extended family over on Sunday and I decided it would be my goal for getting the gallery wall done. I had a lot of fun with my projects in spite of the fact that only about 1/3 of them turned out the way I initially envisioned. At one point I wondered how many layers of paint a canvas could hold before it just fell off the wall from the weight. Here's a little tour of what I used and the meaning behind some of the pieces.
Supplies: garage sale frame that I painted yellow
the banana split pattern was traced off a picture online and then made with paper scraps
mounted on a tacky Christmas sign from the JoAnn clearance section
Of course I had to include a vehicle on a wall about our family. Anyone know what make and year this car is? We don't either.
Supplies: I tried about 50 different things for this since free is a big factor in my decorating style. I finally found a free clip art image and then colored it blue in photoshop where I also divided it into thirds. It's printed on regular paper and mounted on some thin cardboard I confiscated from the playroom ( I have no idea why they had cardboard in there?).
Supplies: The cardboard from the playroom served me well. I just drew the number on free hand and painted it, then glued on white circles I had punched.
I saw a variation of this quote a few months ago and knew I wanted to include it somewhere. "We can do hard things because God gives us strength." I wanted a reminder that God gives us what we need in the little, everyday kind of hard things. Things like not being rude when your sister provokes you, math, being cheerful even when I've been up with sick kids in the night.
The quote "we need more Jesus and less drama" was definitely in the running ;)
Supplies: I painted canvas and then wrote the quote with a Sharpie paint pen
I didn't know chalkboard fabric existed but it does indeed!
Supplies: a canvas covered with chalkboard fabric
yarn and a pom-pom maker
Supplies: fabric scraps
wonder under to adhere everything
mounted on another cheesy Christmas sign from JoAnn's.
A big thank you to my patient children and my husband who happily served me by hanging everything since finding studs in the wall is not one of my skills.
Now it's time to head to the other side of the living room and work on the fireplace mantle....