This little gallery wall ended up taking a lot more time than I thought it would (of course). I started with only six frames and the clock and quickly realized that they weren't going to cover the amount of space that I thought they would. I scrounged up every frame I could find in my house that wasn't being used and I ended up with a mish mash of frames. Sometimes a mix of completely different frames works...these frames didn't work. They needed something to pull them all together, so I decided to paint them all white.
The spray paint didn't mix so great with the slight winds we were having, so I ditched the can for a brush. Painting the frames with a brush took for-ev-er, but it was worth it.
Once I had the frames painted I had to fill 'em up.
The vintage-looking prints of the solar system, rocket, girl with a telescope, and astronaut (not pictured above) came from a book that I tore apart so I could put those pretty little pictures into frames.
I was afraid that the big frame would be expensive to fill, but I typed up the birth stats print in Adobe Illustrator and got it printed at Costco for $6. $6 for a 16x 20 print! I was inspired by these prints I've seen around the internet on other blogs and etsy. It looked easy enough, so I gave it a shot and I love how it turned out. Here's a sampling of those inspirational prints via Pinterest.
The other frames are filled with fabric that I've used in other places around the room. I plan on using the one with stripes as a dry erase board.
Here's the finished product again:
I mostly used things that I already had. I've had the frames, paint, fabric, book and clock ($3 at Target) for quite a while, so I only had to spend $6 of new money on my print from Costco!
I'm really looking forward to expanding the gallery organically, and I love the new colors it brings to the room. I only have a couple more little things to do until I can get shots of the whole room. Almost done!
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