As part of the redecoration of the living room kicked off by the gift of a new sofa, I decided to redo and REALLY expand the small gallery wall we had.
I decided to start with one line that goes through the whole thing which is at the bottom, 38" off the floor.
I had laid out what I had on the floor using the HUGE Bigfoot map as the piece to work off from as I knew I wanted people to be able to get close enough to see what it is, but not wanting it on the end.
It was fun to go through the closets and the other rooms to find things, especially as so many of the pieces have sentimental connections for one or both of us.
The two tiny frames near the center of the pic are currently empty. I have specific plans for the upper one and just love the frame of the lower and hope to find the perfect filler. The BF map is not the only recent project included here: there’s also the art tiles and the Tara of Cleavers portrait.
I’ve also been working to thrift frames for pieces we had that weren’t frames. That bat at the top and TheMisterT’s book covers are some of those.
As you have seen, we have pieces that belong to each of us, family pieces, things I made, things friends and family have made, purchased pieces, and even a phote TheMisterT took years ago. I also wanted to include many kinds of media, at various sizes, shapes, depths. I am still looking for a frame for the portrait of Delia that our niece made (below the light switches). This coming weekend is the annual 50-mile Garage Sale in our area and I am hoping I’ll find a great frame for that, a cool piece for an awesome empty frame I have, and maybe some other pieces to fill in. BUT I’m not going to just get pieces that physically fit and will allow myself the time to find (or make) pieces that I really like.
I’m still searching for a big rug and have plans for a new coffee table, both of which I will be keeping in mind while shopping the big garage sale this weekend.
ADDENDUM: Here is the Pinboard I made with inspo for eclectic gallery walls which also includes inspo to help me think outside the box for things to include.