The ORC is a six week makeover where design bloggers select one room to transform in this short time frame. Each week, a little bit of progress is revealed. You can catch up on my previous weeks here:
Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 | Week 5 1/2 | Final Reveal
And in this last 1/2 of a week, I have embarked on many sub-projects that should have been accomplished during the previous weeks. Including, the art gallery wall! Now, admittedly, this wall wasn't even in my original plan so how could I have known to put it on my radar? But after seeing the room come together, a gallery wall was definitely in need!
I found some rustic looking frames at the craft store with the intention of gold leaf spray painting them. I liked the imperfections in the wood.
I hauled these babies outside for some spray painting.
Put a few of my favorite "Vivster" photos in there.
As you may recall, my daughter sleeps in this guest room every night. (Yes, odd...but it's closer to our master bedroom. So, in theory, this is really like our five year old's room too). So I decided to add a bit of her art in here. This is called "Duckie" by the Vivster.
I pulled some items from our sunroom up for the wall. This is a painting of Miss Porter's in Farmington, Connecticut by my friend and the fabulous artist, Dawn Lombardi. (Check her out on instagram, farmingtonpainters
How I Create an Art Gallery Wall:
1. I arrange the art I hope to use on a large space on the floor/bed in a desired format.
2. I cut large print paper in the size of my art so that I can position the paper on the wall prior to actually hanging the pictures.
3. This allows me to play with the spacing and layout of the items before putting holes into the wall. I can get a visual of how things will appear and make sure the paper is level before the very first hole is hammered. Then, I literally hammer the nails right into the paper and hang each picture one by one (removing the paper as I hang the picture).
4. Voila, done! I don't want to give away too much before the 'big reveal', but here's a sneak peek of the art wall. To see how the entire wall turned out, please check back this Thursday for the FINAL reveal!
I'm a linking participant to the ORC so Thursday's my day...the original 20 design bloggers will reveal on Wednesday. Click over to Calling It Home for the exciting reveal!