Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Simple Gallery Wall

I recently made some simple updates in our bedroom. We have lived in this house for 9 + years, and we have never had a headboard for our master bedroom. My sister gave us her old one years ago, and it has been sitting in our storage shed all this time waiting to be painted.

I finally got around to painting it this past weekend. (Unfortunately I forgot to take a before picture...bummer!)

The night stands were also a bargain find about 6 months ago.

I knew I wanted to use the
chalkboard I painted a few months back above the bed. We also had some miscellaneous black frames around the house that we weren't using anymore. I laid them all out on the bed and spent some time trying different arrangements.

Once I came up with an arrangement I liked, I measured the total arrangement and figured out where it should be centered above the headboard. I did a few markings on the wall and started hanging!

The two photographs in the corners are ones that Steve took in California, and they used to be hanging in his office. I loved that they both have a lot of blue in them. Now I just have to figure out what to put in those 5 blank spaces! (Click on any image to see a larger version.)

This was an especially fun project because it was absolutely *FREE*! I used what I had at home, and we were so happy with how it turned out.


amber said...

WAY to go, Court! Super clean. xxoo.

Karah said...

oooh it all looks awesome!! Love all the different frames.

I'm actually trying to do that on a wall in the hallway right now. I have 4 8x10's up and I'm trying to gather a mishmash of 4x6 and 5x7s to stagger around them.

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Heather said...

Inspiring! Makes me want to move my bed away from the window so I can do this too. Can't wait to see what pics you pick!