Wednesday, April 9, 2014
A Small Gallery Wall
A funny thing happened when I thought we would be moving to a farmhouse... I stopped doing projects around the house. It wasn't intentional but every time I thought of something I might like to do I put it off thinking I didn't want to "waste" money or time. Even though I love and enjoy my house I started to focus on the things I didn't like about it instead of the things that I love. I think I was subconsciously separating from the house! Has this happened to you? As soon as the farmhouse fell through I had a rush of ideas and projects that I immediately wanted to get done (so there might be a profusion of house stuff in the coming months)!
One of the things that I've actually gotten accomplished has been to start a bit of a gallery wall behind the sofa. The painting that I've had behind the sofa is one that my friend Leslie painted. I love it and it's been perfect behind the sofa but I had a few things that I wanted to group together and the sofa made sense; I'll be finding a new place for the hydrangea painting.
I really like the way it turned out, though I'm not sure that it's "done." I'm totally open to adding more if something presents itself! Also, I had the "read instead" print framed with museum glass and it makes such a huge difference that I took the Pottery Barn frame that I used for the cross-stitched family portrait and had museum glass put in it too. I love it and think it's worth every penny not to always have a glare. We also added the Airstream painting and our family portrait.