For a long time, I've been thinking about doing a gallery wall, and finally I felt that I had procrastinated long enough. For about a month or longer [okay, longer], I have had a pile of goodies collected for a gallery wall in our kitchen. Recently, our daughter has been big into painting canvases, and between that and a few other goodies that I've collected, I knew that a gallery wall was the way to go. We have a long wall behind our kitchen table that was screaming for some attention, but...
Here's the thing: the reason I've been procrastinating is because of all of those wonderful and helpful "how-to" posts about creating a gallery wall. You know? The ones with rulers and protractors and snapped chalk lines? -- well, okay -- maybe not protractors and chalk lines. But who was I kidding, people? I didn't even bring a ruler to this party! I am just not that girl. I finally came to the conclusion that I just had to GO FOR IT, and do it MY way.
So the other day at 3:37PM in the middle of nothing in particular and everything in general [and when I should've been thinking about what I would serve for dinner], I felt inspired enough to lay all of the items down on the living-room floor, and come up with a lay-out plan. I took a picture, knowing that I would never get it right otherwise. And then, I took my camera to the kitchen table, and using it as a guide, I pushed pins and hung pictures. I was finished by about 4:03PM.
And guess what? It wasn't perfect.
And another thing? There are lots of holes behind these pictures that you cannot see. [Get it? You CANNOT see them.]
So, here's my technique: push those pins until the picture hangs right. [Go ahead. Take a minute to "pin" that lengthy tutorial (as in: on Pinterest)- LOL.] Say what you want -- but I couldn't help but think that MYQUILLYN would be proud of my gallery wall. I know SASHA liked it -- because she told me so (and that's her SWEET PUMPKIN PRINT by the way!)
The SPATTER-ART and the city-scape are courtesy of my daughter, as is THE POEM.
Recognize the blue daisies? You may have seen them HERE.
The other items were here-and-there purchases.
Anyway... bottom line? I did it MY way (please sing while you read that, as it was meant to be SUNG, and not said with nasty emphasis.) *wink
Here's the lesson I learned. Don't procrastinate about doing something that you really want to do because you can't imagine getting it done with the instructions/suggestions you received from others. Just go for it. Get it done. Do it YOUR way.
Because, guess what? I don't have a pile of pictures sitting on my living-room floor any more. And... my kitchen wall is no longer empty! Also? I love what is now filling that wall.
I'd call that SUCCESS!!
Now... I just have to get that standing-on-the-bed picture-hanging project done in our bedroom. Stay tuned!
By the way, if you'd like to get a canvas of your favorite photograph [like I did with my blue daisy], CLICK HERE to get $25 off your purchase!!!