Wednesday, September 29, 2010

My New Art Gallery / Frame Wall / Whatever You Wanna Call It

 This is what our frame wall looked like a few weeks ago. Yeah, the frames started falling down so there's a big hole there. And even though I loved the photos we had up of our travels, the frames were too dark and heavy. 


Heere's the new wall!





I really love the artwork by sarah and bendrix, but I just don't have the money to spend on their pretty paper hearts. So I created my own little version out of scrapbooking paper. 




The left side of the wall has a sketch I did of me and Chris back in college and a poem my little brother wrote for me on our wedding day. Under those is a "W" initial from our wedding that I repainted and covered with scrapbook paper and a little remnant of Garden Trellis fabric from a pillow I bought on Etsy. 




This photo of my grandparents when they were young is so special to me. I like that I'll be able to see it everyday as I pass by. 






The square shadowbox frame is filled with slips of paper. When we were 100 days away from our wedding (and for Valentine's Day), I wrote Chris 100 reasons why I love him and put them in a jar for him to read one slip per day. I just stuffed a few of those paper slips into the shadowbox randomly. I like how all the colors look together jumbled together in there. 






Sorry for the glare in this picture. I finished up just at sunset and the light wasn't ideal. So, on this side I framed a photo from Chris' semester in Fiji (at the top). I also made a little chevron pattern from some gray and citron scrapbook paper. I'll probably change that out eventually but it's a fun place holder in the mean time. Under the chevron pattern is a page out of my old passport. It's my student visa from my semester in Spain.


In the middle of the collage is a pair of photo booth strips from our friends' wedding last year. Love these photos of the two of us! 




And finally, a newspaper clipping from the day we got married. Our photo was taken at Chris' commissioning the day before and showed up in the paper the next day. 








Eh, I might take better pictures in the morning. Or not. **Edited with a few [slightly] better pictures. This is just a weird spot in the house to photograph. Shadows galore.**


Oh! I forgot to mention... Come back tomorrow for my 200th post! I'm having a giveaway from yours truly. :) Yes, one of you lovely readers will win a painting from Aisle to Aloha Studio


 

9 comments:

  1. nice work! love the W letter! now I really want some Ikea frames... we really need an Ikea!! :(

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  2. I just saw the heart artwork yesterday and had the same thought about just doing it myself. Yours turned out great! I love the white frames - they look nice and crisp.

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  3. Love the change, fits in perfect with the slip cover and wave pic. I really like the variety of whats framed, like Adam's poem, not just pics.

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  4. It's amazing the difference switching out the frames makes. It looks so good, so bright and cheery and seems like it suits your style much better!

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  5. love the white frames! The look very nice and I love the sentimental things in each one. Great job!

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  6. It looks lovely, L! I am really digging the white makeover and that not all of them are photos. They seem really special. : )

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  7. I love it...especially the W...I may have to steal that idea. I'm also loving the picture of your grandparents, and I can think of exactly the picture I want my grandmother to give me. The new frames look bright and cheery!

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  8. It looks fantastic lady! I love the little hearts and the W and the photo strips. Oh goodness!

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  9. This is really beautiful!

    I've been really down lately about having to sell my house, but one thing that I focus on as a positive is getting to make a new one my own. I'm bookmarking this for future inspiration.

    Thank you!! :)

    -Kate @ lthislife.blogspot.com

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