Thursday, April 7, 2011

Spring Gallery Wall

Well...this post was going to be on how I made my silhouette pictures, but it has turned a new direction.  I want to makeover my oldest daughter's silhouette with her hair pulled up, but I haven't gotten around to doing so.  It's super easy - no photo editing program involved.  Unless you have one - which would make the process easier.  I simply took a profile picture of my children and then traced around their outline onto black card stock and then cut it out.  I taped the silhouette onto scrapbook paper and taped it under a picture mat.  When I make her silhouette over I will show the process. 

My title gives away the subject of this post.  I am going to show how I have laid out pictures on my gallery wall. 

I can remember looking at the pages of Pottery Barn while thinking to myself, "What crazy person changes the pictures hanging on their walls according the to seasons?"  I can now say....I am one of those people.

This is what it looked like back in October 2010.  No shelves and no coordinating of pictures.  Just pictures grouped nicely on the wall.

I tend to be more of a symmetrical girl.  This arrangement is not symmetrical but it is all balanced out.  You can see in this picture that photos are hung at the same height on the wall.

Here is what it looks like today.

It is very unsymmetrical! 

My poor handy husband repaired a lot of holes of me moving pictures here and there.

All of these frames with mats and 2 different sizes of shelves came in a kit, actually there are several kits pictured here.  I can't remember where I got them originally maybe Bed Bath & Beyond? 

I started with pictures of last year's Easter of my kiddos, except for the one shown of them sitting on the couch. 

I didn't want the wall to be so picturey.  I wanted to add other elements in it.

I started with my bunny.

I iron transferred the bunny on burlap and then stapled in onto a square piece of wood.  This is quite a close-up and I'm noticing the fabric is not so straight.  It's propped up against a family photo.

I printed the same bunny off from my printer onto the same scrapbook paper as the silhouettes.

I like the consistency of the images.  Before, I would have found different pictures of bunnies.  But why?  I like the image why not use it in another way.  I have used the nest picture and the bunny picture in other areas of my home.

The picture of the nest and the definition of nest are printed off onto a linen textured card stock paper.

And there it is!  I love how it's casual; pictures propped up and the different textures of fabric and moss and the decorative eggs.  I'm happy with it!

I've already started thinking about what I will do for Summer.

One more thing......this chair!

If you don't recognize the chair it's from Pottery Barn.  First time I saw it, I fell in love.  I fell in love with the basket weave!  I just had to have it.  And so when money was given to us, I made the trip to the PB store 50 miles away, purchased it, put it into our Suburban and drove home. 

This chair is detested by my handy husband with a passion!  Not only does he dislike the look but the comfort is somewhat undesirable.  He also dislikes how it came to live inside our home.  I used some, or I should confess, all our 5th wedding anniversary gift money to buy it without fully consenting him.  He knew I was going to be buying a chair.  What he didn't know that it was THIS chair and the actual price.

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  1. You are talented. That chair is awesome!

  2. I love the bunny art. Where did you get your picture?

  3. Hi Nikki,
    Thanks for taking a look! I got my bunny image and nest definition from seller Olive Rue and my nest picture from Everything New both on Etsy. Sorry I should have included that in the post!

  4. The spring picture display looks great! I am laughing at the chair! I have the SAME chair and my husband hates it too. It's now in my office where he doesn't have to look at it or sit in it! I like it and think it's pretty and comfortable to read in.

  5. Emily:
    I have purchased the bunny image on Etsy. It will make a perfect addition to my Easter mantle.


  6. Love this gallery, the bunny and the Easter egg nest are so adorable;)
    Stopping by tatertotts and jello Linky.
    Love your blog, please come and visit mine;)

    Lovely greetings...

  7. I am your newest follower. I love your silhouette. It is so fresh and a gorgeous way to ring in spring. I am going to link back to this idea on my best of Spring Feature on my blog

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. really pretty. I especially like the bunny on the scrapbook paper.


  9. Oh this wall is FABULOUS! I love how the shelves are staggered and the bunny stamp is to die for. I love the one on the scripted paper. I would be delighted to have you link this to my VIP party this weekend =)