This summer, I made over our entryway into a functional area that as an added bonus, was fairly adorable.
Not bad, right? The very first problem was encountered approximately 45 minutes after this picture was taken when the Fireman got home and opened the door. Right into the shelf. Because of the shelf’s placement, the door was unable to open all the way. I told him “just be careful when you open the door,” and left it at that, because really, who wants to admit defeat an hour after a project’s completion? Except that over time, everything came off the shelf because I was worried it would all get knocked down. I was trying to squeeze in the door every night, and it became too much of a nuisance. The Fireman also stole the letter holder off the wall and commandeered it for above his desk. Better placement anyways.
I was left with this big blank, awkward space when I took the shelf and decal down, and thought, why not extend the pictures to the corner of the wall? Y’all know I love me a gallery wall (or seven), and I hoard frames like a fat kid hoards french fries. I really love the how the corner gallery wall featured on A Beautiful Mess went perilously low to the ground, so I used that as a jumping off point.
You may recognize the antlers from here! So far, there have been no problems with them hanging on the wall since I used a wall anchor. I found the pencil drawing of an elk in one of my grandfathers old sketchpads as I was flipping through it a few weeks ago, and loved it so much. The other photos are ones that I’ve taken over the years.
Are you someone that just takes photos and leaves them on your computer? I am, but I’ve recently started to print out more and more photos to display in our home. I think it’s important to surround yourself with pictures of what you love, and you can always find deals with prints.
I’m so thrilled with how it came out! Now, I’m not worried about opening the door into a shelf or knocking anything down. The whole wall looks bigger, and the colors flow so well with the dresser on the adjoining wall. Sadly, I think that this might be my last gallery wall for a while, since we seem to have run out of wall space. Whoops, my bad.