If Ya Like It Then Ya..

Should put a frame (or 20) on it!

Does that title even work? Anyways..

Yes! Frames! Remember the ongoing list of things that I wanted to get done at the commencement of winter break way back in December? Shall I, yet again, refresh everybody on said list? Viola:

Here’s another revised list:

1. Get two new nightstands/bureaus

2. Get rid of the couch and add a different seating arrangement in my room

3. Get new curtains

4. Make new pillows

5. Find an inexpensive, colorful rug

6. Create a gallery wall

7. Create a “get ready” area with a floor length mirror and bench

8. Add frames and decor to the walls

So, considering this post is about frames, I wonder which number we will be covering in this post? If you thought “6. Create a gallery wall,” ding, ding, ding! Get yourself a delicious, unhealthy snack, you deserve it!

You could’ve also thought it was number 8, “Add frames and decor to the walls,” and if so, you can grab a snack too. You’re welcome.

I’ll be talking about number 6 first, though, because I want to. Enough rambling.

I love, LOVE gallery walls. My inspiration comes from John and Sherry over at Young House Love. Their main hallway is a cluster of frames of all different sizes, all white, and made into a beautiful chaos. Because I am The Clutter Queen, this is right up my alley.

The sacred place I chose to place my very own gallery wall is in between the door in/out of my room and the door to my closet. I chose this place because it is small and narrow. This way, I don’t feel the pressure to fill an entire wall, or it wont look weird in the middle of a big wall. I also have no furniture in this spot, so it’s perfect for a cluster of frames from ceiling to floor.

To figure out the layout I wanted, I placed all of the frames on my bed in the design I liked. From that, I placed them on the wall! You can see that I didn’t only use frames, but I placed other objects on nails in between the frames for more character. Also, I only have two frames of actual pictures. I don’t love pictures on a wall but I decided my late grandfather and my boyfriend were exceptions.

Most of the frames are filled with prints, fabric, or cards. There’s also a book on there, The Scarlet Letter. I’m not sure if this will stay, but I thought it was a cool idea for the time being. Also, the big huge frame at the top seems a little out of place. It’s there because behind it is a quote I wrote on the wall when I was younger. I wanted to hide this, so putting the big frame there was a temporary fix until I can repaint the walls.

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Chaos, I know. Organized chaos, though, and that’s why I love it. I’ve talked a lot about how I am more comfortable in clutter. I have always been a cluttery person throughout my entire life (cough hoarder cough) so, it was only right that in my “new” room I added some of that element.

 

For number 8, “add frames and decor to the walls” I decided to go very subtle. Because I have the entire frame wall, I felt as though I shouldn’t clutter the room with something on every wall. I also thought that because of my new curtains, I didn’t need as much on the walls because they already add a lot of decor and color.

What I do have is the maps above my night stands that I showed ya’ll here.

I also have two frames right above my TV. The image within these frames was actually a poster from Ikea that I believe was 12 dollars. At the store, I had the vision of cutting the poster in half and putting it into two smaller frames rather than one big one. Here’s how it turned out:

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This is also spilling the beans on a project that was not on my list that I completed. Hint: It’s right under the TV. Another hint: It looks nothing like this anymore.

Listy McListerson…

1. Get two new nightstands/bureaus

2. Get rid of the couch and add a different seating arrangement in my room

3. Get new curtains

4. Make new pillows

5. Find an inexpensive, colorful rug

6. Create a gallery wall

7. Create a “get ready” area with a floor length mirror and bench

8. Add frames and decor to the walls

You may have noticed that I crossed out number 5, “find an inexpensive, colorful rug.” I never got a rug nor do I plan on it because of all of the color I already added into my room, so rather than having it’s own post I figured I’d just tell you all here. Only one more point to cross off of that list and I am still deciding how to go about doing it!

Xoxo,

S

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Updated Gallery Wall

I posted my first draft gallery wall in my most recent post debuting the not-so-finished product of my room. I since have updated the wall by adding a few more pieces!

Here’s the picture,

What I added to the mix was four things. The bottom right is a homemade jewelry holder. My roommate made it. It has the netting behind it which was stapled into the frame, which was painted white. I used it to hang earrings as I can’t put nails into my wall and the necklaces would be too heavy! Yay command strips!

I also made the two top canvas pieces with the chevron patterns. The left one, although looks black, is a dark brown, and the right one is obviously orange. I love orange right now, and I knew i wanted to corporate it somehow in my piece. The pieces aren’t perfect by any means. I had do them by hand, but at first glance they look perfect anyways! I love handmade, homemade things anyways, so having a few imperfections reminds us that they aren’t bought from a store and made by a machine.

The frame in the middle I found in the mix of my old dorm room things. I ripped a page from an inspirational book out and placed it in the frame. I love the way the different angles of the frames and canvas correspond with each other. Before buying frames, you really do not have to decide which angles and sizes you need. Buy what you want, and take things from other places to incorporate them as well. It will turn out unique and different, you don’t need to have all the same size/shape stuff!

As I said before in my previous post, I don’t love the look of hanging colored pictures on a wall. This is why I chose to print my photos in black and white. That allows for me to bring in other ways to pop some color out. I did this with the “Keep Calm and Carry On” print, as well as my chevron patterns.

My Dollar Store Chalkboard can feature anything I so choose. I decided to write the  current month in a squished font. I may do this for October and the other months, as well. I will decide when the time comes, and share what I choose to put!

There it is! As I mentioned in previous posts, I don’t believe my room will ever be done. Just for now..:)

Xoxo,

Samantha