So I mentioned in my post yesterday that I decided to do a gallery wall for the Pinterest Challenge. What I didn’t mention is that I actually got all the frames up on the wall in March. I’ve been taking my sweet time to fill them up instead of just randomly filling them as fast as I could. I’m glad I took
four months so much time to think before filling up the frames. I absolutely love how everything turned out!
I cut them out by hand & glued them to a piece of pretty scrapbook paper. Then I wrote “est. 2010” on the bottom, waited for the glue to dry, and then popped it into my Dollar Store frame. I LOVE how it came out!
One of my Ribba frames was sitting pretty with scrapbook paper, but it felt like it was missing something. Then it dawned on me – these are perfectly sized to be shadow boxes! I had my husband’s dried wedding boutonniere sitting on top of a bookshelf waiting to be preserved in a shadow box. I simply just taped it in and stuck it in the frame. It looks lovely on display.
I had no idea what to fill my last frame with, but it needed to be pretty and vintage-looking. I decided to look through one of my vintage hymnals that was falling apart. I carefully picked out one of my favorites, cut it to size, and put it in the frame. It totally completes this frame that I got at a thrift store & painted white.
In case you’re wondering, the hymn is “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing.”
Here are some other close ups of the gallery wall:
Top left: Picture of my best friends & me at senior prom
Top middle: “Beards” book cover (printed from Pinterest)
Top right: One of my favorite pictures from my first trip to New Zealand
Under that: Picture of my favorite sunset from the same trip
Middle: Our church directory picture
Middle right: Ikea Ribba frame before the boutonniere made it in
Bottom left: LOVE written on scrapbook paper
Bottom middle: Antique keys (printed from Pinterest)
Top middle: Picture of my husband from the internship where we met
Left: Yellow “I Love Us” printable
Top left: Ikea ribba frame with scrapbook paper
Middle left: “House Rules” printable
Middle right: Engagement picture
Bottom left: Anniversary picture
One more time, here’s the whole wall:
For this project, I used:
9 Dollar Store frames
3 Ikea Ribba frames
1 thrift store frame, painted white
4 Target frames