Mudroom Gallery Wall
It’s funny how hanging a few pictures can change your attitude about your house. A few nail holes later this place is feeling much more like ours, like us, like home. Of course we still have a few things to take care of in the mudroom, including caulking the trim and figuring out just what to do with that floor (thanks for your suggestions) but I couldn’t wait to get a few pictures on the wall. Check it out!
As you can see, I couldn’t wait to share with you. The top left frame doesn’t even have anything in it yet, and I originally planned to leave the bottom right spot empty, but I now plan on adding two other items to complete a rectangle. So what is in all of these frames you ask? Ok, maybe you didn’t ask. I’m going to tell you anyway. Here is a close up of the top portion of the wall.
The large frame is obviously empty. I have plans for it. I’ll share as soon as I get my lazy butt around to completing it. The top small frame is a paw print we had Bauer make about a year or so ago. We made one as a Christmas gift for a friend and I loved it so much I had to have one for the house. Up until this point that precious little paw print had never actually been hung. It was just rested here and there in our rental. Having it up on permanent display makes my heart happy. Below the paw print is a picture of our boy when he was just a baby.
Below that grouping I displayed an arrangement of shells that my Mom brought us back from a vacation she and my Dad took last year. I just glued the shells on to a cream coloured envelope and popped it in the frame. I love the look of them displayed like a collection. Below that is another picture of our sweet puppy having some fun in the snow. I like the idea of changing the pictures out seasonally. I have a great shot of Bauer on the beach. Perhaps I will replace the snow shot with the beach shot come summer. Beside that is a chalk board that I made using chalk board paint and a Ribba frame (the entire wall is Ribba frames from Ikea) with the glass removed. Removing the glass provides the perfect ledge for placing the chalk. I wanted to keep the wall looking pretty consistent so I opted to leave the mat in the frame even though I actually made the chalk board the entire 20” x 20” size of the frame. And last but not least is my penny art. I made this quite a while ago as well, but never actually hung it in our old house. You can see one of the pennies escaped the glue and has made a home in the bottom left corner of the frame. I’ll have to fix that. And if you’re wondering, I got this idea from Katie Bower of Bower Power. I love the way it looks! I’m so happy I stumbled upon it while creeping her projects page!
So there you have it. I probably shared a little earlier than I should have, but like the rest of our house, this wall is a work in progress. Of course I’ll share updates as they happen. For now though, just seeing frames hung makes me over-the-moon excited. It’s still a surprise to the eyes when I look over in this direction while I’m at the sink. It somehow makes all of the chaos we’re living in right now feel manageable. And besides the chalkboard paint, which cost $21.00 (I have enough left to transform my entire house in to a chalkboard) this was all stuff we already had! The frames, the pictures, the shells, the glue, everything! That’s some bang for your buck right there!