Saturday, July 25, 2009

Gifty & Gallery

Brooke (from ohbrooke.com) made some fabulous favors for her friend's Bridal shower and had 10 extra to give away...I just happen to be one of the lucky people who will be receiving one!


Aren't they gorgeous? The quote is too sweet - and I love the colors and the design. I can't wait to frame it and hang it in our guest room/study!

(Random question: does anyone know why my pictures are so small? I cant figure out how to make them bigger without making them blurry - any suggestions?)

In other news, I finally have pictures of the photo gallery in our guest room/study. Here is the transformation:

BEFORE:
Some of the frames pained, some not quite yet. I lined the frames up on the ground and switched them around until I decided on a pattern I liked.

After painting each of the frames (some black, some white, some keeping their wood finish), I moved them to the wall to the right of the bed in the guest room/study.

AFTER:
All of the frames (except the center gallery frame, which was from IKEA) were purchased from yard sales and thrift stores like Good Will and the DAV. Each were 75 cents or less. Most of the frames are filled with pictures of fabric that I found online and printed off on regular printer paper.

Here is a close-up of one of the prints: 1 Corinthains 13:7

Clockwise from left: Fabric on printer paper, I love NY (my home state) saved on a Word Document and printed on regular paper, fabric on printer paper, "I love you" in over 50 different languages (saved on Word and printed), a mirror from Good Will, fabric on paper, more fabric on paper, one of my favorite verses printed on regular printer paper, some flower graphics printed from Word, scrapbook paper, fabric on printer paper. The center frame contains a blue and white gift bag from The Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC (my husband took me there the day after he proposed to me in Central Park).

I hope you enjoyed the pictures of our gallery! What project(s) have you been working on lately?

11 comments:

Shanna said...

oh nat i love the photo gallery/collage thingy (thingy being a technical term) Tres Bien!

High-Heeled Wife said...

Love it im working on mine right now but its taking forever!

LindsB said...

Aw, it looks so good- I love the new layout!

Piper Jacquelyn said...

The art is so pretty , lucky you! The colors are lovely. And your new wall - WOW, it looks gorgeous!

simply seleta said...

My "staying sane" project. Weird, I never seem to finish it.

Like your photo collage.

Rachel said...

I'm so glad you commented!! I love this gallery! And I really love that scripture!!

My husband and I are finishing a dresser we bought at The Salvation Army! I hope to reveal it this week!

Southern Aspirations said...

The wall turned out great!!

Tricia Mitchell said...

Love the gallery! What a great way to create an art wall without spending tons of $$. It is so creative and charming!

My best,
Tricia - Avolli

lara said...

wow! we do have a common obsession. your collage of frames turned out wonderful! and i love that you were thrifty about it. :D

laura @ so alaurable said...

This came out awesome! I just found your blog via All Bower Power and I love your style!

Courtney said...

i LOVE your blog and THIS is the cutest idea ever! I'm impressed how affordable you made this project! cool cool cool!

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