It's been over six months since we moved into this house and I have yet to finish up the boys' rooms. Oh well. They'll likely never be "done" and always a work in progress until the day they won't let me decorate them anymore. I dread that day, so I better get a move on!
This wall gallery is one of the many spots I've been finishing up over the past few months. I made the wood stars a couple of months ago and knew right away they'd go in Alwyn's room. All of the frames are actually straight from Alwyn's room in the last house. Completely unchanged.
I've had everything up for about two months now, except for the photostrip. That spot has been waiting patiently for the right set of photos. Since Alwyn knows how to point to all the features on his face, I figured it would be easy and cute to get a few photos of him covering his eyes, ears, and mouth and play off the 'See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil' quote. But as it turns out, 20-22 months is sort of an uncooperative age... so I ended up taking the photos of Ephram. He's pretty cute too, so it's all good.
While I was putting this gallery together, I couldn't get it out of my head how similar it was to putting together a spread for Project Life. And then nodded my head through this entire podcast last week too, talking about similarities between scrapbooking style and clothing style. I created a grid in my head as I laid out the picture frames and wooden stars. Afterwards I added a couple of small "embellishments" to fill in the smaller blank spots, give it a little variety and pull it all together. Totally similar to my method for a Project Life spread. If you're having a hard time seeing my imaginary grid, this should help.
I love how it turned out and I'm already planning a similar wall for Ephram's room and the upstairs hallway. What steps do you take when putting together a wall gallery?
Quail card // Paul Frank Alphabet Flash Cards
Wood-burned Stars // Tutorial Here
A is for Alwyn // Free Printable from the Little Umbrella
Choose to Shine print // Free printable by Sada Lewis
Book ledge // Ribba Ledge by Ikea
*my favorite way to hang photos is using Command Picture-Hanging Velcro Strip