Monday, November 22, 2010

Gallery Wall

Our upstairs hallway needed a little sprucing up. Here it is before we bought the house:



We painted the walls the same color as the entry - Sherwin Williams Pony Tail, and painted all of the trim and doors SW Pure White. I love a good gallery wall, but I haven't had good success getting them to look right on my own. I found this inspiration pic from Martha Stewart:


And here is my attempt:


We just put it up last night, so I haven't decided if it is a keeper yet. Some of the pics are in table top frames, and aren't adapting well to the wall - no matter how much sticky tac I use. This hallway will also be receiving a lovely treatment of "crown molding", and hopefully removal of those lovely boob lights that are all over the house. (No matter how hard I try, I can't see them as anything else!). I haven't decided if I should use a flush mount chandelier in their place, or change the lighting to recessed can lights. Any thoughts?

Linking to:
Between Naps On The Porch   Photobucket

7 comments:

  1. i love that look...i wish i had a longer hallway to do it! i did something similar going up my staircase though :)

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  2. I think it turned out great! I want to do the same thing - but think I may too impatient to build up all the frames I need :)

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  3. I like your gallery wall and I think it is a keeper!
    xo,
    Sherry

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  4. I love your gallery photos! You'll probably do a little more tweaking, but I really like it! I also struggle with "boob" lights and I haven't figured out what to do about them yet. I'd love a chandelier but I don't know if I have the height for it. I look forward to your updates on this hallway.

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  5. Love the pictures!!! Looks awesome!
    Your stairs are increadible too, can't wait to do ours!
    Thanks for linking up :)
    Kristin

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  6. I like your gallery wall! Looks great! What a difference the white paint did, I am a big fan of white molding. Thanks for sharing. BTW I'm a new follower =)

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