Friday, April 30, 2010

Gallery

I want to start off first, by saying that I had a fun project planned to post last Monday - but I was duped by Craig (you know - of Craigslist.) I had been coveting these completely amazing, set of 4 bentwood, armchairs that I was going to paint a soft, pale blue. They already came with white canvas cushions, and I was going to make pillows in a fun print. And this whole thing was going to go in my breakfast nook. But Craig tricked me!!!!! The chairs are teeny, tiny!! I'm talkin' chin on the table tiny. I drove all the way out to El Cajon (that's a long ways away) to pick them up. And you want to know what the worst part is???? I chickened out on telling the guy "no thanks!" That's right - I am the proud owner of too-short chairs that I can't use! Lesson learned.

Ok - moving on. As you know, I have been chugging away at re-doing my master bedroom. Side Note: I've decided that calling it a "re-do" is a little mis-leading since it really wasn't done in the first place. So do I call it my master bedroom DO? Anyways, I have been completely struggling with what to put over the bed. Does anyone else struggle with this? It's such an awkward place! You definitely need something that makes a statement. At first I was thinking framed sea fans - but after Aaron Brother's told me that they would do it for $225........PER FRAME, I said "no thank you!"
On to plan B.


Our very good friend/roommate is an amazing photographer. He's actually an engineer by day, but is an extremely talented musician/photographer by night. His Dad happens to be a landscape architect with an awesome yard full of every kind of plant you can think of. Combine the two - and I ended up with over-the-bed art!


Getting these bad boys lined up perfectly proved to be quite a feat! I used the brown paper trick. You trace and cut out the size of your frames on brown paper (or any color really) and then tape them on the wall as you'd like them. Using blue painters tape, you can move them around and arrange them easily.

{check out those straight lines!}


{Final Product}


I've always love the look of the random gallery walls. I don't think the random look was right for our bedroom, but I would like one to do one later in our living room.



{The mother of all gallery walls}




{Organized gallery}








12 comments:

  1. The chairs sound like doll house size and should have been described that way. On a up note those prints look very nice. Lovely photography. Having them taken by a friend makes them all the more special

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  2. Hi Melissa,

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE. So perfect for the space. And amazing photography by someone you know so that makes it twice as nice!

    I just did one of those random gallery walls in my tiny bedroom and will post it soon. Not sure if I love it though.

    ~janet

    ps ~ we have the same PB pickstitch pillow shams!

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  3. It looks great!! Clean and crisp!
    I feel your pain over the chairs... I too just bought a couple of things I was too weak to back out of that I'm still regretting. I hate that!
    Have a terrific weekend :)

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  4. too cute! I know about the sea fans! I bought two very large ones a year ago and they wanted $500 per frame. I about died! Oh, well. I love the art you chose! Very pretty and sand diego! I also love your bedside lamp! Where did you find it and the shade? It would be perfect in the baby's room!

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  5. Melissa, your bed-do looks beautiful! What size are the photos you used? Too funny about the chairs! Are they miniatures? Or could you possibly use them for kids (later ofcourse!)? Nice work.....thanks for sharing your projects! xoAlicia

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  6. BHL/Janet - I do love that the pictures have meaning behind them! At first I was a little worried they would look too much like those pictures that come in the frames for display. But, I'm happy with how they turned out!

    La Dolfina - We need help! How come it's SO hard to say NO once you get there? I hate to admit it but this isn't the first time!! : )

    Kristen - I'm glad to know I wasn't the only one that was blown away by A. Bros. My bedside lamps were a Christmas gift last year. They are PB Teen (believe it or not!)

    Alicia - Thank you for all of your sweet comments! We need to finally meet (what happened to book club??) : ) The chairs apparently came from this guy's Dad's dentist office. But, he must have had a tiny office bc these chairs are LOW! Not quite kid's chairs, but definitely small! The pictures are an odd size bc they're IKEA frames. So the pictures are 7 1/2" X 9 1/2" - weird!

    xoxox,
    Melissa

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  7. BHL/Janet - I do love that the pictures have meaning behind them! At first I was a little worried they would look too much like those pictures that come in the frames for display. But, I'm happy with how they turned out! OH and Janet - the pick-stitch is my favorite!

    La Dolfina - We need help! How come it's SO hard to say NO once you get there? I hate to admit it but this isn't the first time!! : )

    Kristen - I'm glad to know I wasn't the only one that was blown away by A. Bros. My bedside lamps were a Christmas gift last year. They are PB Teen (believe it or not!)

    Alicia - Thank you for all of your sweet comments! We need to finally meet (what happened to book club??) : ) The chairs apparently came from this guy's Dad's dentist office. But, he must have had a tiny office bc these chairs are LOW! Not quite kid's chairs, but definitely small! The pictures are an odd size bc they're IKEA frames. So the pictures are 7 1/2" X 9 1/2" - weird!

    xoxox,
    Melissa

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  8. Hi Melissa, Love your new photos. Perfect for that spot.

    And thanks for all your nice comment on my blog lately. Just wanted to let you know that my son graduated from Chico State, yes, the party school to end all party schools!

    Would love to see the tiny chairs...too funny!

    xo kelley

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  9. I know, I think we met briefly, but awhile back. I need to "pop-in" for a proper chat ; ) oh, & I need to pin Alex down on a date for our bookclub!

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  10. Hi good day ! nice post you have . It's very nice , I have plan to setting up my garden can you give me an idea or steps on how to make it beautiful. i have heard some garden accessories such as garden spinners , wind chimes , wind spinners and many more . I want to try this things in my garden but i don't know how to get the right accessories . I hope you can help me . thank you .

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