I (finally) took pictures of the gallery wall I just finished in our living room. This is how it originally looked in its boring past:
And here is how it looks now.
Certainly still no bombshell with the pale purplish wall color, old TV, and orange-ish trim--but an improvement, no?
I ditched the aquarium stand that the TV was originally standing on in favor of a white cabinet I had down in the basement that was serving no particular purpose. My thrifted (but brand new) Ikea storage boxes fit perfectly in the bottom which I took as a sign that this was meant to be. :) Don’t you think the outlets/light switch/thermostat blend in so much better now?? I do!
I’d still like to hide the tv in a cabinet or something, but until I find one that is petite (a huge one would dwarf this space) this will have to do.
The gallery wall is mostly a mixture of free printable art and family photos. I found soooo many wonderful sites with free art! (If you’d like me to share where, let me know!)
Here is a local antique map (found free on the internet!)—I just love the colors! (Why aren’t maps so pretty anymore??)
And I just love this painting of a little girl in winter:
A little mushroom art is always appropriate… (I can’t really read French but I think it says they are edible mushrooms)
And this free printable from the Pleated Poppy is just lovely…and great for November (or a good reminder for anytime of the year)!
It is just so hard to get a good representation of the wall color. This is the color that the living room was painted when we moved into our home a few months ago so most likely I will be painting it another color. I don’t hate it, but it’s just a bit…purple or pink or something for me.
Yes. Definitely a bit too something. :)
Here you can see the layout of the room a bit more, looking on the right into the entry and music room and on the left into the dining room/kitchen:
And this is one of the other sides of the room (with my DIY stenciled curtains)
I don’t have the other side of the room arranged in a way I like yet, but here’s a sneak peek:
So, there you have it folks! Our corner gallery wall (TV included!)
Linking up to That DIY Party (DIY Showoff), Remodelaholic’s Anonymous Party, Show Me What Ya Got Party (Not Just a Housewife)