Even though I’m all about building my fireplace right now (because this tile!), this past weekend I managed to carve out some time to frame and hang art in my daughter’s room for the One Room Challenge. Behold yet another gallery wall.
Are you sick of gallery walls yet? I might be getting there but somehow I did one again just like in my last one room challenge. But this latest gallery wall wasn’t planned. It happened by default. We had been having trouble deciding what to put above her bed. A large piece of art? Sparkly decals? Nothing but a big blank pink wall staring at you? A solid wall of pink-on-pink-on-pink sparkles (her choice, I vetoed)? In considering the art option, we scrolled through Minted’s website together. She flagged everything she thought was pretty. Of course these things included a ballet dancer, a pineapple, a swimmer, and pink swirls and flowers. And a mountain. And about 30 other pieces of art. She finally narrowed them down but so many were her “favorites”. And thus another gallery wall was born.
After ordering the art I grabbed some frames at Aaron Brothers. The goal was to mix white and wood frames but that day the store didn’t have wood frames I liked. And because I am nothing if not impatient, I decided to skip waiting and go for all white frames.
I think I’m okay with it, although if I run into some light wood frames I like down the road some may get switched. You know I like frame variety.
In addition to the gallery wall, I also got a couple of leaning bookshelves to go on either side of the bed. They aren’t too deep and fit perfectly. I had briefly considered building some myself but sometimes ease-of-purchase far outweighs DIY.
So far all I’ve got on the shelves is a killer gold clip lamp.
The lamp simultaneously highlights the art and acts as a bedside lamp. Double win. I plan to use the rest of the shelves to hold toys and other random girl stuff (that seems to multiply daily).
And now that I’m this far into the post, I think I can spring on you the ceiling light in the room.
I can only blame myself for it. I picked it out and bought it 5+ years ago. In my defense, at the time we had to update our electrical for the entire house and many of the lights needed replacing. So we bought a bunch of lights to match the existing ones in the house that could still work. But now this light is doing nothing for me – out it goes. I’ve ordered a really simple replacement light fixture so hopefully that will make it in time for the room reveal. If not, you’ll know why all the reveal pics will be close-ups.
So what’s left in the space is to add a tiny desk area, clean out all the junk, and organize what’s left onto the shelves. A seemingly manageable to do list, but we’ll see how it goes. And luckily this room boasts a big closet so I can always stuff the disorganized leftovers n there to keep it out of pictures. Now for a parting gallery wall shot.
And if you are just now catching up on this room, you can see Week 1 The Plan, Week 2 the Bed/Walls, and Week 3 the Hanging Chair. And you can see all the other rooms participating in this challenge over at Calling it Home.
Until next time, friends!