Guys – I don’t know what happened to me. I did something certifiably crazy this past weekend. I mean something completely out of character for me.
I hung one of The Hubs mounts up.
In a prime, high-traffic location.
Without him asking.
Without any compromise.
Just me. On my own. Thinking it would look good.
Yeah. I certainly remember them too! And after re-reading those posts I still agree with my statements 100%. So what drove me to this insanity?
Tying out a frame gallery in our living room.
Remember the big living room re-do I started a few months ago? Well one of the ideas I had was to put up a gallery wall. I was finally ready to pull the trigger on it because I finally found a console table that I liked.
And for some reason, when I was playing around with the frame placement I thought: hmmm. You know what? I think one of the mounts could work into this little project.
It’s crazy talk. I KNOW. Just crazy. I still can’t really understand it myself except to say that I’m totally the best wife EVER for having those thoughts.
And the weird part? I’m kinda digging it now that it’s done. But tell me what you think.
Here’s our “before.” I had temporarily placed our Sloan Leaning Bookshelf here until I found a console table.
It worked, but that wall is so loooong that I knew I needed something else to fill the space. In my head, a console table and frame gallery would do the trick.
What do you think?
I’m digging this table – it’s solid wood and was only $80.00. It may seem a bit small, but with all of the other big pieces in the room (the sectional and the ginormous TV), I didn’t want another huge piece of furniture. Plus, it will be the perfect spot for some seasonal decorating throughout the year.
But back to the rack.
Have I really lost it?
I’m worried for myself. Because I think it actually looks good there. Aye carumba.
Not that I want racks all over my house. And el Sheepo is still not welcome on any of the walls. But I totally surprised myself by throwing the rack in the mix this time.
As for the rest of the frames, they mostly contain pictures of family. I love that I finally have a place to put some of my favorite pics.
My process for hanging the frames was pretty simple. I just laid everything out on the floor and played with arrangements until I found something I liked. When I was ready to put them in the wall I simply started in the middle (with our wedding picture shown above) and worked outwards. It seemed to work pretty good.
And the best part? I already owned all of these frames. So the total cost of this little mini-wall-makeover was $80 – the cost of the table. Not to shabby.
As with any new change, I’m still getting used to it…trying to decide if it looks “right” yet. But I suppose with anything else it décor-related this doesn’t have to be the final result. If it needs some tweaking down the road that’s easy to do.
I’d like to find something to put under the table. Maybe some baskets or a smaller ottoman for storage. I’m still undecided.
For now though I think I’ll just bask in the glory of (1) progress and (2) being the best wife ever. At least for now.