I have fallen hard for reclaimed wood. Beams, floors, furniture…. you name it. So when I found these frames at Hobby Lobby for 50% off, it was a no brainer. Especially since I had amazing family portraits that needed a suitable frame. The only issue with the frames is that they were quite grey. I wanted to warm them up and then hang them up. So I got started, after months of delaying. I do that often.
I also knew that I wanted to create a gallery wall. But gallery walls scare me. I know, it’s crazy. But it’s true!
This is how the frames started:
See, very grey. So I got this stuff out….
And I turned the frames into this….
It warmed up the wood so much! This brown is more my style. And the Restora-a-finish isn’t quite a stain. It just enhances the tones of the wood without changing them too much.
So I framed up those fabulous photos in those newly fabulous frames. And I left them leaning on the wall on my bedroom floor. Not exactly what I had planned. But I was frozen with fear.
I really wanted to create a gallery wall going up my stairs. However, I didn’t want it to be overwhelming and too cluttered. I really dislike clutter. I didn’t want these photos to stick out like a sore thumb either. I wanted them to enhance the space. But I was really fearful. I know it sounds crazy but I am totally that person. I rearrange book shelves a hundred times before I’m happy. And then I’m still not happy. So I didn’t want to put holes in the wall without being 100% sure.
After much debating, visualizing and procrastinating, I finally decided to go for it.
And it’s just a wannabe gallery wall. I know I could add more, but I’m unsure. So I figured, less is more and I’ll start there. I’ll be happy with my wannabe gallery wall. Until I’m not. Then I’ll show you the changes.