Friday, May 4, 2012

Operation Craft Room: Some Gallery Wall Progress!

TGIF!  I spent the whole morning finishing up packing for our big trip - Hawaii here we come!  I just need to throw together a carry-on bag (with all of our entertainment devices - laptop, iPad, iPods, Kindle, you get the idea) and I'll be done!  Yoo to the hoo.

I'm working feverishly to schedule some posts for next week, but to be honest with you, I may run out of time.  You can expect at least two (more if I can get to them), but I'm sure there will be a deluge of Hawaii recap posts to share when I return!  In the meantime, I hope you guys have a fantastic week, and try not to be too jealous. ;)

So, now for the reason you're all here... I made some progress on my gallery wall!  The last time we visited my craft room, I had added the State Love Canvas.  Now, I'm sure you guys won't believe this, but I filled FOUR canvases and a frame today, plus I hung something new and finally finished a major fail!  I think that's some sort of record.

I thought it was about time to add some photos to this somewhat impersonal wall.  I picked up these bottle caps when we were in Pigeon Forge a couple months ago at a Coca-Cola antiques store.  Yes, all they had was Coke stuff... it was very cool.


I hot glued them around one of the canvases and popped a photo of me and Steven in the middle (using glue dots so it's easily changeable if I feel the urge).


I thought I needed some typography on this wall.  I've seen this quote around the blogosphere and I just love the message.


I designed it in Photoshop and had it printed as an 8 x 10 at Sam's Club.  In case you love fonts as much as I do, they are as follows:
She:  Mr. and Mrs. Popsicle (same as my post titles)
Believed:  Scribble Box (don't you just love this one?)
She Could:  Pea Aimee
So She Did:  Cry Kitty (same as "two" in my header)

Next up, remember this red "hello" fail?

Yeah, still haven't fixed the black and teal fail.

Well, I finally got around to spraying the frame black, and it looks so.much.better.


I got the frame at Goodwill and cut a piece of cork (leftover from my cork board) to fit.  Then I took some foam board that I had laying around, traced "hello" onto it (using a print-out), and cut the word out with an Xacto.  Then I just wrapped the whole thing in yarn (took forever by the way), and there you have it.  Why did I choose "hello," you ask?  Well, that's a very good question.  I'm pretty sure I saw it somewhere on Pinterest.  Oh, and the reason I can't remember is because this "hello" has been finished since before Christmas.  Why, yes, I am a slacker.

The next one was easy.  I had this photo of my cousin and my mom from our Disney trip last summer, so I printed it and plopped it in this frame.


So there you have it:  One side of the gallery wall spruced up with four new items!


Now onto the other side.  If you remember, my package pal made this embroidery hoop J for me, so I hung it up.  Couldn't really get easier than that.  :)


We have a theme park close to us in the mountains of North Carolina where I spent countless weekends as a child.  When Steven and I were putting together a slideshow of baby pictures for our rehearsal dinner four and a half years ago, we came across these images of us, both taken there:


Me with my grandmother (top) and Steven with his mom.  I think it's such a cute coincidence, so I had to include them somewhere.  These photos are copies, not the originals, which are safely tucked away in a box somewhere.

So there's the left side of the wall, enhanced with a couple new photos and a monogram J.


See that completely black canvas at the bottom?  That's the black and teal fail - I finally at least took the yarn off and painted the whole thing black.  Now what I'll do with it, I have no idea.

Oh, and I added a cute little owl (he's actually a tea light holder) in one of the shadow boxes.  He may get some spray paint love or he might find a new home, but he just fit so perfectly there so I had to leave him for a while.

Let's talk really quickly about what still needs to be done to this wall:
Fill 8 more canvases
Fill 2 frames
Find some cute display items for the 3 shadow boxes
Spray paint oak frame
Spray paint gold mirror

Well, that's really not so bad!  It's almost done!

Okay, folks, I'm OUTTA HERE.  Have a fantastic week!

Oh, I just heard that they recently came out with Instagram for Android, so I'm trying to get my firmware updated so I can download it and keep you guys updated on our Hawaiian vacation (my phone is a year and half old now, which feels ancient by phone standards!).  I'll let you guys know on the Facebook page if I get it and what my username is!  If for some reason I can't get it to download to my phone, I'll highjack Steven's iPhone and use his Instagram.  Check Facebook for updates!

1 comments:

Marilyn Clark said...

Your gallery is looking awesome! So colorful and gorgeous. Also,I love your vintage coke bottle caps!

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