We have a large wall in our kitchen that is the focus of our main living space. For the longest time I couldn’t figure out what to do with it. I considered a huge piece of art, shelves, a mix and match gallery wall – but none of it struck a chord with me.
Then my friend Rachel (A Noble Home) suggested a photo gallery wall. Rachel’s photo gallery wall was my inspiration.
It took some time to choose and print the right pictures. But once I’d decided on the amount of frames/pics I wanted to include, I went ahead and ordered these beautiful 8 x 10 (with mat) brushed gold frames from Indigo.
I decided to do 9 frames. A mixture of moments from our life together.
Hanging the frames was the tricky part. I arranged pieces of paper on the wall to give me a frame of reference for width and height. Then my husband helped ensure their accuracy with a good old measuring tape.
I’m sharing this idea in the hopes that it might inspire you to transform a feature wall in your home. What better adornment than images of the ones you love?
This is my favourite place in our home now. ❤
My friend Dee of Mamalicious Mamas shared a simple flourless, peanut butter, banana, chocolate chip mini muffin recipe. I had all the ingredients on hand (it literally uses 4 main ingredients), so I had to try it. Check out her post for the recipe and my review!
While online shopping, I came across the most beautiful nursery wall art: baby’s first initial, covered in gorgeous flowers (you can see from my previous posts how much I love fake flowers). The problem was that the item was shipping from the U.S. and it was way too pricey. So I decided, of course, to make my own!
Here’s how to make your very own floral letter, for a nursery, your own bedroom or even to give as a gift.
- I went to Michaels with my handy dandy 40% off coupon and purchased a large wooden S. They had various sizes and font styles – so choose what works best for your space. The version I picked was more old fashioned-looking and painted white.
- Choose a colour scheme for your flowers. I went with a ‘romantic’ colour scheme of: deep purple, red, burgundy, pink, cream and white.
- Michaels had a sale on seasonal fake flowers so I picked up a few stems there. And then got the rest at my local Dollarama.
- Get a glue gun and glue sticks if you don’t already own one.
- You’ll need to first cut or pull the flowers from the stems. Then set out how you want to arrange your colours, and start gluing!
- Let your letter dry and set for about 30 minutes. Then it’s ready to hang!
Making the letter took maybe an hour. Totally worth it! I am considering making these to sell – but with baby on the way, I haven’t got around to it. In the meantime, here’s everything you need to know to make your own! Please leave a comment if you have any questions.