The photo gallery wall

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.

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I decided to do 9 frames. A mixture of moments from our life together.

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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.

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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. ❤

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Floral letters for a nursery

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!

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Here’s how to make your very own floral letter, for a nursery, your own bedroom or even to give as a gift.

  1. 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.
  2. Choose a colour scheme for your flowers. I went with a ‘romantic’ colour scheme of: deep purple, red, burgundy, pink, cream and white.
  3. 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.
  4. Get a glue gun and glue sticks if you don’t already own one.
  5. 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!
  6. Let your letter dry and set for about 30 minutes. Then it’s ready to hang!

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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.

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