Friday, March 8, 2013

Eclectic Gallery Wall


I did it.  I finished a home project. Yay for me.  My previous gallery wall was fine I was just tired of it.  You know how it is.  I wanted some color.  What finally motivated me is that I stumbled upon this large watercolor Marina painting and I just loved it.   I knew I had to make a place for it.



Taste in art is definitely personal and this just spoke to me.  I've mentioned before that we have a boat and enjoy spending time on the water and this painting reminds me of all the old Marinas on the Puget Sound that we've pulled into for fuel or beer or whatever.  It reminds me of good times.  It had a sea foam green mat when I bought it so I changed it out with a white one and painted the frame.  It needs the white to calm it down. 


  
The Sailboat painting I purchased from my friend Anne from Design Dreams by Anne blog.  When I found out she was selling her paintings I just had to have this one.  It's done in Acrylics and it absolutely comes alive when the light hits it.  It's my favorite.



The watercolor of sandpipers on the beach was painted by my husbands Great Aunt.  The mustard colored bead board frame is one that I built.  It was in my to sell pile to take to my space.  I threw it up on the wall just for size and realized I loved how it pulls the yellow out of some of the other paintings.  The antlers were another thing just threw up there and liked.  I pinned some hounds tooth fabric onto them to update the look. 




The banquette I built out of a door got a fresh coat of paint.  Yesterday I finally sewed up some cushions that fit it.  The fabric is a medium gray Chenille, I love the texture and sheen of the fabric.  I also painted the table with CeCe Caldwell paint in color Vermont Slate.  Love this color.  It really softens things up.  I also used it on the frame with the burlap insert.  I pinned a pressed oak leaf that my Mom sent me in one of her letters to it.  She lives in Indiana.  I think it will be fun to change things out seasonally.  



Every piece up there makes me feel something.  To me the new look is quirky, fun and casual which are three things I hope describe my style. 




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25 comments:

Danielle said...

I love this. The before looked amazing too, but I love the addition of the coloured frames.

Julie said...

Mimi - it is so beautiful. I liked the before but the after is so warm and eclectic. Your personality shines through. J

Full Circle Creations said...

It looks just great!

Anne said...

Oh Mimi, what a lovely corner! Everything is perfect and I adore your art!! That painting of the dock is AMAZING!! Can you send me a photo of it? I'd like to try and recreate it...

ps I want those Ikea drawers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you for the shout-out too.

Love ya!

xox

Jaimee Hingerton said...

Amazing difference! It looked good before but it looks great now. The change really warmed up the area and added a lot of interest.

Kalamity Kelli said...

OH, I LOVE the Jackalope antlers!! Every time I see them here they are so darn expensive. Yours' look great!

judi said...

love the new quirky, fun and casual gallery wall! its perfect. you've inspired me to go ahead and change up some things around here.

(just like your "about me" i too think the same way and love the same creative endeavors.)

Alicia @ Sweet Ava Kate said...

Love the updated corner! The gallery wall is perfect... love all the little details!
Thanks for your visit, it was a nice surprise seeing your name pop up! :)

. said...

Your old gallery wall was very pretty....but your new gallery wall just pops! I'm a big fan of the eclectic look. :)

the cape on the corner said...

love this cultivated look. the new picture is so serene.

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

Looks great..."magazine worthy" mix of goodies!! Love it :)

Stacey said...

That corner is just gorgeous! I love the colors and all the artwork. You have a great collection of related art items. The new color on the table looks great!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Such a pretty gallery wall - a fun eclectic mix! And the whole corner is just charming!

Gretchen said...

Love it! I'm working (so far mostly in my head) on a gallery wall in my dining room, and I think this is pretty much the feel I'm going for....quirky, eclectic--I was having trouble visualizing what mix of frames to use, though...pinning this!

Dawn @ Inspired Living said...

I love when something you already own and "forgot about" gets new life and pulls something in your home together so well!

This looks great....and I love the marina painting too!

Angela Santaniello said...

The area looked great before, but I really, really love the new gallery wall. I love how collected & eclectic it is. The inspiration painting and antlers add so much interest. I'm now following your blog (and pinning your gallery wall).

Have a great day!
Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

anangloinquebec said...

I too loved the before but must say I am lovin' even more this after shot. I think it is so fresh. I also LOVE many of those pieces!

Terry Moore said...

You got my attention with how the deer antlers are mounted. I love both ways actually, but if you know me...I love change.

Craftivity Designs said...

It looks great! Love the antlers :)
- Lora

Lauren said...

I am loving the eclectic look right now. Your gallery wall is awesome. I would love it if you would share this over at my link party.

http://ifitsnotbaroquedesignblog.blogspot.com/2013/03/tuesday-link-party-10.html

Pam said...

I love it. I just did a post the other day about gallery walls and I happened to see your post on someone's sidebar and thought it was such a great look. I love when the items mean something.

Denise Marie said...

Love what U did!! so much more depth & personality.

Natasha In Oz said...

What a gorgeous room! I love all your ideas and I especially love the paint colour on your walls!

Best wishes,
Natasha in Oz

PS My say G'Day party has just started so if you have a minute please pop by and perhaps even link up your post!

Laura Cano said...

OKay your wall, banquet and table are too cool! I just got some antlers, and cant wait to make a gallery wall now!

Id love for you to come over and link up, we party every Friday!

http://www.lifewelive4.com/2013/03/love-it-list-it-linky-party-3.html

:laura:

Bethany@http://thislittleestate.blogspot.ca/ said...

I adore every aspect of your gallery wall!!

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