Its got old etched mirrors , plates, birds , empty frames and subway art.
I found the chair picture in the center at a thrift store for $3. It had a blue frame ( not my favorite color ). First I painted it red.
That was too bright.
So I pained it white and distressed it so the red would come through.
Perfect! ( well , close enough for me )
The frames were not much more than $1 each and I got a bag of these birds -
for a quarter ! Remember these from the 80"s . Probably Home Interiors.
Anyway , I painted 3 of them Colonial Red ( Rustoleum 2x), and hung them in the empty frames.
The plates were found on Ebay and at yard sales.
I've had the red and white ones for years.
They are from the Royal Ironstone Company in the Memory Lane pattern.
The border is oak leaves and acorns and they all have farm scenes.
The large one has a little boy leading a cow and since we lived on a dairy farm , they just kinda called to me.
I am always on the lookout for more in this pattern.
I have recently fallen in love with Subway art !
It is all over blogland and lucky for me ( and the world) there are people more talented than me posting it to share !
I have a plan to make a different , more personalized one for this wall but for now I have one from someone else .
( Again , I can't remember where, so I sincerely apologize for not giving credit where it is due ! )
The little frame above it is just one I had laying around and I had a little blank spot , so I cut some pretty scrapbook paper and put it in !
No I don't scrapbook but I love the pretty papers that are available.
Just like I don't sew , but I love fabric !
Weird, I know ....
So there you have my gallery walls , one old and one new.
Sometime I'll do a post on my NEW family wall.
In the mean time here are some gallery wall inspirations from Pinterest.
Love the mixture of frames , letters and symbols.
Awesome Plates !
Love the use of COLOR here and the empty frames !
This one is just CLASSIC. Notice the use of vent covers ! Awesome !
There is just no place like Pinterest for inspiration !
P>S. Linking this post to ~
Thrifty Thursday @ Inspired Charm
2805's Potporri Party
My Romantic Homes's Show and Tell Friday
French Country Cottage's Feathered Nest Friday http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com/2011/11/feathered-nest-friday.html
Amaze Me Monday @ Dittle Dattle
Metamorphosis Monday @ At Between Naps on the Porch
Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk Interiors
Meet Me Monday @ You're Talking Too Much