Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Gallery wall progress, update 2
I need to get this project done. It is loitering around in my mind, distracting me from pretty much everything else. I'm also having a party this weekend for Jack's dedication and I'd like to have it up on display for that. So the clock is ticking -- for both my sanity and my entertaining pride.
I'll break down what's what in just a second. But first I need your opinions, please!
Take a look at the three arrangements below and tell me: which one do you prefer?
I am pretty torn. I want balance more than anything. What's your call? Please tell me in the comments!
For those curious, here's some details about what's going on the wall.
I got this frame at a garage sale for $5 and painted it white. I decided to buy that Detroit print. Really love it, but was surprised at how off-white the background is. I had no idea what to do for a mat to tie it together with the white frame. I popped into Michael's and JoAnn's and got one quote for an orange mat for $27. Wasn't thrilled about that. Then my aunt showed me a page from a magazine with a gallery wall that used linen instead of mats. Genius! And I had this blue and white linen in my stash. I purchased it from JoAnn's in the remnant bin for like $3. I love how it looks. Now I just have to get it cut and mounted.
I made this print that says "Be good to each other," which was the main message the pastor Harry Johnson kept repeating at our wedding. Yes, you read that right: the man who married us was named "Harry Johnson."
The four-frame piece holds two owl prints I love and two photos of my boys. And the oval one, for now, has this picture I bought from an artist on the streets in New York on our honeymoon.
I also need to find a frame for a photo-booth strip. Does such a thing exist? I think I need one more small item, and I'd love to find something that will work for that.
So, please, which arrangement do you like? And do you have any advice for using 3M mounting products? I used some Velcro-style 3M tape for many frames I hung around the house last November. Now that it is hot and muggy they're all falling off the walls. I don't know if I did it wrong or used the wrong product. There are so many! If you've had success, tell me, what 3M product works for you?