Monday, September 3, 2012

Pin-spiration Monday: Gallery wall addition

For this week's project, I decided to tackle something that I've been meaning to do for more than a year now. Looking back, I can't figure out why I put it off for so was super easy, and I really love the look. So here's the pin that inspired me:

So I went to the thrift store to grab a cheap frame, which originally was unfinished wood. I had some leftover black spray paint, so I just hit it with a few quick coats. Then I hot-glued the key to a piece of paper, and printed off the date and description because my handwriting is terrible. And here's how it turned out!


The frame didn't come with glass, or a proper back for that matter, so I had to get creative. The piece of paper that the key is glue to was just a tad smaller than the frame itself, so I just had to sandwich the paper between the frame and the piece of cardboard that came with the frame:


Then I just used a little wire left over from last week's project, and hot-glued it to the back of the cardboard/frame.


The final product turned out great, and I really like the shadowbox-like quality of it not having a glass cover.


It's now hanging, along with another new addition, among my living room gallery wall. The other new photo is the cool Eiffel Tower shot in the top right corner. My BFF Emily took that shot on her recent trip to Paris! It's a great shot; this image really doesn't do it justice. (The frames are mostly thrifted and spray-painted, and you can click here for info on the other art shown here.


So, week two of Pin-spiration challenge is a success! Do you have any Pinterest-inspired projects you've been meaning to tackle lately?


  1. Wow I really like the addition to your photo wall! It's really a unique project :)


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