This gallery wall in my craft room is one of my inspirations.

Craft room gallery wall

I have been patiently working on my craft room gallery wall for awhile now. And like many craft projects in my life, I start with one idea and then it turns into something entirely different. THAT or it just doesn’t get finished at all. :)

This project started off as the intention of being this awesome faux taxidermy wall, but as time went by I found myself collected different objects and prints that I wanted to include. Each piece is a special project, or says something about who I am. I have been collecting these for the past year, and finally I pulled the trigger on some beautiful metal frames from Restoration Hardware to finish it off.

The next step was trying to photograph it well. This was a challenge unto itself! My room is small, and the lighting is horrible! Here in the PNW the light is at a premium and you definitely need a south-facing room. I was light and space challenged on this project. I also need an entirely different camera lens to properly get this shot, and I am not up to that task at the moment. So after many attempts at trying to get a good shot of the wall in full…I gave up. Instead you get detail shots. :) Hopefully you can visualize it!

 

MY GALLERY WALL: 

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Deer taxidermy

Bought from Fab.com, this MIHO Unexpected Things cardboard deer trophy is so fun and colorful.

“CAMP” canvas banner

OMG. I love this banner and everything else in the Ello There Etsy shop. In addition to faux taxidermy, I have an affinity for all things camp related. :)

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“Scissors” print

I saw this Rifle Paper Co. scissors print at Drygoods Design in Ballard, and it was calling my name just like the Pier One commercials!

Vintage brass basket

I bought this awesome vintage brass wire basket from Whiskey and Honey. I’ve decided it’s where all my pom poms will live. Because they need a home too right?

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“Yes to Adventure” print

Handmade letterpress print done by Fare-well Paperie. I received this print at the SBU Summer Meet-up, and knew right away it needed to be framed and hung up in my craft room.

Mini taxidermy

This mini deer taxidermy doubles as a magnet, but I like to use it as a little wall hook. Here it’s hanging a little gift from my friend Cathie from tinsel + trim.

04_elephant

Wicker elephant

What can I say…I have loved elephants since I was four when my parents bought me a stuffed animal (elephant named Ellie) for my birthday.

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Miniature portrait card

Misha Zeda Graham, founder of Turquoise Creative (and fellow UW’er), hosted a holiday bazaar last winter. Her recent addition to her hand cut paper cards were little miniature portrait cards. I saw this one and it kind of looked like me! I had to get it.

Scissor basswood

This is the glitter corner of the gallery wall. This basswood craft was created at a recent summer gathering put on by Sparrow Soirees.

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Sorority Paddle

This was my Mom’s sorority paddle from the late 60’s at University of Washington. We both graduated from the UW, and I love that it was part of her life when she was in college.

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Mount Rainier vista

Another vintage piece from my parents. I think my Mom bought it at an antique shop years ago and they never hung it up. I love it’s vintage northwest feel.

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CRAFT light box

This light box has been around my life since I started my career as a designer. It belonged to my old manager and recently he passed it onto me. I didn’t have any intentions of using it how it was meant to be used…but I wanted to make something that hung on the wall. It only took a few months of tracking down the right materials, and completely confusing the employees at Home Depot on why I was so particular on needing a clear U-channel piece of plastic. I bought some vintage letters from Old Vintage Goodies and my light came together.

GALLERY WALL RESOURCES:

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4 responses

    1. Thanks Andrea!! It’s too bad I struggled so much with an all up shot. It looks so good all together. It just means I need to buy a new house with a designated craft room!!! :) maybe in 2015.

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