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:
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. :)
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?
“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.
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.
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.
This is the glitter corner of the gallery wall. This basswood craft was created at a recent summer gathering put on by Sparrow Soirees.
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.
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.
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:
- How to create your own gallery wall on Apartment Therapy.
- Put away your hammer and hire West Elm to install your gallery wall.
- A gallery of gallery walls. :)