The wall transformation. OMG
My other love is home remodel. Before and after. I love to see the transformations. But I'm REALLY BAD at remembering to take the "before" photos on my own stuff. Not cool. I promise I dug one out so you could see.
THIS IS THE AFTER...
I'm a pretty huge fan of Joanna Gaines and Magnolia Home...
Hence, the ever changing "Cindy Harper Home...".
I usually have a pretty giant list going. The "summer" list. The "weekend" list.... The "well, whatever"....list....Main thing on the list was: the gallery wall. Once again.. it was perfectly FINE as it was. I KNOW....BUT....I really wanted to move some of my framed pieces down the stairs and the job seemed a bit overwhelming...even for me. I knew I wanted to paint some of the frames I already had and was thinking I would add some new ones as well.
Apparently I have enough frames ALL around my house to fill ridiculous amounts of space. I always end up with extra frames that come in that have been damaged or they quit making that style or the company goes out of business or whatever...so I put it in my storage room and say "some day"... Some day is NOW.
Once I start something I don't really like to leave it sitting in limbo too long. I just go like a mad person until it looks okay enough to walk away. I can't stop. So, I dug through my storage room and I painted some of the frames I already had and I just went with it. Maybe I will replace some of them eventually? Not even sure on that one. I ended up liking most of my frames after painting them so I'm not sure I NEED to get anything new but the WANT is still there! Soooo...
You can always reuse frames you already have! It CAN be done! Paint is your friend!! I used some spray paint and chalk paint on these. Some of them I left alone. Some of these I am not sure where they even came from...
The wall: Tahh - Daaaahhh ----
The letters across the wall: "FAMILY" I picked up at Wal-Mart and painted black. Several of the frames are no longer available but I'm sure you have frames in your house you can't purchase again as well. It was a fun project and I was SO happy to finally get it finished!! The stairwell has had a transformation as well since I was hoping to trail the other images down the stairs...I also picked up a few signs at Hobby Lobby to add to the mix. I have already switched out a few of these pics with some updated images. That's the great thing about a gallery wall.. you can switch out images and leave the gallery in place!!
This was before... sort of.. I had slightly changed it a few times before..
There you have it! The gallery wall re-make! It's a work in progress.
I have had a super busy summer making awesome images for client's home decor which has been so perfect....and now that the school year is beginning I am filling up my available spots for fall sessions. I am almost as booked as I need to be for fall but I have a few days left!!
Looking forward to a great school year!!
Call me if you still need a spot :)
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