Stairwell Gallery, Part 1 April 19, 2011 DIY, Home Decor, Our House 5 Comments 3040 Since I’ve repainted and refinished the stairwell, I’ve been wanting to start a gallery wall (well, two really-one on each side). It’s been a blank slate for quite awhile now. So, I gathered all the frames I had in the house and hit them with Krylon semi-gloss white paint. I wanted the arrangement to look eclectic, like it developed over time so I didn’t plan the placement of the pieces. Here’s what I came up with on one side: I printed out a few things from Graphics Fairy– the bicycle and the sailboat. I mounted the bicycle on a small canvas and Mod Podged over it. The photograph was taken by a friend of mine, and the painting was done by yours truly a few years ago. On the other side, I started with just a few things (including an IKEA frame I picked up on my last voyage). I hung another one of my paintings up along with another monogram “e” I picked up in the $1 bin at Michaels. I still have to fill in a few frames, obviously! But, in any case, it’s a start. I also changed the view from above, with the addition of a closet-door-turned-corkboard that used to live in the guest room. I’m trying to re-purpose a lot of my decor items accumulated over the years, which includes the iron leaf wall hanging. I thought it balanced the height of the corkboard and together with the plant turned an otherwise boring wall into a little focal point. I haven’t decided if I’ll keep the cork on the door (maybe pin up pictures?) or switch to mirrors or something else. I’m happy with how things are coming together so far! What do you think? 5 Responses Ashley @ DesignBuildLove.co April 19, 2011 Looks great so far! Can’t wait to see it all complete! And I definitely like the cork door at the bottom of the stairs!!! Reply Ashley @ DesignBuildLove.co April 19, 2011 Looks great so far! Can’t wait to see it all complete! And I definitely like the cork door at the bottom of the stairs!!! Reply MojoMama April 19, 2011 I went through and set all of my subscriptions to go to my FeedReader, but I keep yours coming to my email, because I never want to miss a post, and this is one of those reasons why! Seriously, if I owned this house, I’d be ripping out linoleum and carpet right and left to put in that flooring! I love the gallery walls too. So many of them look cluttered, but I love the simplicity and variety of yours! <3 Reply Lovely Crafty Home April 20, 2011 Aw thank you so much! I hope to keep the projects coming! Reply Deanna April 20, 2011 Gorgeous steps! I can’t stop thinking about this since you did the basement stairs. I keep thinking I might do this treatment to my basement stairs. You made it look so easy. Your walls are really coming along. Keep us posted! Have a great day. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website CAPTCHA Code * Check here to Subscribe to notifications for new posts Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.