Nursery Gallery Wall

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

I love Blair's nursery and it's one of my favorite rooms in the house but it still doesn't feel complete. Since she came five weeks early there were things that never got finished. One thing I wanted to do was complete a gallery wall. Although I am realizing this is a lot more difficult than I had imagined. It's easy to make a symmetrical photo collage but much more difficult to do something more haphazard and still have it look right. Here are some ideas I found while "pinning" and some things that I have lying around that I think would work.

I love the idea of hanging baby's shoes, and beanie. I'm definitely going to do this.
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 I also like the idea of a little shelf as well as framing a fabric you love.
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I also have a vintage mirror in B's room I'm thinking about incorporating.






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I have some silver trays from my great grandmother that would look pretty as well. (how do you hang those?)
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I want to choose some of Blair's hair pretties and do this.
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I love that she framed a onesie. I was either going to do that or hang a dress.

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I was also thinking about her gallery wall being a "corner" gallery wall like this one below:
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I think the last gallery is a little "busy" but I like the concept.

canvas print i found from homegoods (where else?!)

gold inlayed platter from great gramma

silver platter from great gramma
 Don't laugh at my HORRIBLE sketch (clearly I lack perspective and need to re-take geometry) but this is what I'm thinking...


What do you guys think? Here is a picture of the corner I'm thinking about using. And now that I look at it I already see some adjustments I will have to make ( I forgot about the chair rail). You can see the vintage mirror in the photo. Any tips or advice?


11 comments:

  1. my goodness!! I totally in love with the ornate frame! I should make ONE for my dark purple bedroom on the corner by next on my old desk. :)

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  2. Love your inspiration pieces! Framing the onsies or dress is a great idea! Love it! Saw a tutorial recently for aging mirrors with bleach---may give it a try soon!

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  3. This may be a completely obvious trick but when we did the gallery wall in my son's room, my mom suggested using butcher paper or paper grocery bags to trace all of the frames we used (label the paper so you know which item it is). We then taped the papers up on the wall and rearranged until we liked the setup. It made for a lot less holes in the walls, because we already had the correct layout.

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    1. I will definitely be doing this...thank yoU!

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  4. it looks like it's going to be a fab room when you're done. i LOVE all your pins! x

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  5. Yes, I love this idea of the corner gallery. I think the pieces you have so far are going to be beautiful together! And I must say your sketch looks pretty darn good to me. :)

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  6. I love the idea of framing a dress!

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  7. What color is the nursery? It looks like a really good neutral! I like your ideas for a gallery wall, I'm sure it will turn out great.

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    1. that remains the million dollar question! when we moved in they didnt leave us a paint sample and we've been trying to figure it out! I'll let you know when we do. :)

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  8. Love all of these gallery wall ideas. I am in the process of creating one for my little man's room (due in May). I went to Hobby Lobby today and started getting some frames. I love the idea of framing their little booties and hat or an outfit!

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  9. Such a cute idea...love the sketch! Cannot wait to see it come together!!

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