I didn’t intend to be such a tease when I revealed our progress shots of the basement gallery wall. After placing my templates, marked with where to nail, I had almost completed the wall.
Of course, almost included cutting a mat, replacing some temporary art and painting a few black frames white. But the weather was not on my side, until this past Sunday. Two Saturdays ago, it was 75 degrees here, which sounds beautiful, right? But if I painted then, I would have had more paint on me than on the frames because it was so windy. Sunday’s high temp was 35 with intermittent snow/rain showers, so painting was out of the question. That’s spring in Montana for you. Last week brought highs in the fifties with gusts of wind and sporadic rain, so still no painting. Finally, Sunday was perfect, 55 degrees with a slight breeze.
I disassembled my frames, breaking one piece of glass along the way (grrr!), hauled the frames, spray paint in hand, to the back yard and set up shop. Two coats of gloss white and a few hours of dry/air out time later, I was back in business. Hanging the frames was easy because I had already placed the nails. Here is the final (well, until I get bored or find new art to add in) wall:
I really love having a complete wall in our basement. And, you can catch a glimpse from the top of stairs. But, let’s take a closer look.
The bird, feather or tree theme + collection of white frames = cohesive gallery wall. All of the art came from Etsy, was a free printable or something I made. Here’s a complete gallery wall source list, from left to right:
I just ordered this print, so I printed off a temporary design until I receive it.
Jessica, and the rest of her work is fantastic as well, so fantastic that I couldn’t resist her Spork, Welcome to the Family cut out for our kitchen. But, if you’re looking for bird, feather or tree cut outs of your own, might I suggest Leaf Skeleton, or Peacock Feathers?
5. Polymer clay wall flowers. Find how I made them here, though I did make a new set of three.
7. Bird print I mounted to a 4 inch square piece of MDF.
8. Baby Feather Original Petite painting from Renée Anne. It was a toss-up between the feather and this Bird I Once Knew petite print. The feather won because it is an original. Shipping was fast and the painting is of great quality.
11. Bird painting I recently whipped up.
It was so hard to decide on something from the Siiso shop. Every new print I saw was just as fantastic as the last. I also bought the Blossoms 35 print as part of a housewarming gift for my sister. She loved it! Tell Yang Yang hello from us if you order.
I’ve admired her work since seeing Nicole’s commissioned painting, so it’s cool to have her work in my home. Some day, I’d love an original.
The photo is so realistic, Ben thought I had framed feathers. When I told him it was a print, he had to inspect it to believe me! I don’t know how she does it, but Romina takes such beautiful photos. If only I could learn her secrets.
See any art you want to order? Have you made any bird, feather or tree art? Have you seen the Geico Bird in the Hand commercial? Definitely not their best, but I do love their woodchuck commercial. And Ben does a great impression of the grumpy farmer. Do you have a themed gallery wall on your home? Maybe you know a few photography secrets or tips?
Please note: We were not compensated for this post, we simply love the items we’ve purchased from these shops and want to share with you!
All images found via the featured Etsy seller’s listing as linked above.
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