Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Staircase Wall Gallery~ Organized Chaos

I stumbled across this template for a stairway wall gallery ironically on a blog that I used to stalk back when I was not a blogger, this stairway looks really close to mine I used the tips from the post via Our Humble a-{Bowe}d 
(don't you just love the play on words?)

Photo's of staircase
I really want to put one of my favorite photos of each of my girls on the wall, I am having trouble obtaining a baby picture of my bonus child, I want the wall to highlight the children.

The shadowbox has a ceramic cross encircled with John 3:16 and was given to me by one of my favorite supervisors ever. I never had just the right place to hang it so it always found a spot on a counter top or shelf; I think the wall gallery will be a perfect place for it. One of the large collage frames has photos of the children, my bouquet, my husband and I during our first dance and my hands which I had done in henna for the wedding. 

I have a large collage frame that has photo's of just my husband and I taken during our engagement photo sessions, which by the way were the most fun we had together planning the wedding even though it was a lot of work. I noticed a crack in the frame so now I don't know if it will make the wall or not.

As I had mentioned in a previous post, I was smitten with an etsy seller's print "What a difference a Day Makes" and I decided I had to have one. I worked with Colleen on the print and because we are a blended family, we decided on just the right touches to make the print special. I have the perfect spot for the print. I am going to do a photo gallery going up the staircase- I hope the print makes a statement there.

I adore this print! Everyone comments on it already and it isn't even in its proper place.

The obsessive personality in me is struggling with the layout, I have taped, re-taped, snatched down, abandoned photo ideas and layouts about 20 times since I started this project. I really need to get it done because we are about to order our bed (finally... I am doing the happy dance) next week and I don't to still have a project to complete because the bedroom is going to be a big one for me.  

If you have any wall galleries, how did you decide what goes and what made the cut? Any tips?


Mrs. Chic said...

I too love your, what a difference a day makes print! so sweet :)

I have yet to tackle a full gallery wall, the closet I've come is our ledges that house our wedding pics gallery style.

I remember reading an article in MSL a while back about grouping the frames closer to create a gallery feel.

Also maybe start in the center of your wall and work your way out??

I can't wait to see the progress and the after!

Brandi said...

Have fun with your gallery wall, Summer! I love Katrina's advice. Do you follow YHL? The have a neat gallery wall featured on their blog. You could always do a search on Pinterest for some more inspiration.

Shades of Summer said...

Brandi - I do not follow them (or at least I don't think I do) I need some other photos to add to the wall but I don't want to exclude anyone but at this point, the photos are one sided, I have tons of my girls and none of my stepson.

Our Delightful Home said...

Somestimes you have to just go for it. I would do a google search or go on pinterest for more inspiration. I'm sure it will turn out awesome!

Mrs. Delightful