Sunday, November 13, 2011

Nailed It!

First, I'm sorry to all of you who do faithfully read this blog...I broke my promise to post at least once or twice a week during the school year!  Ooops!  It's really difficult to do when school work or stress related to school work takes over my life, much less leaves me any time to decorate or craft. HOWEVER, I've finally made the commitment to hang some things on my bare walls...



Although I've lived in the house for going on four months, I just couldn't figure out what to do with the bare walls...and something about nailing a bunch of holes and then not being happy made me reluctant.  But, my recent trip to Ikea for frames and shelves inspired me!  I bought two Ribba picture ledges (mine are 45 1/4" in length) and used this picture (also from Ikea) as inspiration:


I still need to figure out the exact placement on my frames and accessories and actually PUT pictures in the empty frames but I can work on that over time.  For now I've used a combination of framed pictures I already had as well as some new Ribba silver frames picked up at IKEA.

The picture above highlights both an adorable sleeping kitty as well as a fugly coffee table that desperately needs to be refinished into either white, dark gray, or black...not I big fan of its current color but it's what I already own so it will have to do for now!


*UPDATE: Here's what the living room looks like now...
Gallery Wall with Floating Shelves

12 comments:

  1. I am loving your simple and easy DIY projects! SO inspiring!

    Katie
    Building a House of Love

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    1. Thanks, Katie! I try my best to keep it simple! :)

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  2. Did you screw the picture ledges into the walls, or did you use some kind of adhesive? Thanks for the inspiration!

    Katie

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    1. I used the anchors and screws that came with the picture ledges (Ribba ledges from Ikea)!

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  3. Looks great! I was just wondering the length of the ledges you used.

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    1. Hi Kristine! My ledges are 41 1/4" in length...or the longer of the two options if you click on the Ribba picture ledge link via Ikea in the post above! Thanks!

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  4. I love the homage to Bob Marley. Did you make the "Every Little Thing..." art or purchase it?

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    1. Hi Laura!

      I made it myself using Photoshop! Gotta love Marley! :)

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  5. I love your wall color! What color of paint is it?

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    1. Hi Brittany- The wall color is 'Pussywillow' by Sherwin Williams!

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  6. How much overlap do you have on your photo ledges?

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  7. Where'd you get the pillows in the last picture? I love them!

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