A gorgeous ikat stencil is sort of hard to compete with though. The wall directly opposite of the stencil wall houses a gallery of photos. I just added the finishing touch, so I thought I'd show you.
The finishing touch was turning this
I finally found the perfect fabric to line the back of this frame! This is a dollar store frame and I used command tape to adhere the stainless letter "P" to the front. The letter was a Target purchase from years ago. It sat with a cardboard backing for about 8 months until I found this fabric! Here's a closer look at a few of the other frames that make up this gallery wall.
My hub proposed with a fortune cookie at the Chinese restaurant where we had our first date, Peking Dragon in Dana Point, California. Clearly I kept my fortune from that night. It's the only one I've ever kept!
We took a generations photo a few years before my grandmother passed, and I've treasured this ever since. While I love this picture because of what it represents, it also makes me think whoever thought highlights only in the front was a good look was clearly mistaken. :)
Awwww - once upon a time we were young!
I framed our moving announcement. I found these on Etsy from Greencard Designs. She makes personalized moving announcements and lots of other cool stationary items.
So that's the ikat wall's step sister, what do you all think of her? I know a dining room isn't the room you'd usually add a gallery, but I really love having all these family photos/keepsakes in a room where we break bread together. There something about this wall that gives this room a comfortable, casual vibe. At least it does for me. Do you have a gallery wall in a not so common place in your home? Do you like to mix your frames or are you a one frame color person?
Oh yeah and did you watch The Voice?! Who do you think is going to win?!!!!!