The first thing I did was spray all of the non-black frames a glossy black. Not to say you have to have matching frames in a gallery wall, but since we were going for an array of art, we wanted something to be uniform. All black frames really tied things together. The rest was just working with what we had around here and we even moved a few things around some more. And now for some close-ups.
In the bottom right corner there’s a clock from Ikea and a page from an art magazine that I get. I ripped it out and framed it because I felt like I needed a pop of orange on this side of the arrangement. Soooo sentimental, huh? Next to orange pop is a picture of my parents, my sisters and I that was just taken last month when we were all reunited after a few years of not seeing each other. Josh from innov8 took the picture and I love it. Hopefully soon, we can get a similar one of Chris’s family and hang in on the wall, too. Maybe I can even convince on of Chris’s brothers to curl up on the arm of the couch with heals on like I am. Brandon? Cam? No?
You can read about our framed wedding announcement here. The big numbers are actually our house numbers that I painted over top the deer painting. It feels really clean and since this is our very first house, we are displaying those numbers proudly.
Above that group, I framed a watercolor color chart I did. A color chart framed looks money, right? Next door, I hand wrote a quote I pinned forever ago. I’m not a cutesy quotey person, but this is something that rings so true for me so I had to display it.
Above that, starting from the right is one of Greta’s foam letters from her huge play mat that all puzzles together and I have come to detest. There are letters and pieces in every room in the house. I recently boxed them all up and only take them out for her to play if she is acting insanely cranky or bored. So, I don’t think she’ll miss the “M” that much. It looks so chic framed. In the middle is an envelope from one of the many letters Chris and I wrote each other while I was on my mission. We fell in love through letters so an envelope is the perfect symbolism for us. On the left is my most favorite picture of Chris and Greta.
I ordered it (and the one of my family) through Ritzpics. They are having a special promotion right now for new customers–2 8x10s for free. Uhhh yeah. I jumped on that. Just enter TRY63B78 at checkout and you’ll just have to pay $1.99 for shipping or you can pick it up at a Ritz Camera for free. Booyah!
Above that group, I framed a still-life I did from my very first drawing class in college. I remember I stayed up all night finishing this. I even hid in the projector closet when the supervisor came around making sure all the students were gone just so I could finish it by my 8 am class. I got a B+ on it, but I still like it.
At the very top is a simple oil painting I did of the Rexburg temple, where we were married. I think it is appropriately placed at the very top of the group. I knew I wanted a picture of the temple on this wall, but there wasn’t one existing that I liked. Harsh, I know. None fit in with our space or the vibe we are going for. This painting does. It’s probably not for everyone, but we love the simplistic lines and that there’s no trees or sunset distracting from what it is. The temple.