Time keeps on slipping away between blog posts…I finish projects and then don’t have sufficient sunshine…or motivation…to take pictures! But we are having a break in the rain this afternoon, so I thought I’d snap a few photos.
I’m happy to say that the family room project is at least 90% complete now. After long, long weeks of waiting, the new sectional arrived (more on that later), as did the material for the curtains. While I was waiting for them, I spent some time trying to decide what to hang on the walls…it was not a task for the faint of heart!
I really, really wanted a gallery wall…
…and this is what I came up with.
And although I say “I,” what I really mean is that it was a joint project between me and my best friend in Oregon. We really burned it up over text messaging!
The first thing you might notice is that I chose the white Green Dragon Inn sign. It was the first one I made, but originally I thought it blended in to the wall too much, so I made the wood one (shown here). I will admit that I actually liked it better, but with some of the other things I chose to put on the wall, the white sign ended up working better.
For example, I hung an old printer’s tray on the wall on the left of the television.
It made a fun spot to show off a few of my husband’s Lego minifigs! (You can see where the rest of the Legos reside in this room here). If I had used the wood Green Dragon sign, I think it would have been a little too much in close quarters.
As I mentioned before, my goal in decorating this room was to blend some of my husband’s geeky style with some of my vintage style. It was a challenge! I purchased some artwork on Etsy, though, that was a perfect fit.
These amazing Lord of the Rings vintage-style “travel posters” won my heart! (The artist has some other great posters for Game of Thrones and Star Wars as well.)
I surprised my husband with them, and he loved them as much as I did. They are framed in IKEA Virserum frames.
I made a “Shield of Gondor” to complete this portion of the wall. It was fun to have my husband get excited about something I was making!
The other side was simpler…I knew I wanted to include my much-loved metal clock to bring in another industrial element in the room. It took up a lot of real estate! The “B” is one of those cardboard letters from JoAnn’s. I mod-podged aluminum foil onto it ages ago (like this project), but never had the perfect place to put it…until now!
This is the wall you see as you enter the room, and it makes me smile now. I love my printer’s console, and I love my quirky gallery wall. It’s just so nice to have this room turning into something other than a dumping ground!
And here’s a little fun for you. When I ordered my LOTR Travel Posters, a little mix-up led to me receiving TWO Rohan posters. (8x10 size) I don’t really need both, so I would love for the extra one to go to someone else who will love it. If you’re interested, either for yourself or someone you love, just leave a comment on this post telling me who you would like to have the poster for, and I will choose a winner at random on Sunday (or thereabouts).
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