Confession: Occasionally I work on a project, share a sneak peek of it on Facebook or Instagram, finish it up, and then completely forget to blog about it. It might happen more often than “occasionally” too. Friends and readers will ask me, “Hey, what happened to Project XYZ that you were working on?” Oops, sorry about that. I swear that I don’t do it on purpose! I always get immediately engrossed with my next project, and sometimes I just forget to go back and catch up on the old stuff.
My bright and colorful gallery wall that I shared on Instagram over FOUR months ago was one of my most popular photos of the year, and yet I never wrote a post about it (I honestly thought that I had though!). I’m going to attempt to relocate this entire gallery display to another wall next week to make room for our homeschool maps and calendars, so I figured it was time to go back and share it with you!
I’ve been collecting fun whimsical shaped wood frames over the past couple of years, but I could never decide on an arrangement or a potential color palette that I was happy with. I can’t even tell you how many times I laid those frames out over and over again, got completely overwhelmed with the options, and then tucked them back away in a drawer. I am the very definition of indecisiveness! Finally one day I decided that I should just use ALL of the colors and go for it.
I painted my frames a bunch of bright colors, and then decided that if I was going to go Rainbow Brite with the color scheme, I might as well add a little glitter in there too (am I right!?). I used DecoArt Glamour Dust paint to add some sparkle to a few of the pieces, and I love how they turned out! The paint contains ultra fine glitter so it brushes on like a dream – there’s no chunkiness to it like some other paints have, just loads of shimmer.
After just ONE coat of Glamour Dust the black and gold keys were gorgeous and shimmery! The silver keys still showed a bit of the brown base color through after the first coat, but after a quick second coat they were solidly bright and shiny like the others.
I glued a tiny rare earth magnet to the back of each key and hung them up on these scalloped metal bulletin boards. I honestly couldn’t stop glittering things, so I added black and gold glittery stripes to the flight of my pink arrow, too. LOVE it!
Seriously, you need to see the close-up of this paint to appreciate it! Look at how smooth and shiny these gold stripes are! This was after only ONE coat of Gold Glitz Glamour Dust paint with no base coat!
I adore the finished gallery, and I love that there are some glitzy accents, but that they don’t completely take over the whole space. The wall is definitely ME and my favorite things – there’s lots of color, some vintage sheet fabric for the #5, polka dots, scalloped edges, raw pallet wood, watercolor and hand-lettered art prints and a globe.
I’m sort of bummed that we need to relocate it, but it’s going to look awesome hanging up over my green painted sofa in the front entry room. This time, I promise that I’ll remember to share it when we’re finished!