Happy New Year to you all!! I haven't been on the blog for a bit here and am anxious to get back into the swing of things! The break is always necessary for me and by shutting things off I feel I become a better mom, friends, wife and creator for you guys! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and let's just hope and pray that 2022 is on the up?? Pretty please??
The first project to start off 2022 is a DIY gallery wall I did using very inexpensive frames from Dollarama and some gorgeous prints I downloaded from an incredible Canadian Etsy account called North Prints. I came across this Etsy account while I was actually scrolling through Facebook Marketplace for some local art. It was one of those pop up ads that Facebook is so famous for....you know the ones?? The ads that literally feel like they are reading your mind. It's creepy sometimes and does slightly concern me, lol! By finding some beautiful art prints on Etsy at such an affordable, rate I was inspired to create a new feature above my other recent Facebook Marketplace find, my new cream linen sofa!
I mean isn't she a beauty?! This was such a find you guys! Here's the link for the couch. It's seriously the nicest sofa I've ever owned! I scored this beauty for $500 in pristine condition, and managed to sell my previous one for $450....so I basically like to say I paid $50 for a $2400 couch, lol! AND better yet, it was for sale in my neighbourhood!! Literally 2 minutes from my house, so obviously it was meant to be right?!
Alright so let's get back to why we are here, the gallery wall!! That blank wall above was calling for something special. I had a few ideas in mind, but once I found the Etsy art I knew I had to go in that direction. I would need some frames for the art, so I figured this would be a good opportunity to show you guys how to take some ordinary boring frames from a place like a Dollar Store and jazz them up a few notches to make them look like high end picture frames like the ones you would see at Pottery Barn or Michaels.
Here's one of my favorite inspo pics I found online of the paint colour and the wood bead details I was thinking of trying to achieve. This frame was from Olive & Birch. I just loved the colouring of the wood and that subtle white washed look. I figured this would be an easy enough look to replicate using items I already had at home and a couple things I would need to pick up.