Wall of Art for the Stairway

I found this gallery wall on Pinterest many months ago, and it made me long for a stairwell of my own.

 

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I love the black and gold frames mixed together. The staggered arrangement placed in the corner is such a unique idea. When we moved to a home with its very own stairwell, I knew I would have to mimic this idea.

I had several pieces of art I wanted to include, but not all of my frames were in the black and gold family. Luckily, we had spray paint on hand, and I could easily create the look I desired.

 

 

After this, it was simply a matter of arranging. When I do gallery walls, I try not to worry so much about spacing and just go with my gut when hanging different pieces. One thing I do recommend is to hang the largest pieces first and fill in around them.

 

 

My favorite part about my new gallery wall is that it has room to grow! I can’t wait to see where my flea market adventures and boutique shopping take this little decor feature in the future!

 

 

 

 

This would look great with any metallic color – silver, copper, bronze – you name it! In this space, I really like how the gold stands out against the gray walls.

How would you decorate your stairwell? Let me know in the comments!

XOXO…PB

 

Decluttering the Laundry Room

My husband suggested I do this post since not every DIY requires a cute little product as a result!

Our laundry room is the location of all of my craft materials, laundry essentials, and dangerous electronics that we need to keep out of the baby’s reach. It also houses the utilities. Despite this, it is a pretty big laundry room that just needs a little love. I will probably do a couple of posts about the progress we have made in making it a great place to clean clothes.

The first step was simple…more shelving! Ideally, we would have come up with a beautiful, vintage-inspired hideout for all of the random paint and fabric I own. Realistically, we don’t have the time or energy. This doesn’t mean we can’t have organization and simplicity, however.

We already had a white wire shelf above the washer and dryer, so we just decided to add a few more higher up. The effect was less clutter on the ground and just a bigger looking room in general! I know this shelving will last and we can use cute baskets to make it fit our style over time.

 

 

It is definitely a work in progress, but at least we now have floor space!

XOXO…PB