Gallery Wall for Spring?
Hi folks! I am contemplating a project and need your help deciding whether to proceed…
Here’s the deal: I have been saving a gazillion thrift store frames that were left over from another project. They have been crowding the apartment for sometime now and I need to use them or get rid! When I first purchased them, I was thinking of painting the frames white so I didn’t mind the 70′s oak wood; but now I am liking a mix of wood frames together to create a more rustic and vintage vibe.
I’m going for this type of look:
I also have some beautiful floral prints from an old book I found at a thrift store. All of the prints are: yellow, peach, and coral roses. They have been eagerly been waiting spring to displayed.
Since I have been dreaming about a gallery wall in the living room, I’m thinking these old frames and pretty prints could mix well together. I am hoping the cohesive prints will balance out the mix of wood/less than attractive frames and make a big statement. I also think the mix of wood would bring a little masculinity to the feminine prints (you guys know my house would be completely white, pink and gold if I could…poor Brad).
I am worried about wasting time by getting the prints in the frames, up on the wall, and then hating it. But, if it does work I’d be happy to invest the time, since the prints were $1 total and the frames were $.50-$1 each.
This is the layout I am thinking:
Should I give it a try? Or just donate the frames back to the thrift store without looking back?