Friday, March 14, 2014

Gallery Wall Evolution - behind the sofa...

Living Room Gallery Wall (Behind the Sofa)

In the Beginning...

Below - Summer 2012
This was the original gallery wall done after I painted the living room greige. 
I used antlers, metallic gold and silver items along with some dark wood framed mirrors, 
and added some eclectic elements like the plaster face, a bronze Eiffel Tower souvenir, a milagro cross, a British coat of arms, and some vintage house numbers.
It made a nice-sized area above the center of the sofa.

Below - Fall 2012
Growth - Thrift store shopping netted more vintage gold frames, 
I painted some small neutral modern art pieces 
and added some industrial metal finds to the mix. 
This allowed expanding the vignette all the way to the ends of the sofa.

Below - Summer 2013

Still growing, using the antlers with more grey, gold, silver and white small mirrors,
 along with empty frames small art pieces and other elements

Fall 2013
This is my favorite so far. Still adding - but focusing on metallics - gold, silver, grays using mostly mirrors, incorporating a mix of both vintage and faux antiqued mirrors 
made using Krylon Looking Glass paint. I will probably do this again in the fall, 
adding any new metallic mirrors to the mix! 

Spring 2014 
I wanted a new, simpler, mostly-white look in the living room for spring. 
To keep things interesting, I used a variety of whites and textures; Italian frames 
that were found gilded, and I painted them white. I used a very crazed vintage 
ironstone platter, added white wall sconces with  white ceramic candlesticks and candles,
and faux antique mirrors. My technique for making faux mirrors and mercury glass 
is improving as I try adding other elements to make the finish richer.

It does take a little work - filling nail holes and touching up paint, but the end result of each change is rewarding. I can change my living room without much expense, time or effort.

Word for the Day:
2 Kings 20:2
Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord...

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Audrey said...

Well Revi ... I'm loving the new Spring 2014 look and I am sure that whatever you add to it will be very impressive. Love that old platter. Good that you can change it up for the seasons. You have had a lot of interesting things on your
wall, so you still have lots to choose from. So inspiring. I'm in a slump and need inspiration to get some Spring stuff up.
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

must love junk said...

Revi, I really like the white! :)

lynn said...

this is such a pretty version--perfect for spring, revi!

chateau chic said...

Wow, I thought I was bad about starting over on a gallery wall! I guess we're all alike. :-)) Loved what you had before, but the spring one is looking like a nice fresh change.
Mary Alice


Oh rev! I absolutely love it! The antlers are so cool, I think they need to go back up there. Lol

Super chic look going on.

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

love the Spring look! love the faux mirrors and mercury glass. Great job

Unknown said...

Revi, love the look especially that ironstone platter. Is that the couch you painted??

Ricki Treleaven said...

Wow, I love the pales with textures for spring so much. I love it! I'd pinned the fall version on my Home Gallery board, but now I'll pin the spring version, too. *awesome*

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh I love all of them, but I really do like the spring, so fresh. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty