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Gallery walls seem to be all the rage these days, and I’m not gonna lie, I kind of love them. I did one in Macie’s room with frames that I purchased from Poppy Seed Projects and painted them to match her room. I filled them with photos from her newborn and later on six month and one-year photo shoots. Yes, she was a highly photographed child. And I miss that board and batten!
When it came to doing gallery walls for the twins’ room, I decided that I wanted to go with more decor and fewer photos. I chose a woodland theme since it was something gender neutral that could go both girly or boyish. Plus, I could incorporate some creative elements. The color scheme I selected was gray, mint and coral-ish pink and was based on a beautiful fabric I found for the crib sheets and ordered through Etsy seller, GRACEandCRUZ.
I also found several prints on Etsy and framed them in a mix of gold and silver frames. What I love about Etsy is that if you find something you love but maybe it’s not 100% what you want, most sellers are willing to customize your order. In the case of the second print from INVITEDbyAudriana, I had her change the text to the bible verse, “He counts the stars and calls them all by name.” Psalm 147:4.
I found a couple of cute pictures at Hobby Lobby (one which I had purchased for our motorhome and never used and it matched Lincoln’s wall perfectly!) and also some rustic looking letters for their names at Michael’s. But I was most excited about my faux deer heads! They are paper mache and cost only $2! If you don’t live near a Hobby Lobby, you can find these exact ones on Amazon here but they are more expensive. I painted the plaques light blue for Lincoln and pink for Reagan and the deer heads white with gold and silver horns. I then brushed them with liquid gold and silver foil paints and added a flower to Reagan’s and a bow tie to Lincoln’s using 3D stickers. I absolutely love them!
For the final part of their gallery walls, I purchased wood slices, painted them with chalkboard paint and added picture hangers to the back. I wrote favorite quotes on them; Lincoln’s is my favorite quote from the movie Hook.
I’m super picky about spacing things perfectly, it drives my husband crazy, so I measured the width of the cribs and worked my way in from the outsides, making sure everything was evenly spaced across before I hung anything.
I had so much fun putting this room together! It was difficult at times to find the right combo of boy versus girl but once I found the fabric for the crib sheets, it all came together! The picture below is from when we were selling our home so this is the original nursery! I miss my floors so much! 🙁 Someday I will have wood floors again!
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