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I’m so in love!!! I’ve been working on the final touches of my kitchen and hearth room for the past few weeks. But this project is over a year in the making. I have painted my Kitchen Cabinets.. ok I have one set of cabinet doors drying… it took me a YEAR to paint these. And I thought they would be done in one week.
I’ve also organized all of the interiors of the cabinets… with this system here. I’ve completed tons of other projects but have not had a chance to share them with you but they are coming soon.
But this week I was able to finally get my gallery wall finished in the hearth room and I’m so super in LOVE!!! So let’s talk about it shall we…
The Framing Process
“to frame or not to frame”
The short answer is “yes” you want to frame your artwork. Now you just have to make the choice whether to frame them yourself, have a professional frame them or have Minted send them to you framed.
I choose to have 3 of them professionally framed and 2 framed by Minted. 2 of the frames I had professionally done were actually from Goodwill and one was built for the large yellow flower print. I am super happy that they all look amazing but the process was quite different.
With Minted your artwork comes to your door perfectly framed and ready to hang. Using a professional took me forever. It was an event to get the 3 other pieces in and wait in line, then fill out all the forms. Then I had to wait a month to get the custom framed art back.
Was it less expensive? In the long run no… it was not. I wish I would have had them all framed by Minted.
One last note: the great thing about Minted frames is that they worked well with the existing frames I had from Goodwill and the one I had professionally framed. If you have existing framed pieces Minted frames will work well with others.
Picking Out the Artwork
If you haven’t been to Minted.com yet STOP right now and go over. Then come back of course. Minted has a great tool that allows you to create groupings or galleries to see what artwork you like together. Here’s my inspiration board below.
The design board is really helpful when choosing art from Minted. You can save them and make changes to the as needed. I wish I could say picking the artwork was easy but it’s NOT simply because there are so many AMAZING artists and so many INCREDIBLE pieces of art.
I picked these pieces based on their colors and what inspired me. I was a child in the 80’s and the Doodlebus game was a family favorite. The feathers remind me of each member of are family and how different we are. The birds in flight represent freedom and life. The flowers are the essence of beauty and the hand is creativity and the art of creating. You see I had some inspiration on selecting the art but it wasn’t super easy. I could buy 100 more there are so many great choices.
Creating A Gallery Around a TV
Creating the gallery wall is sort of all in the eye of the beholder. There are tons of ways you can create a gallery wall and in fact I may expand on this one. But for now I’m going for the “less is more” look. This area is actually quite small and I don’t want to overpower the room with art.
The biggest tip on hanging art around a TV is to make sure your not leaving to much space between the TV and the art. I would say around 6-8 inches is perfect. Then just play around with your pieces and find the right balance. I”m still tempted to move a couple around myself and that’s fine.
This type of gallery is suppose to be playful and fun … so do just that HAVE FUN!
Resources for Artwork
“The Peace Van on the Road” by Alston Wise
“Bold Leaves” by Kelly Ventura
“Landing ” by Neeta Sawhney
“Forsythia ” by Vanessa Wyler
“Healer” by Betty Hatchett