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Bye Bye Gallery Wall

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We’re dealing with a little scope creep at our house at the moment. What started as a kitchen update, has turned into a full-scale kitchen gutting.

Sad to say, I don’t think I ever blogged this wall before we tore it down. 

As our contractor tore down the cabinets on the other side of this half wall, the stability just went to crap. He told us he’d have to rebuild the wall. Understandable. Because… code. You know, it’s kind of important. 

But yesterday, as I came upstairs just after he tore down the old wall, I couldn’t bare the thought of a new one going up. The open-ness is just too much. I need it. I need more light. I need more space. It’s going to be amazing. But that means this gallery wall will only live on in the images captured. Well… and the artwork that once filled said wall. That, I still have. It’s in boxes. And will, once again, find its way back to our walls.  

Artists represented in this wall: 

Me, Ashlee Mae, Penelope, Brittany Scott, Annie K Blake, Colt Bowden, Emily Adams, A collab between Brittany Watson Jeppson and me, Leslie Duke and Nic Annette Miller. All pieces I’ve collected over the course of 12 or so years. 

I had my friend Eirene Henderson help me put the wall together. And by help, I just gave her boxes of artwork to choose from and she worked her gallery wall magic. 

I scored this gorgeous bird from Leslie Duke on an Instagram sale. Super proud of this one. 

This one is an Annie Blake original. I love the geometric figure. 

I’m a bit sad that this wall is gone, but I’m very excited about what’s to come. The whole upstairs is going to be so open and perfect for gathering with friends. Stay tuned!! 

Penelope & Felix Shared Nursery

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PHOTODUMP!! I took about 70 pictures yesterday with Penelope at my side. I just recently gave her our 6 year old coolpix point & shoot to use at her disposal & she loves it. She looked so grown up, snapping away at her room. I had to snap this little portrait of her. I thought the lighting was perfect on her.

So, would you like a tour of Penelope & Felix’s shared space? I’ll do my best to cite all of the sources for everything, but if you find I’ve missed something, please feel free to ask in the comments.

Here’s Penelope reviewing her shot of Felix’s crib. So cute.

Here’s what her bedroom looked like before Felix moved in with her. GROSS & unfinished. We were playing around with different bedding options for Penelope before we decided a toddler bed was best.

Let’s start on Penelope’s side.

  • Pillowcase: vintage, gift from Dani
  • Small bolster & teal blanket: Little Giraffe, from BlogHer ’09
  • Park City Teddy Bear: gift from my grandparents when I was 2
  • Quilt: handmade by my mom, gift
  • Bedframe: Ikea, $90

  • Rocking chair: from Caitlin, $90
  • Watercolor: mine
  • Growth chart: Petite Lemon*
  • Mirror: Thrifted + spraypainted, $2

  • Knit wool blanket: handmade by my cousin
  • Teddy bear: gift
  • Pillows handmade by me (left, right)

  • Peacock print: A Vintage Poster*
  • Frame: Michaels + spraypainted, $10
  • Trash can: Ikea, $25 – this is where her toys hide
  • Night stand: hand-me-down from mom & repainted
  • Dinos: Walmart + spraypainted, $2
  • Book basket: thrifted, $1
  • Dachshund lamp: won from a Clever Tomato giveaway
  • Rug: Urban Outfitters, $50
  • Curtains: Ikea, $15

I really need to get a pic of Felix up there. Stat.

  • Frames: thrifted + spraypainted, $1.50
  • Painting: mine
  • Shelf: Ikea, $6

  • Chairs: Ikea, $30
  • Trash can: Ikea, $25
  • Wooden bead roller coaster: Ikea, $8
  • Charley Harper Blocks: gift from mother-in-law
  • Puzzle & piano: gift from mom
  • Ball vacuum toy: thrifted, $1
  • Love Poster: won on Made By Girl giveaway
  • Frames: Ikea, Michaels + thrifted, $26

  • Felix’s crib: hand-me-down
  • Elephant print: A Vintage Poster*
  • Frame: Michaels, $10
  • Bear: gift
  • Yellow bed sheet: vintage, gift from Dani
  • Blanket: Chris’s old baby blanket
  • Mobile: handmade by me

 So, there you have it: Felix & Penelope’s room is COMPLETE and for just under $400 total. This total includes everything we’ve ever spent on this room. NOT BAD, eh? Penelope does a fantastic job of making big messes in here, but now that it’s all decorated it’s somehow easier to clean. Do you find that way about finished rooms?

I love that there’s a lot of sentimental furniture, decorations & toys in this room. It certainly adds a lot to the personality & feeling of love that I want in my home. What do you think? How do you decorate with love?

For comparison, this is what Penelope’s bedroom looked like at our old place.

*Peacock & Elephant posters provided by A Vintage Poster. Growth Chart provided by Petite Lemon.

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