Monday, December 15, 2014

A Christmas Gallery Wall

Festive Red Chalkboard from Denise on a Whim
I always decorate the wall in my dining room for the holidays.
This year, I began with a large chalkboard I had made out of a mirror frame.
From that, my dining room wall became a Christmas Gallery Wall!
Christmas Gallery Wall from Denise on a WhimI must admit that the gallery wall came into being for one simple reason...

I hate the wallpaper in my dining room!
So after I placed the chalkboard in position, I knew I needed to add something more
to help cover up the hideous background!

I grabbed a bunch of old frames from my garage.
They all need a little bit of shoring up so I haven't used them for any projects yet.
But I knew that with just a little temporary fixing, I could use them on my wall.
After strengthening up any loose corners,
I added some dropcloth to each frame.
Then I added embellishments,
like my twig stars.
Twig Stars in a Frame from Denise on a Whim
Inside another frame, I added some white vintage ornaments.
White Vintage Ornaments in a Frame from Denise on a Whim

White Vintage Ornaments from Denise on a Whim
This frame is adorned with an upcycled wreath.
Framed Wreath from Denise on a Whim
The wreath is the bike tire from my daughter's toddler bike.
I wrapped it in burlap and added a few poinsettias.
Burlap Holiday Wreath Made from an Old Bike Tire from Denise on a Whim
Another fabulous frame sits behind a small tree.
Framed Christmas Tree from Denise on a Whim
And, finally, I added this shutter backed with dropcloth and burlap
to fill the remainder of the wall.
Chrismtas Shutter wall Decor with Burlap and Drop Cloth from Denise on a Whim
The big, red chalkboard that I started with sits on an old wooden stand.
I added pine cones and green beads along with a candle holder to make it festive.
Pine Cones to Add a Festive Touch from Denise on a Whim
I hung some of the white ornaments underneath the stand.
Vintage Ornaments Hung Inside a Crate from Denise on a Whim
A rusty metal bowl is filled with more pine cones and a sparkly snowflake. 
Pincones in a Rusty Green Bowl from Denise on a Whim
 A vintage Pepsi crate holds a picture of my kids.
Vintage Pepsi Crate Decorated for the holidays from Denise on a Whim
The little Christmas tree sits on another crate with a small Santa.
Holiday Decorations from Denise on a Whim
And under the crate I added some red books and two frosted pears.
Red Books as Holiday Decorations from Denise on a Whim
The books are wrapped up in twine to resemble a present.
Vintage Red Books Wrapped in Twine from Denise on a Whim
And there you have my little Christmas Gallery Wall.
Hope you've enjoyed looking at it as much as I do!

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