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Rifle Paper Co. Gallery Wall

Monday, August 5, 2013

Hello Monday people!!

This weekend I tackled a project that I had been dreaming of ever since I saw this post on Young House Love, a few months back.

In the post, they talked about how they took a beautiful calendar and made it into inexpensive art. And guess what? The calendar that they used was the one we already had hanging on our walls!

The calendar in question was this one:

Only this is the 2014 desk version. We have a big, wall sized one. I loved/ still love all the beautiful paintings of cities around the world. I was planning on letting enough of the year pass that I could gather calendar pages to turn into art. Then, I set my eyes on this little baby

This calendar had paintings of America, and I was in love with them. My favorites were Kentucky and Washington DC. You can see those if you follow the link to the calendar, or just hold tight and see what I did with the art. 

I ordered the calendar last Monday, ready to anticipate it's arrival for a week. It came on Wednesday and I was BLOWN AWAY. So, note to all.. if you ever order anything from the Rifle Paper Company website, it will come fast. If you aren't already familiar with Rifle, I'd encourage you to check out the website. There are tons of amazing paper goods and they are known to be found on the cheap during Anthropologie sales or on Amazon. 

A few trips to Target later, an empty wall of our office turned into this: 


Don't mind the sick nasty random internet cord that is handing out of the wall. It's a burden in my life. We did have a bookcase covering the cord for awhile, but the problem with that is that you can't get to the thermostat. We're working on some plans to move the cord down. :) 

At first, I only hung 6 frames. And by I, I mean Ben. :) 


I liked it, but the wall felt empty and incomplete. 

So we hung the three other frames. Then I realized they were too low. So I had Ben rehang them all.... two more times. Yikes. I'm thankful for this patient man. Here's a side by side comparison of the heights. 


I am so happy with the finished product! It's pretty bold.. but I love the art and the structure it brings to that little wall that has been empty for so long! I can hardly believe I moved in here 8 months ago.. what?!


Here's a closer look! Yes, I keep an 8 x 10 photo of my hubs playing baseball as a child in our office. 





Did anyone else complete a home project this weekend? Or a project of any kind? I'd love to hear about it! 

10 comments:

  1. Beautiful job! It looks gorgeous!!! I can't wait for you to come offer some design advice for our home. I really want to do a collage wall in our nursery, and it appears that has your name written all over it! :)

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  2. Oh my GOSH. I absolutely LOVE this and am sooooooo doing this. I just have to it. Rifle Paper is only the most amazing EVER. And I love how you have Savannah up there! REPRESENT! <3

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  3. I loveee it! I had seen the same YHL post and wanted to recreate it in our hallway, but never did. I really like the American cities more than the world cities. I think I'm going to buy the calendar and do the same thing. It'll especially be sweet to have something of Las Vegas hanging on our house once we leave here (still counting down the months until we do...). Oh, and ya'lls office is lovely! The chesterfield couch might still be my favorite :)

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  4. I love this! I've been looking for some gallery-style inspiration and this fits the bill.

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  5. Your style is amazing! I love what you did with the wall, so fun and unique. And childhood photos are the best! Cute touch.

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  6. Found your beautiful blog through Bloom and I'm so glad I did!
    Your "About" video gave me the chills a number of times and I cannot wait to carry on reading.
    xx

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  7. Love it! I had originally admired the worldwide calendar, but since John and I hadn't traveled to... um... ANY of the countries, it didn't seem like the best fit for us. I hadn't seen the America version before this post, but it looks like it would be right up our alley!

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  8. FYI friend, this is on sale for $13 from Rifle Paper Co. right now! I just ordered one so that we can do something similar in our long and awkward hallway wall! :)

    xoxo

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