Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Procrastination Prevention: The Kitchen Gallery Wall

I am the Queen of the almost-finished project.  You know the kind.  The ones where you are about 80% complete but something happens (you run out of time, supplies, inspiration, etc).  Then one thing leads to another and weeks, months (who am I kidding) YEARS sometimes pass before you get around to finishing it.  In an effort to shame myself in to actually finishing something I thought I'd lay it bear for all the world to read about.  Make fun of me as you see fit.

First up is the kitchen gallery wall. 

I love a gallery wall and I worked hard to get this one looking just right.  I searched high and low for the right mix of frames and mats.  I made templates for all the frames and taped them to the wall until I got the exact look I wanted.  I even made little gesture drawings to note what was in each photo.   I got ALMOST everything framed and hung.

(notice the two remaining placeholders?) 

It's been over a year now and I still haven't had mats cut to fit these two pics.  One is not a standard size picture and one is not a standard size frame or picture.  Now it is time to finish this project!!  I'll keep you posted on my progress.  If it works I have plenty of other things to add to the list.

Don't even get me started about the space below the chair rail!


  1. Amiee - i think it looks fabulous and I am so similar it's not even funny. takes me back to our board days of making sure everything was 'perfect' before we completed it :) LOVE the lamp over your dining room table too - where did you find it!!


  2. Ha! Yes, I do not miss those board days (well maybe a little, I would be a much better student now!) I bought the pendants (there's a smaller one over the sink too)online from Design Public. They're the Meridian lights from Lights Up! As lighting goes they were pretty cheap and I didn't want to spend a ton of money on them since I want to eventually do a full gut remodel of the space. I'll send you the link!


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