Wednesday, April 8, 2015

My Gallery Wall And A Giveaway!



You may remember some months ago I mentioned that I was going to finally be tackling my stair wall?  I've been collecting a few things for some time but  taking the plunge is a whole different story.    For some reason this job was a little intimidating to me.



I've never actually done a gallery wall before.   I've seen pictures all over Pinterest of course and blog posts with instructions on how to do it.  I didn't want mine to look like every other gallery wall out there,  but I sure needed some ideas.




Cutting paper to the size of all my pictures and items I would be hanging, and then taping them to the wall with frog tape is genius!  I moved them around for days until I finally got them to a place I felt comfortable with.  And even then I left it a few more days while I made sure it was what I wanted.




The other thing I liked about the paper taped to the wall is that I measured and marked right on the paper and nailed my picture hanging hooks right through the paper.  Less marking up the wall that way.  





I got all my big items hung and then I stood back and took a really long look before I started filling in the blank spaces with my little things.  




I used some old horse shoes that we've collected through the years, as well as a few other old things that have meaning to us.




These spurs were our sons first pair when he was just ten years old and they were handmade by an old cowboy friend of my Dad's.  They are special to me!





 The above pictures were taken by my cousin at my parents ranch in New Mexico.  I love them.  I purchased frames from Hobby Lobby that look like old barn wood.




I am totally in love with the cow pictures I took and had made into canvases.  Both of them are 16 x 24 and I think they look fantastic on the wall.  




I hung a few antique tools that belonged to my husband's father.  And of course my Farmers Market sign I made and told you about here.   It fits just the way that I envisioned it would!




And there it is.  Finished!  

Now, the best part... the giveaway!  



I was contacted recently by CanvasPop asking if I would like to review one of their canvases.  The timing was perfect as I was in the process of working on this wall so of course I said yes!   I emailed them this beautiful photo that my daughter took of my little grand-daughters standing on the bank of our pond.   This gorgeous 16 x 24 canvas arrived within a week.   I love how vivid and bright the colors are.  They are very true to the original photo.  




So here is the deal!  One lucky reader will be chosen to win a 16 x 20 canvas stretched on a .75" frame depth and free shipping.  That is an $80 value! 


To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment on this blog post!  Please make sure I have a way of contacting you should you win.  This giveaway will be open until next Thursday, April 16th.  


And to make the deal even sweeter, every reader will receive a 35% off discount until the last day of April.  All you have to do is click here to go to CanvasPop's website, follow all the very easy instructions to upload your picture, choose your canvas, and enter the offer code RFS35 at checkout.    (You will find their website extremely user friendly.)


Have you ever had a photo made into a canvas?  This is my first time and wow do I ever love how they look!  I've got a few of the ranch pictures my cousin took that I would like to have done in a photo collage for my parents and you can do that on a canvas at CanvasPop.  I'm super excited to use the above discount code and order one! 


Happy Spring!

50 comments:

  1. Your collage wall is a perfect reflection of your home! Thanks for the tip on deciding placement with paper and tape - that's genius!

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  2. Love the cattle pictures! Sign me up for the giveaway.

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  3. It really looks so pulled together. I know what you mean about being intimidated by the selection of placement. The personal items make such a wonderful addition. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  4. Dori, I love how you have mixed your collage of memories together on your wall. The son's spurs and the antique tools from your husband's family link your pictures. It says Family. I know that wall makes you smile. Thank you for the chance of the giveaway.

    Take care.
    Emily

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  5. Dori, your wall turned out wonderful, and I love that it isn't overdone and easy on the eye, I am not into clutter.

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  6. Love the way your wall turned out. The canvas of your granddaughters is beautiful

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  7. Love your wall!
    I do have a canvas of The Chief at work...I love it! One of my daughters had a couple of canvases done of wedding pics that she loves, too!

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  8. Your wall is great! I like that you not only put up pictures but added tangible items that hold a special meaning to you and your husband. Your giveaway and discount code comes at the perfect time for me. I'm getting ready to do the wall behind our couch with pictures of our farm animals. I'm anxious to see it complete!

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  9. Love the beautiful canvas of your darling grandgirlies. And your gallery wall is so nicely done and so very meaningful and specific to your family. Perfection!

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  10. Love your gallery wall, and the canvases are beautiful! Gives me some ideas for a huge blank wall in my living room!

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  11. Beautiful! I love the results! Awesome idea of placing paper on the wall first. This could be used in all types of situations. It has spurred me to get my family picture made into a canvas. I plan to put a collage in our front entry way. A large canvas of the kiddos surrounded by smaller framed individual pictures. Thanks for the discount code.

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  12. Genius! What a great idea, to use the paper the same size AND nail the hanger too........!! I have the perfect photo if I were to win this wonderful giveaway.....my daughter with her horse, it would be amazing blown up on canvas. Always enjoy reading your posts!

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  13. I love your gallery wall! Thanks much for a chance at this awesome giveaway ~ Amy M.

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  14. oh my goodness....I LOVE YOUR WALL!!!!!.....it looks awesome!!!!!....the best way to get ahold of me is cowpokes95@aol.com....i love the canvas prints, I don't have any, but I love them....

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  15. Great job! I love that your wall has meaning to you and not just stuff from the store to fill a space. I had a canvas done of my kids a few years ago, I love it! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  16. I love how the wall turned out!!

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  17. Love it! We just did a gallery wall in my sister's room. I think the most intimidating part is how to start placing things!

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  18. I love your gallery wall! It turned out great! What beautiful pictures.

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  19. Oh Dori, wow what a beautiful gallery. pl sign me up. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  20. The wall looks just right. Everything is coming together so beautifully in your house. We need to visit again soon!!! Ginny V in AZ

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  21. I love your walls. The cow pics are great! vandenbossche3@hotmail.com

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  22. It's just perfect! I admire the way you go about things so planned out and precise. I wonder if you could give this gal (whofliesbytheseatofherpants) a class on that? Lol love your photos!

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  23. Your wall looks fantastic. What a treasure the canvas is of your granddaughters. I would love one for my grandchildren. Thank you for the giveaway. I love the cow pictures too. My e-mail is moonbeam276@yahoo.com

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  24. Choosing just one picture will be hard!
    Bows9665@gmail.com

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  25. Dori,
    I love your gallery wall. My favorite is of your cows! I have never had a photo done into a canvas...would love to win!
    Lori

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  26. Before you committed to your beautiful arrangement, did you leave room to add to your layout? Thank you for sharing. I love your calf photos!

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  27. Your gallery wall turned out wonderful. We have a smaller area to work with, but your wall inspires me to think outside the decorating box. :0) We've never had our pictures put on canvas. Yours turned out great! Thanks for sharing.

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  28. Please! I am getting married in June so a new canvas for our home would be lovely!

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  29. This is such a neat idea and I would love to win one for my home.
    dez3b at yahoo dot com

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  30. Such a beautiful job Dori! Love this wall - you really have a good eye for decorating. Love, Edie

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  31. That's a darling picture of your granddaughters. And I love your added touches on you gallery wall. Thanks for the giveaway!!
    adesplin@gmail.com

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  32. OMG... This is just darling...I love everything you did and that photo of your darling grandgirls is beautiful...I've been wanting to do a gallery wall as well and I think the idea to tape the art to the wall first with paper is brilliant! I
    ll be giving that a try as well!
    Please enter me in your giveaway! Hugs,
    Deb

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  33. Your wall looks terrific! I especially like the canvas prints -- of the cows & calves and girls. The additions of spurs and horse shoes and tools are clever too. Just great!

    I have one canvas of sheep and I just love it! Please toss my name in the hat.

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  34. i love the wall! just wonderful!

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  35. forgot to leave my info. i am anonymous april 11 at 6:21pm estherdeakins@yahoo.com

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  36. Your new gallery wall looks wonderful! Thank you so much for giving us the chance to win a fun and generous prize.

    clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  37. What a wonderful wall! I've been wondering about making a picture into a canvas. It's so lovely!

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  38. WOW! You did an awesome job! LOVE it! And the canvas of your granddaughters is priceless.
    Thanks for your generosity!! Cathy in Idaho. My e-mail is: bobcathy@idaho.net

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  39. Love your gallery wall.,lamissy01@gmail.com

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  40. You have such a talent Dori. I love your gallery wall, and everything you've done with your home! Laurie in San Juan Capistrano, CA email : tuttlefamily@cox.net

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  41. Your gallery wall turned out amazing! Your idea of using paper to plan the layout is fabulous! Thanks for the great ideas and also the giveaway. I have been wanting to order several canvas prints, but wasn't sure which company to use. I didn't know about CanvasPop until your post! Would love to win, but even if I don't, I plan to order from them. mowiss (at) hotmail.com

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  42. Beautiful!! As always, you did a great job on this! And genius idea for the paper/measuring!!! :)

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  43. Ohhh this is such a special giveaway. Hope to win xx
    katch05 at gmail dot com

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  44. I really wish I had such a creative brain, I just tend to decorate spur of the moment, everything is a random miss mash - this looks so fantastic and has inspired me to plan more!

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  45. This would be so amazing to win! :)

    heatheranne99 at gmail dot com

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  46. Boy, I have such a fixation with pictures if I hung all I own I would have a gallery house, not just a gallery wall! So I just keep on rotating several at a time. Your wall turned out wonderfully. The give-away would be a blast to win, thanks for the chance. Teresa CottageLodge.net

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  47. This looks wonderful Dori! I'm in love with the cow pictures, and the canvas of your granddaughters is so adorable! The whole thing looks great. Thanks for the idea of taping paper to the wall. I am always so afraid I'll step back and have to move everything ;)

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