Tired of Hearing About the Gallery Wall?

The gallery wall from the mudroom to the kitchen is finished. Finally.

The gallery wall is on the left when entering the kitchen from the mudroom.
The gallery wall is on the left when entering the kitchen from the mudroom.

I would call this a collected gallery wall with an eclectic theme.  I put together things I like and things that have personal meaning.

This wall is all about us.
This wall is all about us.
1. Small stone shelf from Wells Cathedral, 2. Pencil drawing of a mill by Yours Truly, 3. Piece of drift wood from Mother, 4. Biblical quote given by our son, 5. Chalkboard with vintage frame, 6. Plate, 7. Postcard of drawing I found attractive, 8. My baby picture, 9. Photo of me in college, 10. Vintage photo of Paris, 11. Favorite photo of Charlie, 12. Bocca della Verita replica from Rome, 13. and 14. Postcard of a painting of Venice, 15. Photograph of my great grandmother, 16. Vintage photo of Paris, 17. Celtic cross from Ireland.
1. Small stone shelf from Wells Cathedral, 2. Pencil drawing of a mill by Yours Truly, 3. Piece of drift wood from Mother, 4. Biblical quote given by our son, 5. Chalkboard with vintage frame, 6. Plate, 7. Postcard of drawing I found attractive, 8. My baby picture, 9. Photo of me in college, 10. Vintage photo of Paris, 11. Favorite photo of Charlie, 12. Bocca della Verita replica from Rome, 13. and 14. Postcard of a painting of Venice, 15. Photograph of my great grandmother, 16. Vintage photo of Paris, 17. Celtic cross from Ireland.

It’s not symmetrical but it is balanced along a diagonal axis running from bottom left to upper right.

The wall is balanced diagonally with the chalkboard being the approximate center.
The wall is balanced diagonally with the chalkboard being the approximate center.

Unfortunately I can’t take a photograph of the full wall because the hallway is too narrow.

The left side.
The left side.
The right side.
The right side.

Rather than being viewed as one scene, each item can be discovered individually.

Before
Before

Everyone who enters the house will have to pass by it.

After.
After.

Of course there’s always room for tweaking.

What are you working on?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

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