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Monday, June 25, 2012

Guest Post: Ashley from Cherished Bliss


 Hello everyone! I’m so excited to be here today while Allison is out enjoying her new little bundle of joy! I’m Ashley, and I blog over at Cherished Bliss
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I can’t wait for my next baby!… meanwhile I’m still decorating my baby girl’s room (when I say baby I mean 2) Can I still call it a nursery? I hold her all day, she sleeps in her crib and we can’t leave the house without a blankie… I can call it a nursery right?! : )Well.... I’m in LOVE with this frame wall in her nursery. I don’t know what it is about a bunch of empty frames on a wall that are so appealing to me!
Cherished Bliss Shabby Chic - {Frame Wall}

Her room is kind of my favorite… it is after all what started me in my crafting adventures. I was determined to have her bedding the way I wanted it.. and that is how I taught myself to sew! If you want to check it out, you can click here. Of course we have moved twice since… in the second house it looked like this, then we moved to Wisconsin before I could finish it! I’m not really a fan of packing and unpacking! So here we are.. in Wisconsin and are probably looking at moving within the next year (buying instead of renting) So let’s see if I finish it off! I did my frame wall that I was wanting to do so I am one step closer!

 
Cherishedbliss.com Shabby Chic Nursery Gallery Wall

While I was hanging these frames, I realized that frame walls are perfect for me.. they don’t have to be perfect! Because if you know me, I HATE taking the time to measure and level and all that stuff… I just want to see the finished product! I found this to be right up my alley! Although I did put some thought into it see….
Lay out on floor

But I ended up switching a few things around (not necessarily on purpose now that I look at the photos, haha) NOW if you are a little more particular or the style doesn’t make sense for imperfections then I have this handy dandy method I THOUGHT about using. I never actually hung the pictures because well… we moved. But I’m going to one day!
Ok, so here are the steps that I took to get to this Nursery Gallery Wall

First. Buy a ton of ugly frames at garage sales and thrift shops.
Second. Paint them whatever color your heart desires
Third. Lay it out on the floor until it looks like you want, and hang them up in somewhat of the same fashion using these fantastic-ly awesome picture hanging strips
Fourth. Get some old embroidery hoops and put some fabric in them, trim off any excess. (I used nails to hang these)
Cherished Bliss - Embroidery hoop gallery wall

Fifth. Create something fun in one of the frames Framed Banner

I made these little fabric bunting. I MAY or may not have cheated a little here. That wire was already there :) BUT good news… you can totally add a wire, or some bakers twine to yours! Then I tore some strips of fabric scraps that I have been hoarding since I made her crib bedding. Then I took my mini (adorable) clothespins and folded it over the wire, clipped the pin down and looky there! Something fun in a frame : ) : )
Scrappy Framed Banner

I love mini versions of things that are bigger… those clothespins alone make me want another newborn baby!
Framed Scrappy Banner
Cherished Bliss- Shabby Chic Room

I hope you will stop by sometime and say Hi! I love meeting new people : ) You can see a few of my tutorials below... (click the pictures) Pink Lemonade Mason Jars MAIN_edited-1 Fabric Lined Drawers Paper Flower Tutorial 

If you had fun reading through my craziness I’d love to have you follow along and get to know you better!!
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Super cute Ashley! Thanks for sharing! :)


allison

4 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for having me Allison! I hope you're new little one is giving you some rest!

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  2. So sweet!! love the little clothesline!! great job! ;)

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  3. Love how it all turned out Ashley! The scraps pinned inside the frame are darling!!

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