One Room Challenge | Week 5

Wednesday, April 30, 2014


ONE ROOM CHALLENGE | WEEK five
All About the Art

Major crunch time this week. Major. Week 5?! One week to go? Ahhhh. Okay, so maybe it looks like I'm pretty good to go, BUT curveball. We're on vacation next week. The planning on that kinda sucked didn't it? Whoops ;) Anyways, that basically means I need to up and have this room ready for y'all like now.


This week I started tackling the art work! Big step for me, the perpetual procrastinating art-hanger-uper :) Minted is one of the One Room Challenge sponsors this time around and thanks to them I'm going to be able to create a pretty dramatic gallery wall. I'm pretty excited about it, not sure what I would have been able to come up with otherwise!

When it comes to gallery walls, there are two looks I'm drawn to: the first is where all the frames are the same size and color and the arrangement is perfectly linear and symmetrical. And the other? When it's built up over time using very special pieces, with no two frames alike. With all of Minted's different print framing options I figured I could "fake" the second look. So when the artwork arrived, I decided to customize a few of the frames to make them even more unique.


It was pretty easy to do, you just need some spray paint and a bit of painter's tape and voila!



Here are all of the pieces I chose from Minted. Now keep in mind, my bathroom is teeny-tiny, so most of these are 5"x7"s.


one | two | three | four | five | six | seven | eight | nine

And now for my little collection that I teased you about last week. I've been collecting these pennies for years. Every time I travel and I see a penny souvenir machine I. must. stop. and get one. It's funny I guess I only have sixteen, lol. I always thought I had more. Let me tell you though, not too long ago it was pretty difficult finding these things. I feel like in the last few years they've been popping back up again. Yay! My favorite? A pressed one cent euro coin at the Colosseum in Rome. I seriously couldn't believe my eyes when I saw it! Right?! I had no idea Europe had penny souvenirs too! Opens up a whole new world ;)


I used this frame and just hot glued them to the backing. Very easy.

Oh and here's a little update on the hook situation! Different font! Love it so much more. What do you guys think? I took Michele from My Notting Hill's advice and used a "beefier" font. Amazing difference. Thanks Michele!



Tune in next week to see all of these lovelies on the wall, mmmkay? Here's the weekly breakdown:


weekly expenses
shadowbox frame | $35.66
artwork (c/o minted) | $0
total | $35.66


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45 comments:

  1. Obsessed with how you transformed those frames- they look amazing and I adore your art selections as well. Oh and the hooks look even better!!! Love this space:)

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    1. Thanks Christine! And so happy to read the tiling situation is ironing out :) Onwards and upwards! lol

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  2. I have a pressed penny collection too, and displayed in a shadow box....makes for an unexpected conversation piece. Fun addition to your space! Looking really good!

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  3. I love that you put your own spin on those frames. This is going to look great!

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  4. Hey, glad that worked out! Love those framed pressed pennies. I'm guessing alot of people will follow suit, very creative idea.

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    1. Thank you for saving my hook situation! I was going to rush out and find new hooks and now I'm so happy with them :)

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  5. Love all the art! And how awesome do your pennies look!!! Makes me kinda mad that I've always just walked past the penny press! :)

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  6. Penny presses are our favorite souvenirs, too! Love your idea of framing them, I'll have to try that for my kids!

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    1. Pennies are definitely the best choice out there for souvenirs, hands down! :)

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  7. I love what you did to the frames and all the art you chose! I can't wait to see it all come together next week. We are leaving for the weekend so It will be so hectic early next week to get everything together. Have fun in your vacation

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  8. I wish you could have heard my gasp when I saw your frames!! They look so good with your personalization. Love what you've done so far and can't wait for next week! Have a fabulous vacation! xx

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    1. Ditto when I saw your shower curtain extravaganza! ;)

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  9. I love every piece of art that you picked out!!! And your frames will showcase it all! I need to go to Minted and see if there is anyway I can get a few pieces ASAP!

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    1. Hahaha! Talk about last minute! If anyone can pull it off you can ;)

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  10. could not be cuter!!!! great picks girl. xo

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  11. Such a great idea with the pennies! I've been collecting them with my son wondering what the hell to do with them. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Isn't it a fun way to display them? :) They make me so happy.

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  12. I could not be more in love with your framed pennies!!!

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    1. Thanks lady! Still reeling from the gorgeousness on your blog right now ;)

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  13. Love your customized frames, so chic! I also love the artwork you picked! I can't wait to see the big reveal next week!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  14. Your frames looks great with your artwork! I can't wait to see it all next week!

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  15. Love your art collection for the gallery wall. I had one of those pennies once....wonder what ever happened to it? Love the font for the hooks, much better. Have a great vacation.

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  16. We love pressed pennies, what a great idea to showcase a collection! Have a wonderful trip, I'm jealous you're all finished! :)

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    1. Ahhhh, I wish I was all finished ;) I SHOULD be...lol. Almost!

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  17. I love your gallery wall selections! Those simple frame updates make me want to pull out my box of old frames and give them a makeover!

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    1. Thanks Beth! Your Ikea frames would be PERFECT!

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  18. Wow. That is amazing how much better the change in font makes the whole hook concept look!

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    1. Right?! I had almost lost hope. Such a simple thing made such a huge difference!

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  19. Love love love it ALL!!! How much do I love Minted ! Your selection of their art pieces were the bomb ! I love your style and look ! I have totally enjoyed following you here and in IG! ;) can't wait to see your finished space and have a fantastic va k ! ;) Lance @ Parker Kennedy

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    1. Thanks so much Lance! Your IG account is one of my new faves too! :)

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  20. I cannot wait to see your gallery wall! I love those pressed pennies. Everything looks AMAZING!!

    XOXO,
    The Glam Pad

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    1. Just finished the gallery wall today! Just wow. So excited to see all the finished rooms! Thanks Andrea!!!

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  21. I love your choices from Minted and the way you customized the frames.

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  22. Love all that art work! Can NOT wait to see the grand reveal!

    XO,
    Krista
    www.goodwillglam.com

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  23. Loving the way you customized your frames. All great choices from Minted. The pennies, though are major!

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  24. Love all of the art you chose and how you customized those frames! I'm excited to see the gallery wall! Have a great vacation!!

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  25. LOVE you art. So simple yet pretty and mixed. I hung mine last night and already am second guessing all of it! arrg. Hope you love yours long time.

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  26. We do the pressed pennies too! There is a website that tells you where to find the hand-crank machines. We prefer those for some reason - nostalgia, I'm sure!

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    1. Oh I'll have to check out that website! :) I didn't even know they had non-hand-crank ones! Where's the fun in that? lol

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  27. Lovin' all the art Reichel!!!!! Can't wait to see the reveal and btw, I framed my penny souvenirs too!

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