One Room Challenge | Week 5

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 πŸ˜‰ 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 πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ˜‰
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 thoughts on “One Room Challenge | Week 5

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

  1. 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!

    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 πŸ™‚

    1. Pennies are definitely the best choice out there for souvenirs, hands down! πŸ™‚

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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!

    1. Hahaha! Talk about last minute! If anyone can pull it off you can πŸ˜‰

    1. Thanks lady! Still reeling from the gorgeousness on your blog right now πŸ˜‰

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

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

  6. 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! πŸ˜‰ can't wait to see your finished space and have a fantastic va k ! πŸ˜‰ Lance @ Parker Kennedy

    1. Thanks so much Lance! Your IG account is one of my new faves too! πŸ™‚

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

    The Glam Pad

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

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

  9. 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!!

  10. 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!

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

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

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