Guys! I am so excited to share with you this step of the project!!! To anyone just joining in, I am redoing my stairway for the One Room Challenge. A bunch of home bloggers get together and redo one room over 6 weeks- welcome to week 4. To begin my stair renovations, I had the perfect inspiration photo of a big gallery wall on stairs with floor to ceiling beautiful art.
Then I found an artist with art I really, really loved (Motivated Wall Art on Etsy). She has printable art and I love her modern aesthetic and that she uses a lot of pink. Her prints are also really affordable, which I also appreciate. I picked out a bunch of her pieces that worked together, got them printed, and started framing them in Ikea Ribba frames.
I used 5 different sizes of frames to create some variation. Sometimes I used the mats that come with the frames and sometimes I didn’t. Again, I wanted to create interest. I love that Ribba frames are so affordable. And it’s a good thing they are because I ended up using 21 frames on this one wall!
My concern with trying to replicate the inspiration image above is that I had picture molding and that picture didn’t. I worried that the spacing from the picture molding would mess with my vision. I decided to just go for it and I started by hanging the largest frames on the wall. They were put in the top three squares:
Hanging the art was a little crazy because I had to stand on the top of a 12′ ladder and get everything perfectly centered. Picture me sweaty and being a little afraid :). I then continued on the lower squares. I made sure to work in odd numbers.
At this point I had 13 frames on the wall and had ran out of art for this project… So I bought 8 more frames and filled in the empty spaces.
So much better! Everything was filled in and I LOVE it! The soft touches of pink and perfect for my space. It feels very sophisticated with all of the matching frames and mats. To finish off, I used a level to make sure each picture was straight and then used command strips to anchor the lower frames to the wall. We don’t want them knocked off the wall on accident of by my sweet toddler.
Shall we rewind just a bit and remember how this view used to look?
It legitimately makes me want to cry seeing how bad it used to be! The funny thing is I didn’t think it was that bad! Thank goodness for my husband for talking me into this project!
I’m super thrilled with how it has come together so far! The view from the living room is much better. I will show all over photos for the reveal (only a few weeks away)! Next week, I am going to go over the plan on what we are going to do for the stairs. As a reminder, here is how they looked a few weeks ago. Now we have trim on that wall, but the stairs are still frightening.
Stay tuned! We are just getting started! If you are just now joining us, Here is the plan and before photos from week 1:
Here is how I painted it from grey to white (without a ladder) from week 2:
Here is how I added the picture molding trim on the stairs, even with the crazy angles from week 3:p.s. want a free course on how to style your accessories to look amazing? Click below to get your free ecourse!