You know what I love about DIY projects and home improvement? Well, let me tell you! You get to do things that you thought you would never want to do. Like for instance, I never knew I wanted a hammer drill or that I would want to drill holes in a brick wall. I so do and did though!
Today, I am revealing our gallery wall we added in our foyer. It is so special to us. I love that it is the first thing you see when you walk in the door to our home. We installed it on our wedding anniversary and it seemed fitting to do so. We’ve been married 11 years! Wow! Time flies!
I wanted it to tell a story, so let the story telling begin…
I left a little wiggle room so we can add to it over time, but I just love the way it turned out.
To start our story we are going to explain the word art.
Here’s that wonderful Geezee’s Canvas Art again. Every word or phrase on there is something Dave and I love or share in common. Our initials and the kids names are easy to figure out, but what is 320? 3-20, or March 20th the day we met. Where did we meet? Theo’s Java Club. Where did we get married? Tanglewood Chapel. Where have we lived? Spring Street, Brandywine Drive, Apt. 4, Manchester. Our nicknames for each other? Big spoon, little spoon. Places we love? Springreen, APT (American Player’s Theatre), and Highway 42 which is in Door County.
That’s a fun little conversation piece. Below it we have a picture of us and where we live now. That cool Illinois art is actually a cutting board, but we decided it would be perfect on our wall. It was a last-minute thrifty find.
Below the state art we have a couple black + white photos.
The first photo, I had the boys select. Fall is our favorite season so they chose this picture of us at the apple orchard. Next to that is a photo of the coffee shop that Dave and I met at.
Then, we have the B + W abstract art that the boys made with me. It’s one of my favorite things. I love thinking about how happy they were to help me make it.
That photo on canvas is a photo from a session we had for our 10 year wedding anniversary.
And above that are some tickets from the outdoor theatre in Wisconsin that we love to go to every year. You read that right. Dave and Kristin love to go to Shakespeare plays in the park. Nerd alert! We love it!!
There you have it–the wall of Cadwallader. That sounds like something that should be in the Lord of the Rings or something.
By the way, it was incredibly hard to get that shot above considering there is a wall less than 5 ft. directly across from it.
Here’s a source list of where we got it or how we DIY’ed this wall:
Brown wood frames thrifted
Ticket stub art with a thrifted frame and contact paper from TJ Maxx