A Gallery Wall For My Girls

What to do when my vision for a simple gallery wall is threatened by an ugly thermostat? You might be surprised with my decision. I’m so happy with how it turned out!

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Since I’ve received feedback that the link I originally shared in this story does not work reliably, I have brought my original post over here to Home Love Stories…please enjoy!

^ Here‘s the view from just inside the front door. Ta daaa!


^ Brazenly, the thermostat has been located smack dab in the middle of the arrangement. This may sound like a counter-intuitive way to deal with ugly, but the thermostat seems to fade into the composition of white frames, and I don‘t notice it so much anymore. Yay!


^ The focal point of the arrangement is intended to be my four daughters‘ photos, but some simple, supporting-character pieces of art were needed to round out the grouping. I opted for quiet, gold-on-white pieces that reinforce the story of my girls. This four-by-four grid of dots reflects the offspring head count as well as my obsession with perfect squares. 

 I have no idea what the gold moose represents. I just found him lying around and thought he looked like he belonged.

^ A heart. Because love is always good.


^ A big numeral four and a scripty list of names – for the days when I forget – round out the collection.

^ And while I will be the first to admit that the grouping is simple and understated, I must confess that it‘s exactly what I was hoping for. I love this gallery wall for my girls!

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    Hah – I would enjoy the “full story” but I can’t “click over” to your blog! Is it b/c I’m trying to do this from Africa, or is there a problem with the link?
    Aren’t those thermostats pesky? – has anyone invented new technology to make them invisible?!

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      Thank you so much for the feedback, Melissa! I fixed the problem by bringing the full blog post to this page! Now you can see the full effect of my thermostat problems right here in the neighborhood!

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    Diane, the link doesn’t work for me either, but I looked for your blog on Google so it worked. You did a nice job. I can’t really see the thermostat now that it is part of the gallery wall.; it looks like part of the framing scheme.

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      Thank you! The yellow translates differently in the varying light of these photos. In the top photo, the color of wall on the left is probably the most true to real life and I kinda love it. 🙂

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    Perfect and creative solution Diane! I love gallery walls and the stories behind the selections. I think Mr. Moose reasserts your sense of humour and flair for the unexpected! So cute! I am currently decorating my guest room for my granddaughters and my daughter to use when they sleep over. I just might, no I have to confess, I will be using some of your ideas in the near future…going frame shopping….

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