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.
^ 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!