The Downstairs Gallery Wall (and all the trim and paint that goes along with it).
This is the basement before we moved in. I don’t have any pictures of the actually gallery wall side, but this is the wall directly across from it. So, originally wood paneling, old-school flooring…you get the idea.
For a year and a half, we made this side of our basement “the Garage” (since we don’t have a real garage). It was blocked off by the TV, chairs, work benches, ect… and all the tools, saws, and MESS was in it! I could barely stand it, but I agreed to it in order to get more help from the hubby.
Then came the time to take it all down, Christmas Eve was going to be at our place this year, and I insisted that we rid the basement seating area of all our SAWS!
So I cleared, and cleaned and stuffed, placed all the tools in other areas, and ….I began making the Gallery Wall.
Here is the gallery in it’s begining stage.
……and here it is finished!
Since I already have other picture walls in my Master Bedroom, and in my upstairs hallway, I tired to include more memorabilia and not as many pictures in this gallery.
There were three drawings that I included that my gallery that were drawn by my great-great grandpa! They are dated 1908.
The kid’s and I made some wall art. You can see all the details on that HERE.
and these cute engraved baby spoons that were my husband’s. You can read about the recovered matting and displaying family heirlooms HERE.
I was able to book a local artist to draw this awesome family picture. (he is a 6yr old named Joel, and he happens to live here). You can read all about that HERE.
Of course, we painted the wall and had to add the faux trim and molding. You can read about how to put faux trim on paneling HERE.
Yea! It’s finished! Now on to some bookcases I have to finish up for the next basement wall!