Case in point...my office. It's the smallest of my 4 bedrooms and for the past 3ish years housed my leftover desk, bookcase and armoire from college. I never utilized it as an office. I type/websurf on my laptop (thanks to wifi) in bed, on the patio, on the kitchen island...everywhere except the office. It quickly became the dumping ground for random items that I didn't have a place for. Several months ago, I started purging all the 'stuff' that had collected. I sold the desk on Craigslist, put the armoire in the basement and revamped the bookcase (more on that later).
After all that, I was left with an empty room. And it sat empty for awhile. It's the room next to my bedroom, so I pass it ALL THE TIME. I couldn't stand staring at an empty room and hated to keep the door shut all the time, so I went shopping in my basement.
This is what I started with...
Once I had a general idea of how I wanted the frames, I grabbed my jar of push pins and went to work hanging.
I liked it, but I didn't love it...yet. I went through my house room by room collecting more items and the BF even let me use some of his vintage concert posters.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! It looks so awesome in person. The peacock green down filled chair was sitting unused in my basement and the parsons desk is from my bedroom (originally from Target). I had no idea what to do with this chair because it didn't match anything in my house but was too comfy to part with. I think the funky color looks great against the gallery wall. I am actually sitting in right now as I type this. I now come in this room to read, work and now blog!
The best part...it cost $0!!! I had everything on hand. It makes me want to go unpack some of those boxes that have been packed up since college sitting in the basement and see what else I can use...
*side note-This room is NO where near being finished. I just couldn't stand 4 blank walls. I'd love to add some curtains, colorful pillow for the chair and some shelving on the other wall to help balance things out.
Yikes, sorry this is a long rambling post! -suzanne