While our home is continually tweaked and edited along the way, our small art wall – trailing up the left side of our front door – tends to get the most fussing. Our addiction to sweet, tiny trinkets has been carefully curated (hi, fancy pants), and alongside favorites picked up from fleas and fairs are handmade sentiments from family, friends, and (shucks) yours truly. After we added the letterpress block, it was looking like this:
But after finally painting a few portraits of our fuzzy kiddos (two out of three!), our art shifted again. It’s not a huge difference, but to make way for Jack and Miss Libs, items were bumped onwards and upwards.
And when the time comes, Maddie will need some room, too. As I rummaged for new nails (while strategically covering up old holes with current art), Scott reminded me that I should keep her future placement in mind. Pfft – yeah, of course. Then again, this reminder came at the tail end of my noisy hammerfest, and I was much too busy to bother with those details. So when all was said and done, I told Scott that, naturally, I’d left room to the left of the light switch:
But, knowing us, we can’t possibly contain our wall to just one more piece. After Maddie’s completion, we’ll most likely stumble upon various other cute, uh, stuff as holiday fairs roll in and anniversary gifts are exchanged, and – well, there are just so many opportunities to keep that wall going (and going). And right now, I wonder, maybe our little Miss would be better suited to the right of the door.
But would it be too much? Maybe that’s a whole ‘nother beast, and maybe it’ll start to look – ew – cluttered. Of course we could always keep going up – continuing the connection from our windy DIY to the ten-legged bear. What do you think? When should your gallery wall call it quits? Or maybe that’s the point.