Monday, April 22, 2013

d.i.why not? bright yellow gallery wall

So, not only am I completely obsessed with black and white these days.  I am also loving yellow.  And the brighter yellow the better...   You may already know this from my painted yellow starburst rug project. Anyhow,  I was working on a client's house and we had this boring hallway with a bad light fixture.
 
Yep, not cute at all.  And this couple is way cooler than the original light fixture that once lived in this hall. It came with the house when they bought it.    So, of course that ugly old light had to go and we had to jazz up their hallway.  We replaced the light with this one by Jaime Young from Lamps Plus.

They wanted a gallery wall filled with photos and art that celebrated people and places they loved but black or brown frames were not right for the narrow space.  We wanted to keep the light, sunny, airy feel that already lives in their house.  And, something that would contrast and compliment the groovy tile that was just installed in their kitchen (I am obsessed with that tile).  So, I suggested yellow.  And they said they loved the idea...
And I am really glad they did because, while it took me what felt like a zillion hours to paint these frames, the final result is pretty cool.  The reddish/orange frame in the middle was painted the exact color of a bit in the new tile in the kitchen.  That frame houses a treasured family photo.

All of the frames used are part of the signature line available at Aaron Bros.  And the great thing about these frames is that most of them came with a white matte and were purchased during their annual 1 cent frame sale which saved a ton of money...

So, all you need for this project is patience, a can or two of spray paint (I used Sun Yellow Gloss by Rustoleum), white colored Signature wall frames (go with a light colored frame if you are painting a light and bright color for best results), some painters tape and a place to get to work.  Note that I found during the process that I had better results when I didn't sand or prime prior to painting these.  And very short spurts of spraying, not too close to the frame is best. All of the frames needed 2 coats of paint.

A great way to welcome spring, don't you think?

For those of you just tuning in and wanting to know more about me you can by going here... and you can read about the start of my journey as an interior design intern here and if you didn't already know... I created a facebook page... check it out and "like" it! and follow me on twitter and you can even follow my boards on pinterest too!

until next time...

the formerly almost 40 year old intern

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