When we moved into our new home over two years ago, we literally doubled our living space. Meaning, that we could dedicate some of that newly aquired real estate to just the one man in the house. He is such a good guy, and the den was the perfect room to make “manly”. For the “manly den”, he wanted a flat screen tv (of course….duh), hung on the wall. So, around said tv, I created a personalized “manly” gallery wall.
Here is the finished gallery wall.
Before we moved, I scoured thrift stores for months looking for frames, and I spray painted them coordinating colours (black, cream and grey).
Since it’s supposed to be manly, we opted for a deep blue paint colour. The photos make the blue seem a lot lighter than it is (darn sunshine). The dresser/media centre was a piece we found on the side of the road (SCORE!!!!!).
Recently though, I’ve been toying around with the idea of adding grasscloth wallpaper to this wall. The sample I love is the third one down. Grasscloth is manly, right?!?!?!?
Each piece on the gallery wall is highly personalized to my husband, and I loved putting it all together.
He is a Star Wars geek (like most men), so this one was perfect, and hiliarious.
This one is my creation. I loved the look of the sound wave art, so I printed it out, along with the music to Louis Armstong’s “What a Wonderful World”, which happens to be our song.
I cut up the music notes, and used mod podge to secure it all in place, with the “I love you” sound wave on top.
This guy is from cardboard safari http://www.cardboardsafari.com/, and he’s just cool.
This is just a silouette of a juniper tree, which I cut out and glued to a piece of white cardboard. It’s significant, since my guy wrote a self published book called “A Juniper Through the Cracks”. Check it out if you’re looking for a good read.
This is Spider-Man (he’ll be so proud that I remembered the hyphen), as he loves all things Stan Lee creates, and I love the artist’s take on this classic superhero.
We love to play chess, so this one seemed to fit well. I simply used black cardboard for the backing, cut out some scrapbook paper, and googled “chess piece silouette”, which resulted in this. I just cut it out and glued it on top. I love that it looks sort of three dimensional.
The P is for Purdy. And the key was something I found at a thrift store. I could make something up saying it’s the key to my heart, but really, it just filled in the empty space in the bottom right hand corner, lol.
That’s it for the gallery wall in the Man Den.
These old pictures made me laugh. See you soon!!!!
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