I did it! I really did! Here’s the proof! (Beware – there are plenty more exclamation points to come!)
Because today is all about the result. The glorious, one little screw, only cost me $15 result! Booyah!
Although, it did almost cost me my sanity … and the tip of my right index finger. Which I really can’t spare … although I’ve learned I never really needed the left one.
Unfortunately, I have no pics of the times when all balance was lost. When one suffers in solitary, there are no spare hands for photo ops when you’re almost breaking the antique mirror your mom just gave you.
My original layout was this. (Minus the canvas pic of downtown Willemstad, Curacao along the top.)
I wanted the canvas silhouettes of the dogs to be front and center – they are by far my favorite DIY
project of all time part of this project. And when I had it all laid out on the floor I thought I would be OK with just the 2 canvases in that one column. But, once it all got hung, there was too much space at the bottom for my liking.
Don’t you hate it when that happens? :/
I think it is because the frame with the coral, to the left of the center column, is hanging just a scosh lower on the left side than the right. Which is due to the driftwood shelf hanging a little lower on the left. More details on that another time. Let’s just say, driftwood shelf = bane of my one screw gallery wall existence.
Also, the B (you can find the deets on how I made that baby from a cardboard box here) just doesn’t do enough to solidify any sort of straight line, which (I think) would create a cohesive look along the bottom. To me it just needed something else.
Lucky for me I had this beautifully aged, aqua and white, rusty nailed piece of driftwood. Which, as it turns out, is the only piece that is not actually hanging from the one screw. I guess that’s what happens when one is afraid to tackle what had become a teeter totter of art after I had it so nicely settled.
It fit just right.
And then I threw in another one of my favorite pieces of driftwood for good measure.
I just propped her up as a little accessory on the driftwood shelf. Maybe she’ll distract from that side of the shelf being just a bit low? Not really? Sigh.
And now a plethora of pictures … because they make me happy.
I couldn’t decide on what to put on my black canvas, I’m looking for word art ideas and am open to suggestions. If you have any inspiration pics I need to see please link them up to the space between Facebook page.
I am so thrilled with how the whole thing turned out. Like down right giddy. Like I’d totally pull a Tom Cruise and jump up and down on our couch if I wasn’t worried it would throw the beauty off balance and send her tumbling down.
If you’ve tackled your Impossible too, or have a story to tell about how you tried, grab a button! And come back tomorrow for the Imagine the Impossibilities link party to show off your stuff! We go live at 7amET.
Update – The $50 Lowe’s Giveaway is here! (now closed)
Update #2: The Imagine the Impossibilities Link Party is here.
Update #3: The Nitty Gritty Hanging Details are now here.
Update #4: What I did with the black canvas is here.
Update #5: Details about making the wedding memento are here and here.
Update #6: Learn how to make the dog silhouette canvases here. (BTW – this has become my most popular post for 2012! Thank you, thank you!!)
Update #7: The how-tos for making the stencil HOME art and coral framed art are here.
I would so L-O-V-E love to hear what you think! What’s your favorite part? What’s your least favorite part? What should I put on the black canvas? How would you have made a one screw gallery wall? Are you overwhelmed with anticipation about the Superbowl?
Fair warning, there are many details still to come. How she’s all hung. How I spent my $15. How I made those dog silhouettes out of floral canvases found at Goodwill. What was the hardest part. How long it took. I tell you … many, many details.
If there’s anything in particular you want to know about just shout it out. Or, if you really want me to hear, leave it in the comments.
And then, because we’re one big Impossible family here, be sure to click on the header images below to take a look at what my uber talented challenge co-hosts accomplished!
And THEN, don’t forget to come back here this afternoon to get signed up for our very first GIVEAWAY! A $50 gift card to LOWE’S. And you’ll learn about a little obsession I have. Joel, you may not want to come back this afternoon.