I tried and tried to get better pictures of this wall, but with poor natural lighting, glares on the glass, and the contrasts of darks and lights, I haven't been able to take a photo that really shows how bright this grouping is. Oh well.
I pulled the colors from the fabric that I used to make my kitchen curtains. I love this fabric and discovered it thanks to a post at I am Momma Hear Me Roar. As soon as I saw it I knew it was just what I was looking for!
This shows where I'll add all of our personal photos...
...and this is a collage of how my wall would look if I had hung the frames up as they looked when I bought them. In some crazy coincidence, all of the dollar store and thrift frames that I used were originally gold or purple. I bought the tan frame on the bottom row on clearance a few years ago for $3.
I have very little experience with grouping frames, so I tried a lot of different combinations before I found one that I thought would work and in the process gave up on the whole thing--twice.
Click on the links for the tutorials of each project.
Rather than hang the key directly on the wall, I used a scrap piece of mdf and made a holder for it. I painted it just like I painted the frame with the birds and branches and added a couple of hooks. It's hung on the wall with Command strips. I've been thinking about adding a stencil to it.
Today's Fabulous Find...Thrifty Gallery Wall