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Spoonflower in a Gallery Wall

I love gallery walls. They infuse a room with age, character, interest, story.

My latest project is a gallery stair wall that isn’t quite finished, but here’s a sneak peek.

I like adding in some bits of homemade interest to the gallery, so when I saw Addicted2Decorating’s Chrysanthemum Mirror, I had to try it for my wall.

She may call it a Chrysanthemum mirror (can’t argue with that), but I call it a Spoonflower.

Because it’s made of 174 plastic spoons. ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY FOUR. So if that’s not a Spoonflower, I don’t know what is. You can follow the tutorial here. I followed it exactly.

I’m still debating whether or not to add the mirror in the middle or leave it yellow against the gray wall. I have the mirror, just really can’t decide.

It’s a simple project (albeit time consuming) and I love the way it draws your eye up the staircase to the top of the gallery.

The total cost was about $12 – sample can of yellow paint and $6 worth of plastic spoons.

Side note: there is an actual company named Spoonflower in Durham, NC, that prints custom fabric based on your own designs. Check it out at www.spoonflower.com. There is no minimum order quantity and the prices are reasonable. Ingenious concept.

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3 Responses to “Spoonflower in a Gallery Wall”

  1. Michelle Kranz September 13, 2012 at 11:50 am #

    LOVE! The spoonflower must have taken you forever, but it is b.e.a.utiful! I love your gallery wall and how you made all of it come together. I have a gallery wall with all black frames and I never thought using white frames as well. Looks very nice! Great job! Will definitely pin this one.

    • The Soulful House September 17, 2012 at 2:26 am #

      Thank you Michelle,
      Most of these frames were black to begin with and I sprayed them white for a different kind of effect. Thanks for your kind words!
      Best, Laura

  2. Dynamic Touch Painting Orlando November 15, 2012 at 3:59 pm #

    I also saw this on another blog and was interested to see it in yellow. I like it without the mirror. It brings out the gray.