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Our bedroom is broken down into two areas, divided by a half height wall. We originally had our bed in the larger portion of the room and used the smaller as a little office. The original plan for the house was to have my basement craft room be the place I did the majority of my projects. I discovered, though, that since I did most of my work after the girls were in bed, I didn’t like being that far away from them. Our little office area got more and more cramped as I took over with all of my supplies. I was always uncomfortably perched while I was stitching. Scott was getting more and more cramped at his desk. Over the summer, he finally had enough of needing to tiptoe around piles of yarn and paper and had the brainstorm of switching up how we thought of the room. Why not stick the bed on the smaller side and have the large side as a proper sitting room/office?! Genius. We got the furniture moved around, but then hit the reality that it was now a very boring area. I don’t like boring, but I was limited on how much I could do at once. Gallery walls are my go-to when I can only do one update, and Minted came through in a big way. They are great for creating a base for building a gallery wall that reflects your style.
I was drawn to Minted because they’re a marketplace for independent artists, which means you’re getting art that you can’t buy in stores. All of the art has limited runs, too, so there aren’t going to be many people who have the same thing. It’s so easy and fun to find art that suits your personality. I started my gallery wall with four pieces: Abstract Triangles in turquoise, Winter Solstice, Roof Party in mint, and Fractured Earth. They arrived quickly and each had a certificate of authenticity.
I chose these pieces as the base to expand on. After a few days, I started adding more pieces to my wall and moving things around a bit.
The Minted pieces allow me to add family photos, my own work, and other pieces I’ve collected without it looking too chaotic. I’m imaging my gallery wall as something that will grow and change with me, while the Minted artwork keeps it anchored. There’s a lot more wall to go (my desk is next to the sofa, but that’s a post for another day!), and I have my eye on more pieces, like Hexagon Cluster and Hexagon with Dots in Blue.
Our sitting room now makes me happy and is one of my favorite places to be. It’s a comfortable place to craft and stitch and I love that my gallery wall is completely *me*. I can mix and match and move pieces around, but my Minted pieces have created the base for building a gallery wall that reflects my style.