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French Farmhouse TV Gallery Wall

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My family room TV wall has undergone a few different makeovers, but this most recent one wasn’t really my doing.  I’m blaming Hubby.  Let’s say it was all his fault, shall we?!  Well, not really, but he’s the one that wanted a bigger TV and once the new TV was mounted, it dwarfed my media console and wall art.  What was a girl to do other than makeover the entire wall?!

Our family room is our main TV room and the area started out looking sad and lonely…

 

I then “disguised” the TV by adding a collection of art and objects to create a gallery wall.  I loved my collected gallery wall with a mix of my favorite things and was a bit sad to see it go.  {You can get tips for creating a collected gallery wall HERE.}  For those of you that are new to my site, it used to look like this up until a few months ago:

 

 

But today, it looks like this!

French Farmhouse Gallery Wall around a TV

 

With the TV taking up so much room on the wall, I decided to simplify the overall look and went with a symmetrical layout.  I *love* this oversized Apothecary sign that I purchased and customized off of Etsy from Sign Treasure.  This sign was actually the first thing I purchased for the wall, followed by my Makena TV stand….which has proven to be fantastic!

French Farmhouse Gallery Wall around a TV

 

Matching tobacco baskets flank it on either side, each with a 6″ boxwood wreath to give it a pop or color for a Spring look.  Below the tobacco baskets, I framed two printables that I made that describe my family perfectly!  I mean, who wouldn’t want to wear PJs all day if given the opportunity?!

French Farmhouse Gallery Wall around a TV

 

These printables have a farmhouse look with definitions of “Family” and “Home” that include a bit of humor.  You can download the full 8″x10″, watermark-free versions of both images from my Exclusive Content section for FREE by clicking HERE!

 

 

 

The addition of the lighter furniture piece and wall art definitely lends itself to a more farmhouse feel versus what I had before and I’m really happy with how it turned out.

French Farmhouse Gallery Wall around a TV

 

Get the Look!

 

 

 

And coming soon, a look at the rest of the makeover for this room, including a new sectional sofa!

 

 

Free Christmas Printable!

‘Tis the season of giving!  In that spirit, I sharing with you a fun {and free!} Merry & Bright  Christmas printable that you can use in your own home!Free Merry & Bright Christmas Printable

I printed the graphic at full size on regular computer paper and then trimmed it to fit in an 8″x10″ frame.

Free Christmas printable frame and displayed on a shelf

 

The frame is tucked away in my guest bedroom cabinet to help give the room a festive, holiday feel.

black cabinet shelves decorated for Christmas

 

You can download the graphic by clicking the picture below.  Simply save and print!  It’s that easy!

 

Those that subscribe to my blog posts via email will also find a selection of other Christmas printables in my Free Printable section.  Not a subscriber yet?  Click {HERE} to sign up, then check your email to confirm and receive your password.

 

To see the rest of the guest room all decorated for Christmas, stop by tomorrow for the full reveal when the week of home tours kicks off!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NorCal Fire Aftermath – Free Inspirational Printable

As some of you might now know from my recent Facebook post, my hometown of Santa Rosa was devastated by wildfires that started late the night of October 8th and have continued to burn into this week.  While I no longer live in Santa Rosa, my mom and many friends still reside in this beautiful part of Sonoma County and it was such a helpless and terrifying feeling to watch the news from afar while amidst so much uncertainty and active fire danger.

{via NY Daily News}

 

Those first 48 hours were terrifying, as my mom was evacuated and I panicked as to whether she’d be able to save enough memories of my dad during her frantic rush to leave the house.  The devastation is tremendous…as of the time I am writing this, Santa Rosa alone lost 3,000 structures and has a death toll of 34 and counting.  Over 220,000 acres have been scorched across series of fires currently burning in Northern California.  To put that in perspective, that’s over 260 times the size of New York’s Central Park.

{via LA Times}

 

In the days that have followed, what became evident was how many good, kind, generous, and wonderful people there are in this world.  My guess is that most news stations showed video of the fire’s destruction, so what you might not have seen were the photos of police stations overflowing with food for rescue personnel, not to mention donations for fire victims.

{via Santa Rosa Firestorm Update}
{via Santa Rosa Firestorm Update}

 

Or lost ones being found.  Or pets being treated for injuries and reunited with their families.  {Izzy, the dog below, survived the fire and waited nearby for her owners to return!}

{via NBC News}

 

Or homeowners providing hot meals to rescue workers or just those that were without power and needed a meal.  Or the free services offered to those in need, no questions asked.

{via Santa Rosa Firestorm Update}

 

Or the pictures of burned family photos or other mementos that people were gathering and posting online in an effort to find their owners.  {And the owners were found, by the way.}

{via  KTVU and Jessica Riveras}

 

Or those who had power, setting up phone charging stations for those without power.  Strangers helping strangers out of the goodness of their hearts.

{via Santa Rosa Firestorm Update}
{via Santa Rosa Firestorm Update}

 

And the help didn’t just spring from within the affected areas, but from ALL OVER.  My mom evacuated to my home in the Bay Area and I wanted her to get some necessary supplies before she returned to her home.  Would you believe that respiratory masks were sold out everywhere??? People here snatched them all up when they heard of the need for them in affected areas and were sending them by the truckload.  Thankfully for me, a kind-hearted stranger donated a mask to my mom so she would be safe to return home.

{via Santa Rosa Firestorm Update}

 

This recent disaster really got me thinking about how much strength we have, both as individuals and as a community, not to mention as a nation.  We have the ability to overcome and persevere through the most challenging of situations.  So today, with this in mind, I’m sharing one of my favorite inspirational quotes with you.  This is a FREE graphic that you can click, save, and then print at whatever size you choose, up to an 8×10.

For those interested in helping victims of the fire, please consider donating to the Redwood Credit Union, a local non-profit organization where 100% of your tax-deductible donations go to help victims of the Northern California wildfires.  For more information, you can visit them HERE.

 

We are NorCal Strong and yes, the love in the air is thicker than the smoke.

 

 

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P.S. – My mom’s home is near an active fire, so she has not yet been allowed back home.  The brave men and women that continue to battle this blaze day and night will forever have my gratitude.

 

 

 

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