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Life Preserver Gallery Wall | Mabey She Made It | #gallerywall #nautical #lifepreserver #cutitout

When I was trying to figure out how I wanted to decorate our master bedroom, I started by finding a color scheme that was good for my husband. Since it’s his room too, I wanted something he was comfortable with too.

I started thinking about a few things that would be meaningful and unique to us. Last year, we moved four times with Chad’s job. It was a crazy year to say the least. But what we gained from that experience was a strength and a commitment to lean on each other. I’d go with him anywhere because he’s my best friend, my love, and my rock. We can do anything together. When I feel like I’m drowning in the sea of life, he is my life preserver.

Life Preserver Gallery Wall | Mabey She Made It | #gallerywall #nautical #lifepreserver #cutitout

One of the places we lived was California, and there were things about it that I really loved. I loved the expanse of the ocean. I loved the pounding of the waves, the smell of the ocean, and things that washed up on the shore. And while we now live far from the ocean, there’s something about it that I don’t want to forget. So our room has a nautical influence, but not just because I collected seashells and driftwood. I love the thought that my husband and I can be there for one another.

Life Preserver Gallery Wall | Mabey She Made It | #gallerywall #nautical #lifepreserver #cutitout

So I started with a custom circle frame from Cut It Out and turned it into a life preserver.

Life Preserver Gallery Wall | Mabey She Made It | #gallerywall #nautical #lifepreserver #cutitout

Life Preserver Supplies

Instructions

  1. Paint your frame using white paint and a foam roller. Let dry and add a second coat.Life Preserver Gallery Wall | Mabey She Made It | #gallerywall #nautical #lifepreserver #cutitout
  2. Trace the curve of the circle onto four pieces of red vinyl, and apply them to the frame. The frame has a fabulous keyhole for hanging, so line up your vinyl pieces to it will hang how you want it to.Life Preserver Gallery Wall | Mabey She Made It | #gallerywall #nautical #lifepreserver #cutitout
  3. Nail a length of rope around the frame, and tie the loose ends.Life Preserver Gallery Wall | Mabey She Made It | #gallerywall #nautical #lifepreserver #cutitout

Then I paired the life preserver with a wedding photo and a piece of driftwood and a few other things for a grouping that really has meaning for us.

Life Preserver Gallery Wall | Mabey She Made It | #gallerywall #nautical #lifepreserver #cutitout

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1 Comment on Life Preserver Gallery Wall

  1. bel @ Mums Take Five
    Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 2:20 AM (3 years ago)

    What a fun project, looks really good, well done. Thanks for contributing this post to The Sunday Brunch Magazine!
    All the best,
    Bel

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