For a super small space, our living room sure has a lot of empty wall space. Well not so much anymore. In a fit of frustration and exasperation, I slapped a bunch of nails into the wall and threw up everything travel related I could find. I was SUPER over the blank walls, but also I was over the collection of crap on our floor.
My lovely friends D&B are my "Gallery Wall" idols. I will in no way ever get close to their wall beautifying talents, but I have MUCH less patience for organization that she has, and MUCH less level-hammering skills than he has. That being said, I love that they have a wall dedicated to travel pictures, and items they had picked up in foreign countries. So I copied. Sloppily.
The silver Evil Eye decor came as a gift from our wonderful former coworkers. It is supposed to watch over us and protect our lives, home, and marriage from evil. It definitely adds Turkish flare.
I KNOW I asked Alan to save the key from our first home together. He KNOWS he did. NEITHER OF US know where that key is at the moment, but there's a place for it when we find it...
We ended up with lots of coinage from our trips over the past few years. I straight up hot glued them to some fabric, and hot clued the fabric to the back of the frame. It'll peel off if we ever want to spend it.
I wish I had collected old maps wherever we went. Or even just tourist maps. That being said, I probably would have tossed them all when we were packing to come home. So I Google mapped all the places we've been and lived in the past few years, cut them out in heart shapes, and glued them to burlap.
Pictures are of us, and the things we say in Italy, Spain, The Netherlands, and Turkey.
I have more things to add some day, (a HUGE map of the world to chart our adventures, Turkish tea and coffee saucers and spoons, the missing key...) but for now, this is it. It's not perfect, but it's not on the floor, and the wall no longer looms like a gigantic space of boring.