Happy Hump Day, Friends! Today I want to share with you my paint by number dog gallery wall in progress. I still need frames for four of the paintings but I figured out which ones I want to use and I think I know how I want to arrange them on the wall.
My collection of paint by number dogs was inspired by my husband. I have two of his paintings from when he was a young boy. I don’t know if his family dog was his inspiration or not, but I think I love it. It’s an odd size so it may be tricky finding a frame to fit. Isn’t it precious?
This is the other dog he painted. I’m not sure if it was a paint by number kit or not but I’ll ask him. Either way, it is pretty good!
I ran across this dog picture at an antique store. It’s not a painting but I couldn’t resist. I love how he is all dressed up!
I found the rest of the paintings on eBay. If you search for “Paint by number dogs” you can find all sorts of breeds and even kits in case you want to try your hand at painting. I bought these two from the same seller and as it turned out I had frames on hand that would work. I had to trim the paintings slightly but other than that, it was perfect!
This puppy reminds me of Baby Lacey…
And these remind me of my son’s dog Delilah. She’s a miniature dapple dachshund.
Here are a few others. And who doesn’t LOVE dogs?
This is similar to how it will look once I find frames for the other paintings. (depending on the size and color of the frames.) This dog gallery wall will go in my son’s old room. I know when he sees the dachshund paintings he will want those for sure! First things first, I need to clean out the room, prep and paint the walls, then move the furniture back in.
If you recall, when my son moved out permanently a few months ago, he took most of the furniture in his room with him to his new apartment. So, I am painting and redecorating his room in order to stage it for when we put our house on the market. I’m trying not to buy any new furniture so I’m using what we have. Hopefully my only purchase will be a few frames for the dog paintings. I’m even using left over paint from our bathroom!
Out of curiosity I looked up the origin of paint by number kits and found they were invented and marketed in 1950 by Max S. Klein. By 1951 they were on the market and sold over 12 million kits! The box proclaimed “A beautiful oil painting the first time you try.” (via Wikipedia) So, if you like dogs, landscapes, ballerinas, cats, or what have you, you can buy or paint your own favorite subjects and create a gallery wall of your own.
Well, I’m off to paint! Walls that is. Thank you for stopping by! I hope your day is lovely! xoxo Dell