Sunday, May 25, 2014

DIY Gallery Wall

I've been debating forever on buying an entertainment center to fill the wall space where I have my TV, but haven't found one that would work yet. I do plan on buying one somewhere down the road, but for now I decided to design a gallery wall. My first project for the wall was my Pottery barn inspired Beach sign

I never really had a plan, it just all fell in place as I went along. I've always loved the look of  a chicken wire frame and the casual feel they have so I thought it would be fun and inexpensive to make one.

When designing your wall choose pieces that you love.  I must have moved things around a million times until I got it the way I wanted it. I used a lot of objects. If you are doing a gallery wall with just photo frames it's so much easier and there are a lot of tutorials out there on how to! I wanted to add a personal touch. This is my old street name from where used to live in Scotland. I stenciled it onto old reclaimed wood and roughed it up with sand paper.

Once you have all of your large pieces in place, fill in the spaces with smaller items. I just cut a small block of wood, chalk painted it black then stenciled it. The clock was from Ross for $10.

 Fill in spaces with interesting objects that have texture and dimension. I tried to keep a uniform color throughout.

The letter A was a little boring so I added some chevron scrap book paper behind it.

In addition to the collage I stained a piece of wood and painted an arrow on it with latex paint then roughed it up with sand paper.

 I chose a clear vase so you can still see through it. I added white beachy sticks and starfish to add interest.
Using the chevron scrap book paper in the frame with the black and white picture adds interest and color.

I found this basket at Ross for $17. It was almost the same color as the unit so I painted it with my new chalk paint to brighten it up. It was still a little dull so I dry brushed some white latex paint over it.

Yesterday we took a trip to Elizabeth city, NC where I found this quaint little store called Floor 2 Ceiling Designs There, I bought this beautiful fabric to make my pillow covers. I also picked up some chalk paint by American paint company which I can't wait to use!

This is my completed gallery wall.

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a safe and fun Memorial day.


  1. this is beautiful, I love that you incorporated so much natural wood. I also love the coastal elements. I share the same way of decorating with you. This is a great gallery!

  2. Oh how I love that cute cute arrow!!! New folower from Made in a Day! Thanks so much for joining this months hobnob! Welcome!!

    1. I'd love it if you would join my Perpetual Pinterest Party Board on Pinterest (make sure you add that cute arrow, lol), I changed my weekly linky party to a party board. I do features from it every two weeks! See my blog sidebar to join!

  3. Thank you Kim! Thanks for the invite. I'll be following you back! Have a great week!


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