Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Gallery Wall Reveal

The day has finally come when I get to reveal my gallery wall project that I have been working on for several months now.  There is one part of it that I might redo eventually (we'll get to that later) but for now I am calling it done.  If you can't wait to see the finished product just scroll down a little bit but I thought I would start with a little bit about how I decided to arrange everything and how I hung the items.

I started by spending an evening trying different arrangements with the items on my living room floor. I know, I know you are thinking that I have a super exciting life now. I took photos of each arrangement so that I could compare them later to pick my favorite one.  The image below is of my favorite arrangement.
Next I took some newspaper and traced each item, cut them out, and then hung them on the wall with painters tape in my chosen arrangement.
I hung the pieces using several methods.  The floating bookshelves were hung with the screws provided.  The window frame came with some pretty heavy duty brackets so I chose to put a couple of screws in the wall to hang it on.  I used the painters tape measuring method to get the right screw placement.  
I just took that piece of tape and put it on the wall, made sure it was level and drilled holes for the screws.  It is a super easy fail proof method.

For the smaller, lighter items I decided to try these Command picture hanger strips.
They were really easy to use.  I just followed the instructions on the package.  They seem to be working really well.  The items are really secure.

For the other items I just used regular picture hangers.  And now for the big reveal.
You may have noticed a couple of extra items that weren't in my original arrangement.  When I finished putting everything up, there were a few empty spaces that were bothering me so I decided to add a couple more items.  The family name sign in the middle was the first one.  I used a burlap canvas that I got at Hobby Lobby and my Silhouette Portrait to make a stencil for the letters out of contact paper.  Check out the posts on North Dakota Wood Art and the Etched Glass Window Frame that I have linked at the bottom to find out more about how I did it.  This is the project that I might redo because I had a little trouble keeping my letters straight and the crookedness will probably drive me crazy eventually.
The font that I used for our name is an Art Deco font called Hill House.  The font that I used for the numbers is another Art Deco font called Gatsby.

My other addition is just a cute notecard from Target that I put in a frame from TJ Maxx.
I like the colors, the birds and the quote.

Here is a look at the other purchased items in my gallery wall.  All of the items are in frames that I bought on clearance at places like Gordmans, Target, and TJ Maxx.  The first two are book cover art prints from Zazzle.
The Alice and Wonderland print is from a really cool Etsy seller that prints on antique book pages: PRRINT.
Here is look at what my gallery wall looks like from the outside of the house.
Let me know what you think of my gallery wall.  I am so excited that it turned out so well.

I am going to take a break from porch projects for awhile so my next project involves some more organizing in my craft close.  Check back next week for that project.  In the meantime you can look at the tutorials for some of the art pieces in my gallery wall.  Just click on the pictures below.


  1. Visiting from DIY Showoff...I love this, it looks so good. The burlap sign is an awesome focal point. :)

    1. Thank you so much for visiting and I am glad that you like my gallery wall!

  2. Love your gallery wall! Nice work.

  3. You did a great job. I love that so many of the items are things you made yourself.

  4. Looks great! Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream's City of Links on Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week :)


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