Our Gallery Wall

Hey y'all! A while back, we completed a project that has turned out to be one of my favorite places in our home. Using a few photos that have extra special meaning to us, I created a gallery wall in the living room as a way to bring personalization and warmth to the room. We pass this area several times everyday and I love being reminded of some of my favorite memories (both past and present) :)

The frames came in packs of three from Michaels and were very cost-effective, totaling $12 for a pack of three after coupon...not too shabby! The frames only came in black and brown so I turned them silver with a quick coat of my favorite silver metallic spray paint. To create a unified look, I used inexpensive white mats, also from Michaels (always with a coupon!). 

I love how the frames add height to the wall and liven up this corner. As far as gallery walls go, I think the best formula is do what fits your taste and space! The spacing between frames was mainly determined by the thermostat, which was not-so-strategically placed on the wall by the builder. To get around its random placement, I simply used the length of the monitor as the distance between each of the frames. Sometimes you just have to work with what you have! :)

I taped sheets of paper to the wall to create a rough template, and then my handy hubby helped me measure, level and hang all the frames! We took the easy route by using Command Strips on the back since the frames are so light. This made them easy to hang and they have held up perfectly (thank you, Command Strips, for making this project so much easier!)

And that wraps up our gallery wall! This has definitely become my favorite wall in the house. It's fun when guests come over and ask about certain pictures, laugh and reminisce. What a great reminder of some of our favorite memories :)

So, how do you like to display photos in your home?

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  1. This gallery wall corner looks: AmAzInG!!! The muted, black & white photos are elegantly dramatic. The frame placings on the wall compliment the geometric pattern in the floor rug...#perfection! You have a gift <3

    1. Thanks so much! Did you spy which photos you're in? :)

  2. that gallery wall turned out GREAT!!!
    Thanks for linking up to Twirl and Take A Bow! http://arttisbeauty.blogspot.com/2013/11/twirl-and-take-bow-link-party-65.html

    1. Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by, Karin! Love your blog so much :)