I have been DYING to have a gallery wall
that I actually like in my home. There is something about all the Pinterest posts, West Elm catalogues and Ikea browsing that just made me feel like I was not winning the frame game. Prior to this arrangement, I had put up 5 frames and the fake deer head. It looked… bare and unbalanced, and I JUST COULDN’T STAND LOOKING AT IT ANYMORE. Sigh. It feels really good to get that out.
I also didn’t want to spend a million bucks on frames and decided my best bet was to get the dang things from Ikea. I thought if I went to a second hand store that I would spend so much time and energy wondering if the frames were going to look nice together that my brain would explode. So, thank you, Ikea, for existing. My gallery wall consists of the following:
One West Elm deer head: They don’t carry mine anymore, but click here for something similar. ~$99
One: 12×12″ wood frame that previously had some other art, that you use for a first time DIY weaving project (wish me luck).
Total: All the frames were around $70. The two other decorations can be as expensive or de-expensive as you like
***Okay, also, I know the measurements don’t make sense for the last two frames, but I think if you went to ikea and just bought the ones that were the same price, then you’d be doing just fine. I almost ripped my computer apart because I couldn’t figure out the sizes of the frames to attach the appropriate link.***
The frames did not magically appear in that order on my wall, either. Although, I really do wish there was a gallery wall fairy who just sprinkled glitter all over and *poof*, the perfect gallery wall. I’m a planner and that means snapping a picture so that I know what I’m working with:
And then using photoshop to do photoshop fairy magic and figure out how this whole thing is going to look even before I start
demolishing my wall, nail hole by nail hole putting pretty pictures on the wall. I do have to admit, though, my wall is slightly demolished. I used some pretty big nails and I’m going to have to do some filling in of the holes before this project is complete… although… it’s not like anyone can REALLY see those nail holes from a few feet away. I vote: sit now, spackle later.