Back on April 15th I posted about my DIY coffee table tray, and promised that next week would be a post about our newly revised gallery wall. Well, here we are about two months later and I’m finally making that post. I blame it on the lack of natural light in our home. I couldn’t figure out how to get a good picture. But I finally just took some pictures and hoped for the best. So, as usual, please forgive the bad pictures!
A few months after moving in to our house in 2012, we worked on painting and decorating the living room. We had an empty wall, one with no furniture or anything, so I wanted to do a gallery wall. Pinterest has sure set the bar high to make those perfect. After looking at many pins, I finally laid out the frames and had my husband hang them. I have a touch of OCD and things have to be symmetrical. Hence, our perfectly symmetrical and organized original gallery wall:
So that was all well and good. It was nice. But we kept running into those sconces and I got tired of the predictable look. I wanted something a little more “fun” with some elements other than pictures. So I went to Hobby Lobby and bought some new frames, found some other elements, and let go of my need for symmetry.
My favorite element is a printable created by my friend Jennifer, the owner of Prettiest Print Shop. At our wedding, we had a worship time with the song “How Great Thou Art”. I wanted that song displayed in our home and she created the perfect wall hanging with the lyrics. Though, now it gets stuck in my head every day!
I purchased a pattern from Etsy and cross stitched the “M” with gray chevron.
I am so, so happy with how it all came together. I have to give credit to my hubby for hanging everything so perfectly! It really helped to brighten up our living room and add some life to it. Now I need to figure out how to have pictures that aren’t just of us!
2 responses to “Gallery Wall”
Love this! (You knew I would though.) letting go of a need for symmetry is such a struggle of mine, but your risk totally paid off.
as for things other than y’all, what do y’all share in common? A honeymoon spot/ favorite movie still/framed press flowers would all make really cool additions to your wall. (Allposters.com has amazing 8×10 old movie stills that I’ve used to decorate before.) as always, I love it and your house and your awesome self.
Layne, your comments always make me smile. 🙂 And that is a great idea. I should look at some honeymoon/travel pics…