Boy this post has been sitting in my drafts forever!! The reason being that I knew I was going to change my wall color again and all my pictures that I had originally hung would be replaced!! I wanted it final and set in stone before I shared it.
I can’t wait to share my Living Room Reveal with you since I feel we are finally finished with it (it only took 2 years to finish the dang molding around the window!!).
So as a little teaser for that I will share the gallery wall that we just hung.
I started with thrift store oar. You will notice as you start seeing room reveals, that oar are a big part of my style and decor in our home. I painted this one in the accent colors that I use in the living room. Navy, bright yellow, and red are the accent foundations of the room with white and pale whit/grey setting the tone.
I made the sign a few years back out of a piece of wood we had laying around and about 4 different kinds of paint and sand paper. It was the easiest thing I have ever made. If you DONT do well with detail this is a project for you!! Just throw on paint, let it dry and then scuff it up. Then repeat with each color. I did a white wash over it all with watered down white paint and then stuck a cut out of our last name over it all.
The last detail in this gallery are the “S” and the “5”. They represent our last name and the number of people in our family. The background that the metal letter and number lay on are nautical flags that matched perfectly with the accent colors.
Of course my wonderful and “patient” husband hung it all with command strips to my liking 😉
So there ya have it!! Easy and fast. You can have a sweet gallery wall hung in a half hour with things from around your house!! I am a frame hoarder and also a spray paint maniac so I can turn any frame new before your eyes. I would say this wall probably cost me under $100 and it was only that expensive because I bought new ikea frames.
Just wait until you see our DIY photo ledges and how cheap that project was!! I literally spent nothing on frames!!
I hope you enjoyed this post and are inspired to make your own gallery wall. If you already have one please share in the comments!!