Happy Saturday! What a great day to work on a little DIY! I have recently been obsessing over Pinterest Gallery walls. I saw so many prints on Etsy that I just need to get my hands all over! I've been wanting to start my own Gallery wall but just never really knew where to start. Well after long nights of laying in bed staring at my ugly motel looking wall paper I finally decided to do some research and start mine! I was so lucky to decide to start mine this weekend because framed Art & canvas art was 50% off at Hobby Lobby! I was so excited!
So how exactly do you start a gallery wall? Well you can search Etsy for hundreds of adorable prints! You can also go to a home/craft store like Hobby Lobby and search through all of their cute wall art. I also was so lucky to have a very talented cousin who does amazing calligraphy prints who let me have a couple prints. So if you have a friend or family member like that, you could always ask them!(:
After you get some pieces together that you want on your gallery wall, you have to lay out the design you want. Everyone wants a different look. For me I had to do more long than tall due to very limited wall space. Trust me, this step takes longer than planned. Finding the perfect set up can be very difficult!
Next, start the hanging process. Once you start hanging it's so awesome because everything starts coming together so beautifully! You may have to adjust or change your layout a couple of times but you'll find what looks best with your frame sizes.
Lastly, step back and admire the beauty in your gallery wall! I promise it will look so beautiful! I'm so obsessed! Don't think just because you got this part done that your gallery wall is complete, you can always add! I just have to do some more art shopping because I love seeing art hanging on my wall! This has been my favorite DIY projects so far!
What issues did I run into?
Be careful when putting tacks in the wall! I hit so many studs. Ugh it was so annoying. So having a stud finder can be very beneficial.
I also had so much trouble trying to get the sizes of my frames and the colors of the art to just flow. I had to change my pieces around so many times! So having many different colors can help out a lot.
I hope you enjoyed Daily Ellie's little DIY experiment. And I hope this helps with anyone wanting to start their gallery wall!