May 13, 2013

DIY TV Gallery Wall

A few weeks ago, I posted about making your TV blend in with a gallery wall. I had been collecting frames from IKEA, yard sales, Goodwill, auctions, and estate sales, knowing that I wanted to create a gallery around my TV for some time now. 

Here is a beautiful picture of what this wall looked like before:


And after I painted the dresser:


If you follow me on Instagram (scsmith1), you probably have already seen my constant updates of this wall. I gathered my frames, made templates for them out of wrapping paper, taped them to the wall, and arranged to my liking. Here is the final result!



My only requirement for the frames was that they be either black, white, gold, or silver.


I wanted the gallery to look collected but cohesive, and I think that sticking to these colors helped me achieve just that.


I still need to fill some of the frames or swap the art out for something that I like better, but for now, the frames are UP (along with 38726 holes in the wall).







This room is close to finished, but this gallery wall does wonders for the depth of the room. Layering is so important in design, and I believe that above all, you should include what you love.



In addition to the fun I had finding and collecting the frames, I also painted a few of my own paintings:



What do you think? I'm by NO means a "pro", but I had so much fun drinking a glass of wine and slopping some paint around. I'm also pretty sure that "slopping" is a technical term.

(this orchid has made its way around the house. Trifling orchid.)



I'm also painting my little Foo dogs a bright blue this week.






So what do you think? As cliche as it sounds, it looks SO much better in person. I feel that the pictures don't translate how 3 dimensional the gallery makes the wall look. Sometimes I sit on the couch, forget to turn on the TV, and just stare. Totally normal.

Right?


PS- remember to hover over the image to pin it to Pinterest! :)


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40 comments :

  1. Everything is so, so good. Seriously, so good! Two things: can you A) paint me an awesome painting like that and B) fly out to my house and create a gallery wall for me? I pay in sunshine and agate slices. Please and thank you :)

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    1. Haha! Thanks, Caitlin. I might take you up on that...agate and sunshine are two of my favorite things.

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  2. Shannon, This looks beautiful! I love your paintings...you should consider selling some on Etsy!!!

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    1. Thanks, Daniele! :) I would LOVE to do that...if I thought anyone would buy them! You're too sweet.

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  3. Thanks so much for linking up to our Inspire Me Please Weekend Blog Hop! I'm a sucker for gallery walls and yours turned out amazing, great job!
    xo, Jennifer @Blissfully Ever After

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    1. Thanks so much, Jennifer! And thank you for hosting the linky party!

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  4. Ah-mazing!! That dresser is drop-dead gorgeous and your gallery wall is incredible. Pinning this. I’d love it if you could link this up to our party, Give Me The Goods Monday! {1 party, 5 blogs}
    http://www.somuchbetterwithage.com/2013/05/give-me-goods-party-8.html
    Have a great week!
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

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    1. Thanks, Jamie! Popping over now to link up!

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  5. Love it, and I think you are pretty good at slopping some paint around!

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    1. Haha! Thanks, Sherri. That's what I tell myself after a few glasses of wine.

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  6. Wow, you've done a beautiful job with this. It looks wonderful!!

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  7. Love this wall so much! And yes, please paint me a few pieces, too. Your art work turned out really pretty!

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  8. Looks so pretty, Shannon! I'm impressed by the art you did. That abstract is one of the first things that caught my eye when I saw your wall :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Emily! I had so much fun painting them, and it was cheap artwork! :)

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  9. Your gallery wall is beautiful! And I just love the dresser below your television!
    Selene @ Restoration Beauty

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  10. Beautiful! Love your gallery wall - I did one and would love to take my frames closer to the floor but with a one year old that's next to impossible! Love the dresser! I pretty much love EVERYTHING! Pinning! And a new follower! Thanks so much for linking up at Give Me The Goods Monday! Can't wait to see what you bring next week! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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    1. Thanks so much, Jenna! I seriously thought about not hanging some of the frames so low because I have crazy cats, so I can't imagine it with a one-year-old! I'm so glad you found me, and I'll definitely be back next week! :)

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  11. So pretty!! I love all things gallery wall. You did such a wonderful job. I'm absolutely digging the gold on the bottom of the dresser, so fresh!!! Re-pinning and following fa show!

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    1. Thanks, Stacey! I love pinning, fa show! :)

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  12. Ok, I am obsessed with the dipped dresser and the gallery wall is seriously stunning! Love.

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  13. Love the gallery wall - very classic and all the mixed frames are great.
    - Lora

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    1. Thanks, Lara! I had so much fun gathering them.

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  14. Love it! I need a gallery wall in my home. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. That wall is just fabulous! Love the art you mixed in and it sure makes the TV look nice. Way to go. And slopping is a very technical term. :)

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  16. Loved your wall! It was my pick for features this week at Give Me The Goods! Please come by and grab your feature button! Congrats!! Dimples & Pig Tales

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    1. Thanks so much, Amber! That makes my day! :)

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  17. Pretty nifty! Another idea for this area would be all gold frames with black and white images in them. Very simple and classic.

    I LOVE gallery walls like this. I've done them in two homes we've lived in. Great use of space.

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    1. Thanks, Connie! I love the simple and clean look of black and white gallery walls. Such little color can make such a big impact! I guess I've just been feeling a little eclectic lately, haha.

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  18. Love the dresser. Think the wall is a little overdone, but that's just my opinion. Some really nice art but gets lost in the collection. Of course not artistic like you!

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    1. Thanks so much! I love the dresser too. It's funny...as soon as I hung the last frame in the gallery, I stepped back and said "Oh, god...I hate it", but then lived with it for a few days and now I love it!

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  19. OK, I really need to get myself working on my TV gallery wall. This looks beautiful!

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  20. Hi Shannon! I follow your blog and have always admired the dresser-turned-entertainment-center you painted white and gold. Can you share how you went about painting the dresser? (preparation such as sanding, types of paint, tips, etc.)?

    Thanks!
    Katie

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  21. I'm late to the party. But thanks for the inspiration! I love this!! Gorgeous assortment of artwork too.

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  22. Gorgeous gallery wall. Just beautiful. I especially love the (citrus?) botanicals.

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I love your comments like I love a glass of red wine, a slow Van Morrison song, and freshly swiffered floors...which is, like, a lot.



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