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