gallery wall beginnings….

I’ve seen so many inspiring gallery walls lately on different blogs and all over pinterest, so I thought it was time to start building my own.

We’re not ready to spend money on art, but I was able to walk around my apartment and my parents’ house and find some cool pieces. No really, I just walked around and found art.

I thought I could use the washi tape method of hanging prints, but FYI – it doesn’t hold paper up on the wall very well. Not sure how so many bloggers make it look good, but it just doesn’t work… I washi-taped the smaller items and just used scotch tape or sticky tac on the back of the bigger prints.

Can’t wait to keep adding to the wall! I’ll share another post with some of the pieces I’m hoping to buy soon…

Apology ahead of time – my apartment is really dark/ I need to work on my photography skills. Trying my best with an iphone here…

 photo 527gallery-4_zps92d76d10.jpg

The finished product – pretty random and fun.

 photo 527gallery-6_zps626451a1.jpg

  1. One of my friends did her own calligraphy for her wedding invitations. The envelope was so beautiful, I had to save it!
  2. My sister painted this in high school at an art camp. We love fish in the Wilson house, so I stole it during their move πŸ™‚
  3. “i’m always your number one fan” card I bought for Eric in Chelsea Market. We restored a vintage fan so it was pretty perfect πŸ™‚
  4. My grandma painted this watercolor! She’s super talented πŸ™‚

 photo 527gallery-5_zpscceecf43.jpg

  1. We received this little framed medallion as a wedding gift from Eric’s cousin. Finally have a place to put it!
  2. Another one of my grandma’s watercolor paintings
  3. Target! had to have it.

Here’s the wall I did in my sister’s new room since she moved back from NJ:

 photo 527stefanie_zps30b6029d.jpg

  1.  picture of us when we were little in front of a huge cherry blossom tree
  2. Stef’s friend drew this pic of her for her high school graduation
  3. 14-year old braces Stefanie
  4. a frustrated cat card
  5. drawn by Stef
  6. drawn by Stef
  7. something pink
  8. campaign poster from Stef’s high school run for student body president
  9. drawn by Stef
  10. an artistic page from the JCrew catalog
  11. drawn by Stef

More inspiration if you need it πŸ™‚

 photo 527inspiration_zpsf06b0def.jpg

Top Row: 1, 2, 3
Bottom Row: 1, 2, 3


1 Comment