Can you believe we’re half way through the week already? I have been experiencing what’s known as the “summer cold” over the last few days…its been loads of fun…(did you note my sarcastic tone there?) Somehow sore throats and achy chills don’t mix well with 3 kids who are home on summer vacation and don’t understand why mom doesn’t want to just go have some fun! Hopefully with some down time I’ll be on the road to recovery soon, but meanwhile, one thing that’s sure to improve my day is sharing this fun gallery wall with all of you!
I have always admired these fun, eclectic walls in other people’s homes and figured it was time to finally try creating one of my own. After recently removing a large canvas painting from one of my walls in my living room, I had the perfect spot. The wall was already sort of started for me with a set of black display shelves on the right side of the wall.
I had purchased this cute wooden pallet sign from Hobby Lobby this spring, and I knew I wanted to incorporate it on the wall. It’s a verse from Psalms that reminds me why I love to sing worship music so much.
I also bought a barn board arrow at a flea market sale for pretty cheap that I wanted to display. (Along with an awesome wooden block art holder and a stuffed pig for my daughter! We love Laura Numeroff’s stories of crazy animals!)
There was such awesome stuff at this sale! I was dreaming of coming home with a lot more “junk” but managed to restrain myself!
Anyway, back to the wall…so, I had a nice open space to work with and I started by going to Pinterest for some inspiration. These were 3 of my favs.
I love to collect items relating to birds, so I thought it would be fun to work with that theme in mind. I also had some big punched tin letters spelling, “J-O-Y”, that I wanted to incorporate.
The rest of the items I already owned and worked them into the design. I think the best thing about creating a gallery wall is, you just wing it! There are really no set design rules here, you just go with what you think works and choose items that make you happy.
You can also play with different layouts and mix things up if you decide you’re bored with it. Knowing how often that happens for me, I will probably end up changing certain items out seasonally.
So, here’s the finished result! What do you think? Lots of room to still add items if I find them and think they’ll work into the space. And I didn’t have to break the bank in the process of creating it! Win, win!
That’s all for today, but I hope you’ll stop back again at the end of the week for another project I’ve been working on that’s sure to bust those boredom blues for your kiddos this summer!