Hello! Today I am going to share the afters of my hall travel themed gallery wall. It’s been a bit since I have shared home decor things. I have been busy behind the scenes with my ebook that launches this Friday, July 15th! I am so excited for this book to finally get to you guys. There is so many tips and tricks on how to decorate on a budget packed into the book. If you want to sample one of the chapters, just go here and the chapter will automatically be emailed to you.
Ok, back to the hall! The last time you saw it, it looked like this (If you want to check out all of my hall posts, click here):
The molding was up and looking pretty, but the gallery wall only had one piece of art- and that’s kind of a problem- haha. I had a bunch of art all ready to be hung, so I put it up.
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I really thought this would be enough art, but I was underwhelmed. It was boring! So I went to Pinterest and did some research on how to add interest to a gallery wall. I looked at gallery walls I liked and came up with a list of items that spiced them up:
I then went to Michaels and spent $20 and bought some of the elements I liked best from my list. I got an arrow, a W (for my last name), an ampersand &, and a little shelf for our travel souvenirs. I added two more frames to round everything out. Here is how it looks now:
I have quite the spoon collection from my travels. I have been searching for a spoon holder and am kind of liking this one from Etsy. I would feel like an old lady with one, so that’s also something to take into consideration- haha.
I really love it! We like to point out to Don our different trips. And reminisce about our awesome times traveling. Plus it’s nice to have something fresh and new up!
I also wanted to include some tips for how I hang a gallery wall. I am an expert hanger (really- haha. I’ve been hanging art on the walls of stores and client’s homes for the past 10 years) and here is how I do it in the least amount of time as possible-
- I lie everything out on the floor and arrange it until I am happy. I take a photo of the arrangement.
- I hang the center item (using a measuring tape to make sure it is center on the wall)
- I then refer to my photo and start hanging the next frames that are closest to the center piece of art and work my way out.
- At this point, I stop using a tape measurer. I just hold the frame on the wall where it goes. I have the hammer in one hand and the nail in my mouth. I put my frame where it goes on the wall and put my finger behind the frame where the nail will go. I take my finger down and memorize where that spot is. I put the frame between my knees and hammer in the nail to the spot where my finger was. I hang the art and keep going. You can use a pencil, but this is the quickest way and I rarely have to re-hang anything.
Another tip is that I bought a pack of hanging supplies from the dollar store. There are a variety of sizes of brass nails, wall hangers (which I don’t use), and hanging wire and it was $1!
Let me know if you have any questions- I really need to do a video of it.
I love that I can change out the quote. I am SO in love with that little wall. Isn’t it amazing what some molding will do?!
So there you have it! I still need to put a new light up in the hall. My life is too crazy right now to push it (I won’t go into details but I need to go on a 2 week trip for work, my dog was hurt, Don had to go to the pediatrician because of a cold, my husband and I both have colds), so for now I still have the ugly old boob light up. #1stworldproblems
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