Gallery walls are all the rage. I knew I wanted to create a grid style version in my family room but wasn't sure what to use as art. My primary colors in the space are coral, sky blue and chocolate. I wanted to come up with a unique gallery wall idea since I knew original art wasn't in the budget. So I perused Etsy. Seriously, every art piece I looked at in that color scheme was created for a nursery. Little hearts, arrows, animals...you name it. Too bad I'm not having a baby. Moving on to Plan B.
I searched high and low and couldn't find anything I liked. Feeling annoyed, I began to think maybe I should scratch the unique gallery wall idea and just invest in a big art piece when the time is right. After all, my living room wall has been empty for the last 8 years so what's another 2 (insert major dose of sarcasm).
Then I saw a post that caught my eye. It talked about using creative items for art like calendar pages, post cards, graphic t-shirts, etc. The sample picture for the calendar idea used an old Rifle Paper Co calendar. I love the quality of Rifle Paper products and knew this was the answer to my problems.
The next day I purchased a calendar and got busy with my DIY gallery wall. The frames that I used were 11 x 14 and included a mat. First, I tore out each calendar month and placed the mat on top. Next, I then taped the mat directly on the calendar page and cut any excess paper to customize the look.
Finally, I framed all 12 pages and arranged the layout. I decided on 1/2 inch of space between each frame to keep the look neat and clean. I also left about a feet of space between the bottom row of frames and the top of the sofa. I didn't want the frames too close to the sofa in order to avoid accidents with the kids.
And voila! My unique gallery wall idea is complete. The quotes bring a burst of inspiration and color into the space. I also love how easy it will be to simply change out the art according to future color schemes.
Do you have a DIY project you've been tossing around but aren't sure how to get started? Then a Decor Session may be the perfect option for you. This is a consultation service that I offer on an "as needed" base. Depending on your needs, I can assist for a minimum of 2 hrs or up to 8 hours. Let's work together and get that DIY project started!