The entry way to our house has been pretty empty for quite some time. I’ve always wanted to put a little table or something there, but the space isn’t really that large to hold a table unless we want to bump into it every time we enter or leave the house. But I so desperately wanted to create some sort of welcoming feel to our home, so I began scouting for gallery wall items.
The idea for a gallery wall all started when I found a cute black shelf at Michael’s that was on sale. We all know women and sales; I just couldn’t pass it up so I purchased that puppy and brought it home. I immediately had Tolar hang the shelf up for me and I found some pictures that I liked to display on it. I then found this print and framed it, adding it to my entry way wall. And that is where I stopped.
I was constantly looking for items, but I didn’t want to add anything else until I felt like I had enough items to make the gallery wall. So every time I went to Michael’s or Target or Home Goods or Bed, Bath and Beyond I was on the lookout for fun items that could go on my wall. And it took me over a year to really find everything, but I’m so glad I waited. Because I love the way everything turned out.
I love how with a gallery wall, you really don’t have to measure anything. The idea is to place the pieces where you want them and not space everything out evenly. It was so fun and freeing for Tolar and I to hang everything because if we missed our mark by a tiny little bit, it didn’t matter. And I love that you get to be eclectic when creating a gallery wall, not every frame needs to match. The point is to showcase different tastes and styles.
Our wall includes photos of Tolar and I, a newborn photo of Baby K printed on a canvas from Easy Canvas Prints, a fun last name print from Very Jane, a quote print courtesy of Minted, a map of Venice (where we went on our honeymoon) and a free printable I found from a google image search.
And the piece de resistance? This hook that I found at Bed, Bath and Beyond on clearance for $2. I told Tolar I had to buy it because it was only $2 (we have a running joke in our house that we only waste our money on the cheap/inexpensive things). I didn’t know what I wanted to do with it, but I felt like it was calling my name. And that little $2 hook brought the entire gallery wall together. It helped keep everything from looking so symmetrical. I love the finished product!
(I tried to label where I got everything, if something isn't labeled, its because I either got it from a friend or don't remember! If you have a question, feel free to leave that in the comments section below.)