4th Project in the Room Re-do…the Gallery Wall!

The 4th Project in the Room Re-do…...the Gallery Wall

Lucky for me, my sister already had a collection of frames that needed some repurposing!
A little paint, and some white cream paper (for the frames that didn’t have matting) and some white and black pictures downloaded to Costco photo dept, and we have a gallery wall for this space in the room re-do!
* helpful hint:  I don’t actually mat pictures for gallery walls. I use a large mat of creme posterboard cut to the size of the frame opening, and double sided tape or glue stick. Measure so the picture is in the middle and stick it on! 
So much faster and cheaper than actually matting. I used to use nice matting for gallery walls, and do all my own cutting with a mat cutter, but unless people very carefully inspect the pictures, no one will ever no the difference. 

I love gallery walls, they add such personal sentiment to a space!


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  1. I really thought the room you were redoing was your own until I saw the big picture of Carinn and Brady. I thought, wow, she must REALLY like Carinn a lot! (I’m sure you do, but it makes more sense now that this is Carinn’s house.)
    Great gallery! I love it!

  2. NaDell, I’m totally laughing! That is sooo funny! I can just picture myself now putting pictures of Carinn and Brady up and down my hallways! lol

    Yup, I re-did her bedroom for Christmas. I have told her I would re-do it forever! I love how it turned out! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. I think I need to make one of these too.Thanks for posting it on my site.

  4. Stopping by from the Take a Look Tuesday link up. I have TONS of frames I’ve collected in order to do a collage/gallery wall, but I’m soo nervous! We just bought a brand new house and all of our walls are perfect. I’m afraid to mess them up. Yours looks great! I love the black and white!


  5. I love how this turned out! I have frames to do a gallery wall, I just haven’t painted them, and decided on pictures! I hope it turns out something like yours : ) I’d love for you to share at my party

  6. Love it! I just did something you might be interested in here -http://jamesandleighann.blogspot.com/2012/01/photo-makeover.html

  7. I love this wall. I desperately need something like this in my house! I would love it if you would share this at my link party.


    I just found your link party and will be linking up too!

  8. Love this wall, and love your tip about the matting! Found you on The Southern Product Queen’s link party. I’m building my own blog and would love to hear your feedback! http://www.SerendipityandSpice.blogspot.com

  9. It’s linky party time again! This post would be great at it if you wanna share it! Here is the link! http://www.thesouthernproductqueen.com/one-stop-shoppe-linky-party

  10. What a sweet space…the perfect thing for that sliver of wall space!

  11. Nice gallery wall. Like your idea for matting as well.

  12. Great ideas!!! Perfection…and that’s not easy, I know well!!!

    XO, Aimee

  13. Thank you so much for joining my linky party! This post rocks!

  14. this is so pretty1 I love how you painted the frames. Makes such a HUGE difference.

    I am having a Feature Friday Linky Party and would love for you to link this up.


  15. This is beautiful! I am trying to work up the nerve for a gallery wall in my scrapbook room but it is so intimidating! Great job!

    Amanda O’Banion

  16. I love your gallery Wall! I have wanted to do something like this for a while:) It looks fabulous! I would love you to come by and link up at my Friday party Friday Frolic:) I am a new follower. Have a great weekend!

  17. Your wall came out great Katie! A few blog friends and I are collectively presenting a new challenge idea that we would love to have you join. My project is actually a type of gallerwall as wwell. If you have a second, check in at http://www.thespacebetweenblog.wordpress.com on Monday, and feel free to email me if you have any questions!
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

  18. What a beautiful wall! I love the baby pic at the top…SOOO Adorable! So glad you linked up at Overflowing with Creativity!!! See you this Wednesday!

    XO, Aimee

  19. Love your gallery wall..so creative and so inexpensive.


  20. I’m loving this wall and the paint color! Fabulous job, I’ll be featuring it tomorrow 😉

  21. Looks fantastic, especially with that chandelier! Thanks for linking up to Refresh Your Nest Friday!


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