Thursday, January 3, 2013

diy: center line grid gallery wall

Since Shawn and I have been off work for two weeks, we have had a lot of time to get some things done around the house {much to his dismay, I'm sure, since he's the brawn of the operation}.
One thing I've wanted to do for a while was to redo the gallery wall in our living room.
Below is the best "before" picture I could find.
Our gallery wall was a series of picture frames, display boxes and floating shelves. And it's been this way for nearly five years.
So yeah, definitely time for a change.


A search on Pinterest revealed an overwhelming amount of gorgeous gallery walls people had created.
But I stumbled across these gallery wall grids and I decided to use the Center Line Grid below to help me organize the items I wanted to use in my gallery wall.
Source: via Holly on Pinterest
{I used the Center Line Grid to create my gallery wall}
Shawn used painter's tape to create the center line, then it was time to design the layout.
There was a lot of trial and error.
My sister got me a set of 10 picture frames in various sizes for Christmas, so I knew I wanted a lot of picture frames in the gallery wall, as well as the display boxes.
Because our wine rack was already on the wall, I decided to make it part of the design, and build out from there. 


And after much measuring, leveling, bickering about where to put things and bouts of frustration when trying to hang things, we ended up with this:

{after. Don't mind the empty frames - I'm ordering pics to go in them.}

We love it!
Well, Shawn isn't in love with the Route 66 sign, but I think it's cool {it's from Home Goods - along with the two green frames}.
We're not knick-knack people, so this really helped to eliminate some clutter we had accumulated.
I really like that we stretched the gallery wall the whole length of the wall. It makes the room feel bigger.
I seriously couldn't be happier with how it turned out!

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Mary said...

Looks awesome!! Nice job!

Lins - Domesticated Working Woman said...

It looks fantastic! I love the center line grid

Sarah said...

It looks great-- and I love the Route 66 sign :)

Miss Chelsea said...

Looks good!

Jennifer V. said...

That looks amazing!!! I left my photo wall to my husband and he just put my pictures up wherever he felt like. LOL.

Jessica Odom said...

I love it! Great job!

Carolyn R said...

It's so cute!

Andi said...

I like it! This makes me want to figure out a place for a gallery wall at my house!

Hilary said...

Love it! I hear ya on trial & error, as much as you 'plan' it out it's almost like nail and see. Looks great!

Myra said...

Looks awesome, friend!!

Jen said...

I love it! It really helps to fill out the wall very nicely. I am hoping to do something similar to the wall going up our stairs. I'll have to look to Pinterest for some ideas similar to this :)

My-cliffnotes said...

Soo cute I love it.

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smk053078 said...

You guys rocked it!!! Looks super fab! I just did ours in the hallway with our family pictures. It was a pain in the booty!!!

Michelle said...

I love that!! I want to do something similar. And don't listen to Shawn...the Route 66 sign is my favorite part ;)

Janna Renee said...

It. Looks. Awesome! I hate knick Knacks too, so I really need some of those box shelves.

callie ;) said...

love the wall!! can't wait to see it! :)

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