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Guys. I'm impressed.
I hate to say it because it sounds really vain, but I impressed myself.
You see, I've dreamed of a gallery wall for some time now.
I'd drool over other's perfectly arranged gallery walls quite often and would just hope that maybe one day I'd be brave enough to attempt my own display.
I know, a little over dramatic, but I'm being 100% honest....
Those gallery walls intimidated the crap out of me!
I never understood the concept of strategically displaying different styles and sizes of wall art, that would all together bring such a wow factor to a room.
And all the gallery wall tutorials (you know, the whole out lining each art piece on paper and then taping each piece of paper to the wall) just seemed like a lot of work to me. Maybe I'm a little lazy.
So when this was the result of a spontaneous urge to just "give it a quick try" and I ended up LOVING it, I was over ecstatic!
The part I'm impressed with the most was my lazy "just go with it" method.
I literally grabbed every piece of wall art from our master bedroom (since we're going to be re-doing that space soon), master bath (already under construction), and some that I already had in the living room.
I then laid them on the floor and spent about 20 minutes re-arranging them as I decided on a layout.
I took a picture of the layout, measured my art (that was still laying on the floor) from left piece to right piece, then measured my wall and marked the sections where the first and last piece should go.
Then I just took piece by piece and started hanging them on the wall, hoping that they would come out just like in the picture.
And they did!
The plates were recently added. I found these for 98 cents a pop at Target and they were the last ones left!
As you can see, thanks to high ceilings, there is still plenty of space left to add more pieces. Something I"m very excited about!
And just for kicks, this is what the wall looked like before my spontaneous gallery wall took center stage:
It was rather boring and I can't believe I lived with this blank wall for so long.
You can see how this living room has come along here.
I also plan on updating on more progress in the next couple of months!
How do you feel about gallery walls? Do you have a favorite method to arranging your pieces? If so, please share!
Here are some of my must haves for when hanging wall art (affiliated links):
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