6.14.2011

My gallery wall...





I had the rare good fortune to spend this past weekend
alone in my own home.....
Don't get me wrong, I did miss my family......just a little bit...
But if you are a momma, you know what a little slice of heaven it is
to have the whole house to yourself for an entire weekend. 

I took the opportunity to work on the massive staircase wall in our new digs.
I knew I needed to have time and and a peaceful home to tackle this project.  {I might not recommend 
pouring yourself a glass of wine on Friday night while in the middle of hanging picture
frames on a steep staircase....I'm just sayin'.....}

And while all the "instructions" for doing a gallery wall state
that you should use craft paper to cut out ALL the sizes and shapes of
your frames and tape them up on the wall before you hammer
a single nail into the wall, I chose to live dangerously.  The only preparation I did
was to sort of arrange all the pictures on my bedroom floor.  And then, being the crazy
kind of gal I am, I started hanging.  Now, I will state for the record that there
may or may not be "extra" nail holes behind some of the pictures.....I'm just sayin'....


I am pretty happy with how it turned out.  I used a mix of new and vintage
frames, family photos, vintage prints and letters that represent our
family name.  Everything on this wall has meaning to our family.



This is a big wall so I purposely left space to add to the wall when 
I have updated photos.  

** The color on our walls is Benjamin Moore's "Halo".  Trim paint is
Benjamin Moore "White Dove".
29 comments on "My gallery wall..."
  1. Check out my gallery wall, I too took the chance and started hanging. You home is looking amazing, I ogled every detail. You are so good at what you do.

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  2. You've made a big wall cozy. It's really becoming a home... such a transformation! Inspiring!!

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  3. I love your gallery wall! That is one daunting wall and I love how it brings your space to life!! The sconces and combination of frames and the letter look fabulous together!

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  4. It turned out great Jill! When do I get to come over for some wine and to see in person??? :) Happy Tuesday!
    Meg

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  5. Great solution for this wall!! Really elegant.....this wall speacks about the people who live inside.

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  6. this looks wonderful:) thanks for the inspiration - and for "living dangerously" - it makes me think i could do this, too?! and i'm not a measure and deliberate kind of girl...

    mary

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  7. I love your wall gallery.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  8. you make that look so easy and i know it's not. that's like some mad skills you got there! gorgeous:)

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  9. wow, I think it turned out great! I'm like you and don't pre-plan too much, just throw that stuff up there and let it be. xoxo

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  10. It looks wonderful! Your room looks cozy too. I am really inspired by it because I have leather and white with blue in our living room that I am still struggling with.

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  11. THAT is one
    big 'ole wall
    to fill....and
    you did it,
    beautifully!
    I'm still looking
    for frames for my
    damask wall. I
    need an oval!
    xx Suzanne

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  12. I absolutely love the look of your gallery - I especially love the sconces mixed in with the frames and letters. Well done!

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  13. Wow, that looks amazing! I want one now..... :)

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  14. I love it! I just found your blog and I'm enjoying reading through your older posts. Enjoy the rest of your week...

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  15. LOVE IT! Just sitting here with my coffee wondering how hard it would be to knock out a wall ... hmmm ...

    http://hotmessmoma.blogspot.com

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  16. Love it, looks great. Hopefully I can see it in person soon!

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  17. perfect!
    it looks like something right out of a movie set!
    i love it!

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  18. Gorgeous! No kidding I thought that was a magazine photo! You are so lucky to have been able to have so much done before you moved in. I'm feeling like I will never finish getting the painting done! Of course I have moved into lazy summer mode so that's not helping much!

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  20. Gallery wall- seems like you're getting settled in your home. Great job.
    Thanks for providing paint names.

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  22. Love it. The gallery wall and the furnishings--very inspiring. That's a Pretty House you have there.

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  23. Oh Jill your gallery looks WONDERFUL Lovey....hahahahaha....I've wielded a hammer after a glass (or THREE) of wine & can honestly say it's NOT the best idea....The EXTRA nail holes are indeed TESTAMENT to this....**wink**....!!

    You ARE much braver than I though re the 'winging it' it aspect....Sober or not I'd HAVE to have my paper templates.... :o) !!!!!

    I LOVE the look of your new place....VERY HANDSOME....!!

    I hope you're all having a WONDERFUL week....!!

    Cheers from Oz,
    Tamarah :o)

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  24. Your honestly best of to go with you gut. Taking the photos and hanging them based on how you feel is the smartest thing you can do. It's your house you should place things where you think it looks best. Not what someone else thinks.

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