Recently I wrote about the boring bare wall above my sofa and how Sunny and I were arguing over what to do with it. I had pretty much given up on the whole gallery wall idea that I’d had my heart set on; Sunny likes right angles, straight lines, matching frames and neat corners, so I’d pretty much resigned myself to the fact that it just wasn’t going to happen… or so I thought. Then out of nowhere he started looking at them on Pinterest and bada-bing bada-boom. Somehow, I’d managed to twist his arm (which is a pretty difficult thing to do) and convince him it was a good idea, and after an Etsy binge, a couple of trips to Homesense and IKEA and then a late night spent command stripping (…not as filthy as it sounds…), tada! We have a gallery wall!
We’ve got a mix of pictures, photographs and a canvas, along with a mask my brother brought us back from his trip to South Africa, as well as a mix of frames. And we only used three screws. Back in our London flat we ruined a couple of walls trying to hang things up on plasterboard, but back then we didn’t have a little something-something called Command Strips, which are a bloody beautiful invention. 🙂
What d’you think of it? It’s weird walking into the lounge and not seeing a bare wall anymore!