Our Gallery Wall

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. 🙂

Always photobombing with that face.  *eyeroll*

Some of my favourite prints of colourful street scenes (like this one of London) came from allthewaystosay over on Etsy. Love it!

What d’you think of it? It’s weird walking into the lounge and not seeing a bare wall anymore!

21 thoughts on “Our Gallery Wall

  1. I love it!! I would like to have a wall like this at home one day, too, but currently, I’m still living with my parents and my mom won’t let me hang a single poster on any wall in my room. 😀

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    1. Aww! I can sympathise! My Mum used to hate me sticking things up on the wall of my bedroom too – but then I used to use that old blue tack stuff that left marks and pulled the paintwork off! 🙂

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  2. I love the mix-and-match frames and other items, it has more character than a wall of photo frames that are all the same 🙂 I’ll have to keep those Command Strips in mind for when I move out of my parents’ house and into rented accommodation again!

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    1. Honestly, they’re brilliant! I was a bit skeptical about them at first, but we’ve used them all over the house on both heavy and light frames and they’ve all worked really well 🙂

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      1. That’s good to know they’re not a “light frames only” product 🙂 I’m always a little sceptical of rave reviews online, until I hear from someone who has actually used them!


      2. I think I’d be worried about hanging something VERY heavy with them, but for most frames they work well. You just have to use more command strips depending on how heavy the frame is.

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