Thursday, July 25, 2013

Picture Gallery Wall in Family Room


I'm so excited to to finally share what has been in the works for a while now.  Have you ever envisioned how you want something to look before ever buying one single item. That was me about six months ago when I realized the blank wall surrounding our entertainment center needed some help. I knew I didn't want just pictures hung up there, so I started thinking about different elements and textures I could work with. Below is how everything came together and I couldn't be more pleased with it.  It now has such a warm welcome feeling and that was exactly what I was going for.

I think the most important thing to do when hanging a picture gallery wall is to start on the floor.  I did the exact same thing as I did on my picture gallery wall upstairs and laid everything out on the floor before I hung anything on the wall.  To see that post, you can look here.

{Entertainment Center from Pottery Barn}
On one side I hung the Shadowbox of Keys I made and posted about here and also hung the cardboard "A" that I wrapped in jute.  You can read about that post here.  I love my lamp and decided to frame the gallery wall around it and the TV.

{Burlap Frames and Lanterns are from Pottery Barn}
{Wicker basket is from Target}
{Small baskets in bookshelf from IKEA}

{Lamp is from Anderson's Furniture in Southlake, TX}
The painting in the middle of the gallery wall is a one of a kind painting by Edward Michell here in Calgary.  You can see his work here.  


The wire tray is one of my favorite elements on the wall.  I found this tray at Home Sense, but made it unique by painting a Canadian maple leaf on it.  A post will be coming shortly on how I transformed this tray.


The "love" metal letters came from Target years ago around Valentine's Day.  I hung them on the wall with 3M Command Velcro strips and a level (just to make sure it was even).


For the frame below, I decided to use a big flat head nail and then hung the rope on the nail and took a metal rose that already had a magnet on it and stuck it to the nail.

{Frame is from Pottery Barn} 


{Lantern is from Pottery Barn}



Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great weekend!!

Click Here to see our Picture Gallery Wall Upstairs

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By Stephanie Lynn

10 comments:

  1. I am totally gonna paint a maple leaf on a tray for my hubby (The Canadian-BTW we got married in Calgary) and put it on the wall. I love that idea. Your pics are fab. This is such a wonderful and inspiring post. I would love it if you would share this post at our WIW linky party. Hope you can join us today!

    Paula
    ivyandelephants.blogspot.com

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  2. fun! love the media center too!

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  3. Great job! Visiting from Tater Tots & Jello!

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  4. I am working on a gallery wall in my living room. Great job with yours. I'd love it if you would link it up to my new and improved link party going on now.

    http://www.ifitsnotbaroquedesignblog.blogspot.com/

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  5. Stopping by from Tatertots and Jello link party. Love the wall! It looks like it's straight out of a Pottery Barn catalog! Bout to start this same project soon for my living room!
    Stacy
    www.theprojectpalace.com

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  6. Wow, beautiful job! Thank you for linking up, Jen-City Farmhouse

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  7. very nice! I love how you have all different kinds of things instead of just pictures in frames...it really stands out!

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  8. Love this wall, I love all the extra touches you added! Thanks for sharing with with us. :-) Have a blessed day!

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  9. Stopping by from Kelly's Korner link-up. :)' Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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  10. Over from KK: This has been one of the best GW's that I have seen - great job!

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