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


  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!


  2. fun! love the media center too!

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

  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.

  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!

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

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

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

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

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


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