My gallery wall is finally complete! :)
Remember my post about my gallery wall inspiration ? I told you guys that I loved the house of smiths shelf with the picture frames resting on them? Well I took the idea to my hubby and he agreed to help me "build" the shelf.
Here is what we came up with:
This is the only before picture I found of the same wall. This is from last October, right before I painted and stenciled the living room a light gray color.
If you want to see how we created our gallery wall, then read on:
First thing first, I collected all of the picture frames around the house
Then using my sprayer and left over white paint, I sprayed all of the frames
(I love using the paint sprayer rather then spray paint because the smell is not as bad, it gives a nice thick coat)
A shot of just a few of the frames drying, I only had to do one coat:
The next day we went to home depot and bought two of these primed boards:
(My hubby thinking "what are you doing woman!?")
As you can see they were each $8.87
We also picked up 7 of these brackets (I believe they were $6.99 each)
That same night I had my hubby hang all the brackets up
(he did the hard part, measuring and drilling)
So the next morning here is what we had.
Note that this is not the finished project, the boards are not nailed in. I just lifted the boards up and took the brackets off the wall to paint them.
Using my paint sprayer and some left over white paint I painted the brackets
(with the paint sprayer I only had to do one coat)
Using a small foam roller I painted both sides of the shelf
OK, once everything was dry, I hung up the brackets on the screws that my hubby drilled in the previous night and nailed in a nail with a nail gun through the shelf into the bracket to keep everything in place.
To hang the pictures, I played around with the placement and hung them up when I was happy with the look.
Most of the frames didn't have any pictures, so I just ordered some prints online.
Another look at the finished project, I love it!
I think it really brings the room together.
Thanks for visiting!