Thursday, November 3, 2011

Wall Art Gallery

Need to fill up a large area on a small budget? 
Make a wall gallery.  

I bought these book prints at Winterberry Cottage on etsy.

The matted frames were puchased at the Christmas Tree Shop. (Caution- cheap frames are hard to hang straight. Some of them are different sizes and hangers are in different places. Nothing like a photo to help you see things. I've since gone back and straightened up some of these.)
For less than $100, a big wall is amply decorated without a lot of fuss.

In case, you missed a previous post, the houndstooth ottoman came from Target.
I'm a little unsure about the durability since so many prop their feet on it but... that's what an ottoman is for so we'll enjoy it while it lasts.

Three years ago my living room looked like this-

We moved and leased out the house. Tenants destroyed it, especially the floors. So we came back and continued the wood throughout this room too.

(stain is a blend- 1/2 pecan, 1/2 ebony.)

I'm amazed at how much larger it made the space feel.

More details to come.
Other sources in these photos-
Sofa: Craigslist
Rug: JC Penney's
Vintage Style floor lamp:  The Christmas Tree Shop (only $16!)
Red tray on ottoman: Ross
Circle pillows: Target
Chevron pillow: Tuesday Morning's
Silhouette pillow: A Cozy Cup of Tea
Paint color: Sherwin Williams Pediment

Posting to:
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Inspiration Friday at Common Ground
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage


Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Love that gallery wall. I love those images too...they look great in your room.

Silvia said...

Molto bello l'arredamento!! Complimenti!

Andrea said...

love a gallery wall, and yours looks great!

Nani said...

The wood flooring sure did make a difference! I love the gallery. Hadn't thought of doing that. Now I'm thinking...

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Love it!

Lou Cinda

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Looks great. I love those cute prints. I know what you mean about cheap frames being all different. That was the case in my dining room with my gallery wall. Get what you pay for I guess.

Wendi @ Classic Chic Home said...

Your living room and wall gallery project look fantastic. You've chosen lovely patterns and colours for the room - very warm and energetic.
Have a lovely day!
~ Wendi ~

Loretta said...

Your living room is sooo beautiful! I love the wall of pics. But, what really caught my eye is the floor...the dark stain really pop against the light walls and makes the room look larger.
It was good you could come in and repair what was destroyed! Hugs!

Gabriela Delworth said...


Love this display! It looks like a million and right out an interior design magazine!
You are a smart lady...:o)


Amy @MaisonDecor said...

The prints look super esp with the houndstooth ottoman in front of the sofa!

Cindy said...

I love your living room, your colors are great. And that gorgeous floor! The art gallery looks wonderful, I love the images in each of them. Your living room is very comfortable looking, my friend, the perfect place to curl up and read a book or simply chat with a friend. I especially like the white leather recliner, that is so beautiful!!!
Love and hugs, cindy

Blondie's Journal said...

Your gallery wall is fabulous!! Great idea using the book! And I love the ottoman...I do hope you get many, many years out of it. It's really nice!


❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀@ A Lapin Life said...

Your gallery wall looks so wonderful!! I love art on the wall instead of a mirror.
The houndstooth ottoman is fantastic. It's the perfect look for your beautiful room.

P.S. The wood floors look amazing.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

LOVE the ottoman. I think that's my favorite thing with those circle pillows a close second. You have done such a good job making this place your home again. You should be really proud of yourself...have a great weekend!

Lee said...

Hi Tammy, firstly I must say...WOW, I love your gallery wall and living room redo! Just gorgeous. Secondly, thanks so much for leaving such a lovely comment on my blog and becoming a follower. And last but not least, I can't believe that ottoman is from Target - obviously the range at Target is much, much better than what's available in store here in Australia. I look forward to reading many, many more of your posts. Lee

Love Of Quilts said...

The gallery wall worked great. Nice craigslist buy. That's were I got the couch I have now but I need to find another I get tired of them easy and that's a good way to change up more offten.Trish

podso said...

Great idea and it looks great, My parents always put little knobs of some sort of clay (I'm sure it was for frames) that kept the pictures in place on the wall.

laxsupermom said...

Love those prints! Your gallery wall looks terrific! Thanks for sharing.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

The room looks fantastic...what a change. I love your gallery wall, it fits right in and is a very cleaver idea.(-:

A Vintage Vine said...

Just checked out Winterberry, great stuff! The room is looking wonderful, the ottoman was a perfect choice!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Wow- your room is just gorgeous!! Love your gallery wall too! Come share it at Feathered Nest Friday sometime too! Have a wonderful weekend!

Dayle said...

Love it, Tammy, especially those floors. That's on my to-do list. :)

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I this the wall turned out great! I will remember to check the backs of frames, thanks for the tip. I love that ottoman. Makes me want to cover something in hounds tooth. It all looks great together. The new floors make a a big impact.

michelle said...

I just adore those prints and they look so perfect all together like that. Your room is gorgeous and I the ottoman is great, yeah Target!! :)

Maggie Ann said...

I love your red couch!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Tammy, the room looks great! Good job! Love the ottoman, too. I've got two in our family room, and I'm with you, we'll just enjoy them til they soil or wear out, then get more!! I've heard of using the sticky velcro on the backs of pics to help them stay straight.

Happy PS!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

annie said...

What a great room you put together with some amazing the art work...the bench and the silhouette pillow.

Janette - The2Seasons said...

I put a link to your blog in my latest post, which I just published a few minutes ago. I borrowed a great idea from you and wanted to make sure you received credit for the original idea. Thanks so much for the inspiration. You can see it at

Cindy said...

Beautiful room! Love the ottoman...houndstooth is such a classic fabric design! Your photographs are perfect, I'll have to go visit Etsy and take a look around! :)

Zane Wooder said...

Nothing is more fun then having a picture of a cow on your wall. I have one on my wall and everyone always makes a comment about it.

-Zane of ontario honey