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Gallery Wall | Frugal & Simple

Gallery Wall

When we moved into our new home, I wanted to change  the decor in our living room, making it more modern and a better reflection of us Рwithout spending much money! A gallery wall is a perfect way to use elements you have and love and give them a new life creating a new look.

My first step was to pick out all the elements that I wanted on the wall and arrange them on the floor! {Thanks to a long nap!} Once I created an arrangement I liked, I then took newspaper and traced each frame/item, noting where the hangers were and taped it to the wall. {This was not an original idea, it’s one of the many clever tricks I’ve found at Young House Love!}

A positive to hanging the newspaper was that it was super easy for my husband to hang everything for me! {He is the ‘picture hanger’ here since he’s the real perfectionist. He always says, I’ll happily hang anything as long as you tell me exactly where to put it! This sure is telling him exactly where to put it!}

Our completed current gallery wall.

The best part, I spent less than $25 for this look because I only purchased one item, the Urban Soul Fruit of the Spirit Wall Art. {It was only $25 and I used a coupon for 20% off!} Everything else was reused from our decor stash!

We threw this up in time for Paxton’s birthday party {so our living room wouldn’t be completely bare!} I have plans to spray paint the wooden tone frames black, paint the star an apple green and replace the blue fabric in one of the frames with apple green zig zag fabric that matches our throw pillows {that I still have to sew!}

Here’s a shot of the living room as it is today! The gallery wall is the only wall with anything on it, still! I have no clue what I am going to put on the other walls! {I am open to suggestions!}

I love that I captured Paxton sitting on the rug, reading a book and looking like an angelic child. {It literally lasted about 20 seconds but doesn’t it make it look like I live such a peaceful life? ha!}