Dramatic Gallery Wall Makeover

2 Materials
4 Hours

Turn a drab wall into a statement with your own gallery wall. Watch this stunning before and after!
dramatic gallery wall makeover
dramatic gallery wall makeover
Here's what the living room looked like before the makeover.
dramatic gallery wall makeover
I laid all the frames and art work down on the ground first to get an idea of how I wanted to lay it out. I measured the wall and then taped out the space on the floor. It ends up shifting from your original idea, but it's a good starting off point.
dramatic gallery wall makeover
Ladder is up on the wall! I got this old vintage ladder at a flea market for $30. It makes for a great statement piece as a bookshelf.
dramatic gallery wall makeover
Frames going up up up!
dramatic gallery wall makeover
Try and space your frames evenly and create an anchor horizon line, so that frames look they follow a cohesive design.
dramatic gallery wall makeover
I purchased this chair (also on Craigslist) and paid to have it reupholstered. It's super comfortable.
dramatic gallery wall makeover
Check out the video to watch the full transformation and get tips on how to build your own gallery wall!

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  • Jean C Andrews
    on Feb 9, 2018

    You did a great job! Have you thought about having the frames the color, or maybe two of the same color?
  • Janet McCarraher
    on Mar 14, 2018

    I want to paint my bedroom a soft yellow. What color was the wall before you painted it? Love the ladder idea.

    • Mary
      on Nov 21, 2018

      Go to Sherwin Williams and free paint booklet of their paint colors. They have every color imaginable in there. And remember that yellow will paint up to be more intense than the sample will appear so pick your color and go one paler to actually get the color you expect. My friend did yellow in her kitchen this way and it turned out beautifully. Good luck.

  • Dee marie
    on Dec 24, 2018

    Great job on your wall. I'm especially interested in the ladder. Did you take it apart first, if so how would I do that? I also want to use a ladder for my winter throw blankes.

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