How I Built a Gallery Wall Above My New Desk

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30 Minutes

Hello from my office!

After we built the new desk (details on my blog), I wanted to decorate my work area and make it pretty to look at. We are still unpacking so I had to go search up my gold frames because that's what I knew I wanted to use. They were in two separate places, but I found them!

That wall is a blank canvas! Lets get started!

The following photos show you how I placed each mirror and frame to create my gallery wall. Its probably more than you need to see, but it gives you the idea of how I placed each piece.


When creating a gallery wall, I like to start with my largest pieces and work down to the smaller ones. Obviously you aren't going to have the same items I do, so just place yours like you think they look nice to YOU.

What I used:

Gallery Wall pieces



STEP 1: Before I started, I laid my frames on the floor and arranged them how I liked them, snapped a picture on my phone and then transferred the design to the wall.


STEP 2: I used the width of my desk for my border line and tried not to go past that.


STEP 3: Keep adding your pieces until you fill the border space you've allowed.


STEP 4: Decorate the remainder of your space if needed. In this case, I decorated my desk top with a few items I love!

There is no wrong or right way to create a gallery wall. These are items you love and put together and want to display in YOUR home. Have fun with it!

Thanks for looking! :)

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Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


Have a question about this project?

2 questions
  • Sharon
    on Sep 9, 2020

    I love your gallery wall! How did you attach your pictures to the wall?


    • DeeDee
      on Sep 16, 2020

      Hi Sharon! Thank you so much! I used small nails. :)

  • Kyra F. Mello
    on Sep 17, 2020

    Love it! Well done! Thanks for sharing. I’ve been wanting to do this for awhile but just cant find the right wall.

    p s where did you get your desk?

    • DeeDee
      on Sep 18, 2020

      Hi Kyra! Thank you so much! I got my desk on Amazon and if you'll click over to my blog (look above for the blue GO button) there is a direct link for it there. They have several different ones to choose from. AWESOME desk! :)

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  • Sue
    on Sep 9, 2020

    Very pretty!

  • Jeanna Patterson
    on Sep 16, 2020

    I did the same thing in my Hall Wall above a drop leaf table, 3 months ago. It's my tribute to God, my Creator.

    • DeeDee
      on Sep 18, 2020

      Hi Jeanna! That's awesome, thank you so much for sharing it! :)

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