The Makings of a Gallery Wall

Mackenzie Oakley
by Mackenzie Oakley
Gallery walls - my new obsession! I could look at gallery walls for hours, I think. I love seeing what people gather or collect and use to decorate their homes. This is the first gallery wall I've put together consciously. I took awhile to collect everything and spent time arranging my items to fit into my desired space.
After "collecting" everything - most items came from Hobby Lobby and Goodwill - I traced each item with craft paper so I had a stencil of each piece. I also marked where nails should go to help me avoid hammering nails into a zillion different spots before I got it right.
I ended up spray painting the mirror and round tin plate and glued the twigs into the empty white frame (thanks, mom!) before hanging them up.

In the end, I'm super happy with how it turned out! Can't wait to start working on the next one!
Mackenzie Oakley
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  • Donna L. Woods-Clements Donna L. Woods-Clements on Feb 14, 2016
    I love it & the way you figured spacing. Since no one else has asked, please satisfy my curiosity. WHAT is that wire diamond thingie?

  • Gina Moretto Wright Gina Moretto Wright on Sep 22, 2018

    How did you hang the plate? I want to do a gallery wall in my kitchen with only plates. TY!

  • Valerie Piro Valerie Piro on Jul 23, 2021

    Did you make your wooden arrow or find it somewhere

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