Learn how to design a Monogram Photo Gallery Wall for your space. An easy DIY craft tutorial idea for home decor that turns your house into a home.
Two years ago we purchased this beautiful home. I remember being so excited about all of the decorating possibilities and all of the fun things I could do with it! Fast forward to the present, and I am still dealing with blank walls. Man, I really am such a disappointment!
In my defense, we were waiting to paint. At least that is that is the excuse that I gave myself. But we painted in March! You can read all about it in my post, Choosing My Perfect Paint Wall Color.
Now, my excuses have run out, and I am really tired of looking at my empty walls. I guess that means it time to put on my thinking cap and get crafty.
The main level of my home consists of a sitting room, living room, dining room, and kitchen. Since this is the area we spend the most time and where we entertain (when we do), that this would be the best place to start. I wanted to begin with the wall behind our dining room table. It’s just a big giant blank wall that is begging to be fancied up.
My original vision for this wall was a gallery wall of family photos. Two years ago when I had this thought I found a ton of 8 x 10 frames on clearance and I bought all that they had. I wanted my gallery wall to be one of those everything perfectly placed and evenly spaced photo walls.
But when I finally came to time to open them, more than half of the corners had been crushed and super frustrated. The frames were wrapped and new and had cardboard covers over each corner so there is no way I could have known. And of course, it was too late to take them back since I procrastinated this project for two years. I put my thinking cap back on and tried to think of what else I could do.
I had been collecting A’s for the last couple of years so I could do a monogram wall somewhere in my house too. That is when I decided to combine the two and have a Monogram Photo Gallary Wall.
I was surprised at how many A’s I had acquired. A couple of them were unfinished and I wanted to do something crafty with them, I just wasn’t sure what yet.
To start designing my wall, I laid all of my frames and all of my A’s on the floor and started moving them around until I liked the layout.
Once I was happy with the layout I began moving them from floor to wall.
I have to tell you, I HATE putting nail holes in the wall. It never fails I end up with 5 holes to hang 1 nail. That is why I absolutely love Command Strips. They are basically a little velcro strip that you can use to hold your frames and home decor items to the wall. I only used 2 nails on my entire display, and that I can totally deal with! (And if you look closely you can find a couple stray nail holes from those two nails- grrrrrrrrr)
Hanging everything on the wall actually went pretty quickly. Remember those letters that I wanted to craft on? Since they weren’t finished I traced them and taped them to the wall with some folded painters tape to hold their spot on the wall.
I did some fun crafting to my blank letters, and I absolutely love how they turned out. I think I like them better than the store bought ones.
Visit How to Decorate Monogram Letters to see what I did to each letter!
The pictures, I printed at my local Walgreens and was able to pick them up the same day. I love that!
After all of that, my Monogram Photo Gallery Wall is finished! Isn’t it fun?
I went from a large, boring, empty wall to a wall that I can’t stop admiring. It makes me smile every time I see it.
Do you have a home decor project that you have been putting off? What is it? Share and leave a comment below!
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