Do you have a project that you have been wanting to do and just can’t seem to get to it? This was the case for me with this DIY Vintage Farmhouse Gallery Wall. It has been on my “to do” list since we moved into our house 5 years ago! So a few days ago I decided to tackle it. I wasn’t sure how to make it all happen so logic struck and I just decided to wing it!
DIY Vintage Farmhouse Gallery Wall
As you can see the wall in our staircase was pretty bare. There also isn’t much of a wall to play with because as you go further up the stairs it becomes hidden from the roof. So while thinking about how I was going to tackle the gallery wall, a bolt of lighting hit. This may sound simple but I visualised how I wanted to see our gallery wall in my mind. Then I laid it all out on the floor.
Using 3M Command hooks start with the larger pieces. In my case, it was the old printers tray. To make sure that it was straight, I measure the distance between the hooks on the back. Then position one of the 3M hooks on the wall. Using a tape measure line up the second hook and stick the second hook at the measurement that you previously measured.
Don’t worry to much if you see the hooks above. There’s always a way to hide them with something else.
Then moving onto the next larger piece, centre and hang. I found that once the larger pieces were hung then you can move onto the smaller pieces to fill in the gaps.
Because we wanted to have Vintage Farmhouse feel to our gallery wall the goodies all tied in with that theme. But you can adapt that to your style also. The possibilities are endless!
Adding family photo’s is always a nice touch. I added a bingo card to an old grater with a button magnet.
Scrabble letters, old sewing bobbins, numbers, signs anything adds warmth to your gallery.
I am yet to pop some photos in the frames. But all in all this took no more than an afternoon to pop together and I was totally amazed at how easy it all came together. Kicking myself that I just didn’t get on and do it earlier.
Happy Gallery Walling!
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I am in love with your gallery wall! The pictures are all so beautiful!
Thank you Carolann! I am so glad that you like it too! We are pretty chuffed with it 🙂
Your gallery wall turned out wonderfully! I do agree that undertaking a gallery wall in intimidating! All those nails that need to be put in the wall! Clearly those command hooks help avoid that.
I know you are thrilled with it.
Thanks for the ideas.
Oh Lynn! The command hooks are my best friend! Sure does prevent making a million different holes in the wall if you ever want to change things about!
Sam, you did an amazing job! It is full of vintage eye candy, that’s for sure!!! I can’t wait to see it with your photos in the frames too!! 😉
All of your treasures look so great on the wall together, like they were made to go together there, just lovely.
Thank you Toni! We are pretty happy with how it all turned out! I’m sure more and more things will be added as I create away 🙂
Sam it looks awesome, you always have such pretty stuff.
Awww thank you so much, Marjan! That is just so lovely for you to say that! 🙂
Love your gallery wall!! I am getting ready to redo ours…I had given up on command strips because I couldn’t get them straight. Turns out the hubby’s level was broken, lol!! So I put everything up with nails. So down it all comes, fill in all the nail holes, touch up the paint and rearrange. Your’s has inspired me! I have an old printers tray and I think I will add it to the wall 🙂 Thank you for the inspiration!
That’s just to funny Susanne!! What a shame you have to fill in all of those holes! Can’t wait to see what you get up to with your gallery wall!
Your gallery wall looks so nice! It’s making me feel all inspired to try to fix mine up!
So thrilled to have inspired you, Ariel! Let me know how you get on with yours!
I love your gallery wall Sam and command hooks are brilliant and don’t make the walls
Aren’t they just the best Amber! A good thing to use if you want to change things around a bit!
Yes I have many projects that I want to do but just don’t get around to it. One is a gallery wall. I really like yours
You have inspired me to get a move on
So glad I have inspired you, Mary! That’s the best comment ever!!
What an adorable set up! i love that bingo card! Pinned! Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Hope to see ya next week!
Thank you so much, Kim!