One of my proudest accomplishments is creating our gallery wall in the living room. Our walls are super massive and bare. In terms of originally decorating with artwork, it was really on the expensive side for what I was wanting and I wanted the focal point to be somewhat personal to us. After doing a ton of research combined with a going with the flow mindset, I'm glad I've finally got around to post about this little gem.
How To Start Your Gallery Wall
The most important choice to make when starting your gallery wall is deciding how big of a space you want to cover. You can always worry about the layout later, but when buying supplies, you should have a mental image of what you aspire it to look like. Next, it's time to start getting the supplies.
Like any gallery wall, I needed a large variety of frames. The smallest print I chose was 5X7 as I still wanted the photos to be visible from multiple views in the room. As most Pinterest posts show, Goodwill and other thrift stores are your best bet. I was skeptical y'all, but they are there! All the frames I bought were $2.99 and under. Another awesome place to find great frames are yard sales, even better when it's a moving sale. I knew the frames were all going to be spray painted one color, so I paid the most attention to texture as that's where the real game changer is.
When picking frames, I didn't have a set number in mind or size. You can always utilize extra frames elsewhere in the house and just pick out the ones you like. I became really picky when it came to the color spray paint I wanted to use. I knew the theme of my apartment was grey and gold so I went for an antique gold and tested out as many as possible. Most spray paints do the same job as long as you leave the paint to dry and of course, remove the glass and mat before spraying.