The term “gallery wall” has been used so much it is starting to sound cliché. Some people are starting to say that gallery walls are over done, but does that even make sense? A gallery wall is nothing more than a collection of stuff you want to hang together, so if that idea is done too much, what are we supposed to hang on our walls?? Sometimes I really don’t understand the ideas of so-called designers. Anyhow, the concept of a gallery wall is still alive and thriving and honestly, it probably always will be. So if you want to hang a group of anything on your wall, I have the easiest shortcut for you. No measuring, no leveling, just simple.
The trick is to simply draw a map. Start by using painters or masking tape on a flat surface (table top, floor etc.) to mark the borders of the space. Then roll out wrapping paper to fit the outline.
With your space laid out you now have the ability to arrange and rearrange to your heart’s content.
When you get everything situated exactly how you would like, use a marker to trace a rough outline of each item. As you remove each item, make a mark to indicate where the hanging bracket is located within that item’s outline.
Now transfer your wrapping paper to the desired wall space. Tweak the spacing etc until it looks right and tape it into place.
Drive your nails or screws into the marked location for each item. **Be sure to use drywall anchors etc if necessary to support the weight of your items. Mine are all very light so a small nail was sufficient.
Then remove the paper and hang your items... just like that, you have a perfect gallery wall.
You may have noticed some of my pieces changed a bit during this process. I did things a little out of order here. For example, I knew I was going to paint arrows on these boards, but it took me like 2 weeks to actually get around to it.
And this wreath was far too boring on it’s own, so I spent ages messing around with different flowers to add to it.
My absolute favorite part is these little bird silhouettes that I hand cut from pallets. They were all attached with the puffy type of double stick tape. Super easy!
Finished off with some faux greenery from Ikea, I am so pleased with my little behind-the-toilet gallery wall. And if you look close, you’ll get a tiny sneak peek at another upcoming bathroom remodel project. It just so happens to be my favorite piece and I am saving the best for last!
For the rest of our bathroom re-do so far, check out these projects: