Easy Gallery Wall

July 2, 2016Susan

If you are anything like me you’ll have a lot of prints, photos and pictures.

Some that you are still looking for that perfect frame for, and some that are ready to go on the wall, but you haven’t decided where yet.
Committing to putting a hole, or a few, into the wall… Well it can feel like a big decision. Am I right?!

Well I’ve switched round a few pictures in our home and decided to give Command Strips a try. I’d seen them used for hanging pictures round and about the internet, especially on Little Big Bell.

Eldest and I had collected a few bits that we wanted to use in her room. So it was the perfect opportunity to try these.
I need to say, these photos aren’t great. Apologies for that– the pictures are directly opposite a window so to be able to see the pictures without a reflection, we had to drop the blind and not use the flash! Not great conditions for photography.

gallery wall command strips

We use Command hooks a lot in our house already, they are so useful. I’ve used the hooks to hang a couple of pictures before but the product I’m using this time is the Command strips.

These strips takeaway the need for wire or string on the back of your picture and instead work almost like velcro. attaching the frame to the wall.

gallery wall in yellow kids room

So this gallery wall took me about 15 minutes to create.

I’m really pleased that I finally managed to get the big yellow M onto the wall. We’d been puzzling over how to put it up. It is rather heavy and we didn’t really want to put any holes in it as it’s, vintage darling.
So I used two of the larger strips and crossed my fingers that it wouldn’t fall down in the middle of the night and scare my six year old.

It’s been a week now and the M is still in place. It ‘aint going anywhere!

I love using things that arent pictures in a gallery wall set up, so this M works brilliantly, giving a sense of colour, fun and dimension to something that otherwise could look rather dull.
This gallery wall features;

  • M from Mrs M Vintage in Urmston (I painted it yellow)
  • Crushed It print via Blogtacular Goody bag by Claireabellemakes
  • Yellow postcard- free with a magazine a while back
  • Addams Family Postcard from a note set of mine
  • Square watercolour portrait by me!

Have you tried putting up pictures like this?

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Comments (7)

  • Kaelyn

    July 5, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    Fabulous piece! I love that big M! Living among creatives I had the opportunity to see crazy things hang on walls. So I love it!

    1. Susie

      July 5, 2016 at 9:13 pm

      Aw thanks! I love something 3D on a gallery wall!

  • Frida

    July 6, 2016 at 9:35 am

    I love the mix of posters and the big M!

  • Clare

    July 6, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    Aw, that watercolour! So lovely. This looks fab, and just 15 mins work? You’re a rock star!

    1. Susie

      July 6, 2016 at 6:52 pm

      Hehe- thanks lovely!

  • Molly

    July 14, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    Love this. I’ve just put some pictures up with Command Strips too – how brilliant are they! I LOVE your M, what a great find and love the colour you painted it. M

    1. Susie

      July 14, 2016 at 9:04 pm

      Oh isnt the M just great! I got an E as well and did the same- initial of my daughters!

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