Filling a big empty wall on a budget
One of my favorite things to do till fill an empty wall is to do a gallery wall of pictures. As I mentioned last week I had plans to do that behind our sofa.
Here are the results:
Obviously, I have a few more frames to fill with prints but I'm happy with the arrangement. The frames are a mix of Ikea frames (super cheap!) and spray painted frames from a thrift store. The gold framed mirror is an old art frame I had. I bought a frameless 24x36 mirror to frame. The antlers are from Joss and Main and were probably the most expensive thing on the wall.
Next you may wonder, “What do I put in those frames?” I wanted to stick with a nature theme because I love being outside. I went out in my yard and picked leaves and ferns. I pressed them in a book for about a month. I used recycled paper for the background of the ferns and leaves and it was all 100% free. For the other frames, I have a book of botanicals I bought that I cut out the photos from. I know it seems wrong to cut up a book but it’s a great way to enjoy the images and they are high quality. Not to mention only a few cents per print. Click an image below to link over:
And a close up of the wall. You may see that something on my mirror. Yes, those are Army men. Cruz added his own little touch and I couldn't take them down yet.
Update: The image below is from a few months later when all the images were filled. Simple, beautiful and it ended up being only about $200. You could do it for way cheaper if you nixed the antlers ;)
How do you make a gallery wall? View my next post on 5 Tips to Create a Beautiful Gallery Wall.