Gallery Wall

Five Steps to a Custom Gallery Wall… so easy, you could make it in your sleep!

Total Cost $30

I have seen all sorts of fun gallery walls all over town these days, and thought it was time I made my own.  It’s a simple entry-level spray paint craft that is gorgeous and unique.

How To Make A Gallery Wall

Step One:  Go to the local thrift store and buy all sorts of mis-matched frames ($12 for 12 frames)



How To Make A Gallery Wall

Step Two:  Prime your frames, then spray paint.  ($15 for spray paint)  It took me 3 cans of spray paint.  Follow basic spray painting laws.  Don’t spray too close to avoid dripping.  It took 3 coats to cover everything



How To Make A Gallery WallStep Three:  Trace your frames on butcher paper (or wrapping paper).  I bought 3 yards for $1.50 at the party store.  Tracing and cutting only took 20 mins.




How To Make A Gallery Wall

Step Four:  Come up with an arrangement that works for you.  It’s all about the law of balance.  Start in the middle, and work your way out and around your starting point to get a balanced feel.




Step Five:  Make holes in your wall.  The butcher paper actually makes hanging pictures easy peasy. Just mark on the paper where the hook is, and in theory, you won’t have any extra holes.  (I ended up with one extra hole.  Oops.  I hate it when I end up with an extra hole.)  Some people don’t fill their frames with pictures.  The frame groupings alone are art.  I want to fill mine with pictures…. I just need to take more pictures now!

How To Make A Gallery Wall

How To Make A Gallery Wall

How To Make A Gallery Wall



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  • Katie Christiansen

    Kenz you amaze me. Thanks for this! I’m OBSESSED with frames!

    • kenz

      The best part is, you can completely customize it to any color (or combination of colors) you want! 🙂

  • Cass

    So I LOVE this. I have a crazy obsession…maybe even a feddish…for picture frames. I am totally copying this. Way to go miss queen of diy!

  • Shalynn Hansen

    You are a genius! Love it! Love you!

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  • Karin

    Your house looks like a doll house and I want to live it.

  • Natalia

    Did you make the art that hangs above your bed? I love it and would like to know how to recreate it!

    • Hi Natalia, thanks for stopping by! I did make the art above the bed. I needed something quick to fill the space. You inspired me to write a post about it 🙂 It was really simple. I had left over fabric (from a failed DIY project lol), and I used the fabric to cover some extra canvases I had laying around. I used a staple gun to attach the fabric on the back of the canvases. I hope this helps! Watch for a more detailed post to come 🙂

  • Britany

    Kenz, what kind of primer do yo suggest? I have a mix of wood, metal, an plastic frames, and I’d like to buy as few as possible.

    • Kenz

      Hi Britany! My suggestion is Kiltz Spray Primer. I also had a mix of metal wood and plastic, and the primer works on all of those surfaces. Good luck! Send me pictures 🙂

      • Britany

        Can you buy that anywhere?

        • Kenz

          You can buy is at Lowes. Let me know if you need any other tips or advice. You can email me also at interiors by kenz . com 🙂