DIY Art Print Gallery Wall

12:01 PM

free "Eye Love You" printable from Inkbloom // free sloth printable by Mary Beth Heishman from IndieFixx // remaining prints by me // super pretty lucite tray c/o Mattie Luxe // candle from Voluspa // wine glasses from HomeGoods // my fave vase ever from Juliska

We have lived in our apartment for 8 months, and until fairly recently, most of our walls were totally bare. I loved the look of a gallery wall full of colorful prints, but I just couldn't fathom putting a zillion holes in the {rented} wall. So, stark white walls it was. It was really after I whipped up this little illustration that I decided it was time to punch up the color spectrum in our place. I went thrifting for some frames, but didn't really find a whole lot I liked...so off to Hobby Lobby I went. They were having a 50% off sale on wall frames at the time, and I may or may not have shouted "CHA-CHINGGGG!" when I saw that. I swear, I think the lady working that section of the store thought I had Tourette's or something. I also picked up some of those super sticky wall hanging kits so I wouldn't have to deal with wall damage when we move. I've never used those before, so hopefully when it's time to take them down, it won't look like a hot mess. After getting the goods, I went to work (well...really, play) in Photoshop. Some designs were me just goofing around with watercolor brushes and grunge textures in Photoshop, and others were 'heavily borrowed' from some prints I've seen around blogtown, but hey....I figure as long as they are for my personal enjoyment and I'm not selling them, why not recreate and put my own spin on them? It was a really fun afternoon DIY decor project, and it really brings that little space to life.

Hope you all have a happy Friday, and a super awesome weekend! John and I are going to have some outdoorsy water-sportsy fun with my cousin on Saturday, and then on Sunday I am getting baptized! So...without wanting to come off as too preachy (this is a design blog, after all),  I'll just say it's been a rough-and-tumble road for me to get to this point in my faith, but I am so elated to publicly make this declaration of my faith and commitment to Jesus. God bless!

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  1. Wow it's so beautiful!

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    1. Thanks! It was lots of fun to do....felt good ticking that one off my DIY list.

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  2. I love the prints! Especially the first one, its definitely my favorite!
    xo
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    1. Ohh I really like that one too, but it's so hard for me to pick my fave! I think I will always be partial to the camel + moose one though. ;)

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  3. ok i love this inspiration!! it is so fun to fill a blank wall!

    xx

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    1. Glad you enjoy it Stesha - and I agree, a blank wall just begs to be filled with art and color!

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  4. So awesome! Also, why no mention of your freaking fantabulous campaign dresser. Holy shite!

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    1. I knowwwww, riiight?! That was my most epic Craigslist buy EVER. I am smitten with it!

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  5. Loving your work, girl.

    Kate

    www.thrillofthechaise.com

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  6. the artwork is beautiful! wish I could have that outcome every time I play around in photoshop!!

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  7. Wow, this is awesome! It really brings in pops of color and adds a little pizzaz to your place!

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  8. I love all the vibrant colors!

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  9. Wow can you style a gallery wall for me. this is outstanding. I wasn't even sure if this was a stock photo or yours!!! It's that good and professional. Really nice Kirsten!! I have been busy styling my bar cart and console tables lately too. And did you say you did some of those prints yourself? Impressive!

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  10. I love the gallery wall, but I was even more excited about you announcing your faith. So cool to hear! :) xo

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