We have finally put together a gallery wall in our dining room. I have always admired beautiful gallery walls, but I had such a hard time putting one together. I will share with you how we built ours.
I decided to purchase all the frames from French Knot. Although I love the idea of having different frames I decided to go with the one colour (Walnut) in three different sizes. We chose 3x A2 Frames with an A3 Opening, 3x A3 Frames with an A4 Opening & 3x A4 Frames with an 11x16cm Opening. The frames have a shatterproof acrylic flexiglass front which makes them super lightweight allowing us to use the sticky hooks rather than putting holes through the wall. They are also super affordable with all 9 Frames coming in around $110 delivered.
Once the frames arrived I played with layouts on the floor to make sure I had enough frames and sizes to create the look I was going for. I wanted something relaxed and un-structured so it was a case of just moving it around like a puzzle on the floor until it looked right.
Hubby hung all the frames for me with the sticky hooks which cost around $13.
Now I have the benefit of photoshop. I created a quick layout of how the frames were sitting and I placed prints in them. I wanted a black and white ocean theme so I went straight to Etsy in search of downloadable prints. Every print in this gallery wall was purchased for instant download so impatient me could get it all printed and hung without having to wait. To create this wall it will cost approximately $60 in Digital Prints.
Here are direct links to the instant prints
A. Shop Here $6.50 AUD
This is printed in 11x16cm - I also printed it in BW to suit our theme.
B. Shop Here $9.03 AUD
This is printed in A3
C. Shop Here $7.60 AUD
This image is a landscape print, but I cut the sides down to fit 11x16cm.
D. Shop Here $5.00 AUD
This is one of LBH $5 Instant Downloads which can also be purchased as a print. It is currently in landscape but I can customise to a portrait also.
E. MOXandMOLLY (Etsy)
Printed in 11x16cm.
F. Shop Here $5.00 AUD
Printed in A4
G. Shop Here $8.80 AUD
I am a huge fan of the Lila X Lola Downloadable Prints. This was printed in a gorgeous A3.
H. Shop Here $8.80 AUD
Another Lila X Lola Print - Printed in 11x16cm.
I. Shop Here $7.60 AUD
Printed in A3
Printing - I would recommend printing at Officeworks on their 300GSM Paper - You can get a colour A3 for around $2.30, and BW & Smaller are obviously cheaper.
FRAMES - French Knot
Our black metal chairs are from Super Amart and our crossback chairs are from Vast Interiors. Our dining table is a 20 year old custom made table that we were handed down from family. The gorgeous diffuser is by Hashtag Candles.
Hope you enjoy our Gallery Wall!