Wednesday, October 2, 2013

A Gallery Wall.. For Free!

A couple of weeks ago, I showed you a little sneak peek of the gallery wall in our bedroom when I shared my diy abstract art. I consider it mostly finished, as there is just one corner that needs a little something. 

Do you see it? 

The top left corner is looking a little bare. The problem is that I promised myself that I wouldn't spend any money on this project. I could only:
  • shop around my own home
  • reuse old frames 
  • use free printables 
  • diy

 Let's see how I did. Clockwise from the top:

  • Photo from Steph's grandparent's wedding (very top, black frame). She's not wearing white! :) 
  • My sweet mom and dad on their wedding day. I've had the photo printed for years and finally framed it.
  • Round mirror that was hiding in a closet.
  • One of my favorite quotes (I carry your heart with me, I carry it in my heart. eeBcummings) Free printable and old frame.
  • Stephane as a little boy holding his mom's hand. He already had it framed in his old house. (He's secretly sentimental) 
  • Gaby's grade 4 school photo. Rescued from a box.
  • DIY abstract brush stroke art.
  • Cha Cha Cha print from BluLima. Already owned.
  • Printable silhouette in a reused frame.
  • Empty gold frame. Also rescued from a box.
  • Black and white beach print. Also from Steph's old house. 

Pretty well if I do say so myself! Not a cent was spent. Now I need to wait until I find something else around the house that I can pop into that empty corner. Might need to steal from somewhere else. I love moving things around.

What about you? Have you made any changes to your home that didn't cost you anything? It feels good, doesn't it?


  1. That looks fabulous! I like how you've stuck with a black, white and gold palette.

    I just made over a fall wreath which I blogged about today. Free decor is always fun ;)

  2. Nice post, your insights are very impressive and helpful. Thanks for sharing. Cheers!
    interior design scituate ma

  3. Wow! I love your layout and i cant believe you didn't spend any money. It honestly looks way better then most gallery walls.

  4. I love that you did that for F R E E!!! You rocked it girlfriend!

  5. Looks great. I've been wanting to do a gallery wall for ages. May have to move it up on the to do list after your inspiring post.

  6. I love it when u pull something so great together...sans $$$!!..I love gallery walls and the abstract art s a great focal point!!

  7. Borrowing from other rooms is brilliant. I am always amazed at how great items can look in a different setting

  8. Love it! I am dragging my heels on executing a gallery wall myself. If it turns out half as good as yours I'll be happy!

  9. I LOVE your gallery wall. And I am all for cheap - -but your wall looks far from it! I thought it was a shot from Domino or House Beautiful!


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