Monday, May 16, 2011

Gallery Wall for Cheaters

I have always loved the look and concept of gallery walls, but have lacked the motivation and "expertise" needed to put one together.  Here's my "cheater" version of a gallery wall in our dining room....(don't mind the ceiling, it had some cracks and now needs to be repainted!)...


Super simple!  The hardest part is making sure the shelves are straight :)  Just arrange your pictures any way you want.  Our shelves and frames are all from IKEA, the Ribba line.  Bonus:  soooo easy to rearrange or change out a picture! 


I still want to create a real gallery wall in my living room, but for the dining room, this is doing the trick!


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39 comments:

Michelle Paige said...

Simple and beautiful! I love it!

Lindsay said...

LOVE it! :) Will you share what size frames you used? Thanks Angie.

LrSchwtz said...

I love this idea! Great way to display frames! Please stop by www.laughloveandcraft.com and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party! I'm your newest follower!

Jen-CraftOManiac said...

That looks so designer and so great. LOVE IT! winks-jen

Emily and Jaime at Everyday Art said...

Love how that turned out! I've been looking for a new idea for our new dining room, and THAT might be my answer. Thanks for sharing. :)
Jaime

Lori@KitchenFunk said...

This is beautiful, it came out great!

Becca said...

This looks wonderful !! I love IKEA ... the shelves are perfect and, yes, what a simple way to be able to change out frames when you want to !!

Nicole said...

Those shelves are incredible! I love how they look like two insanely long, custom made shelves. Great job!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

That looks awesome! I wish there was an Ikea closer to us! I would be there all the time:)

JamieS said...

Looks so pretty! Great Idea for a large wall space!

JamieS@ Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

meijo's JOY said...

Awesome beautiful! Good idea!

Oxford Impressions said...

So glad I found you today! I've been wanting to do this in my living room for years but could never find the shelves I wanted. Thanks for listing where you bought them and the name of the shelving!

Kelly said...

I just love this.

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Kari said...

They turned out great! I love how they really fill the entire big wall.

Anonymous said...

Looks fabulous. I have to ask you what the color of the shelves and frame are? I have everything set up in black frames, my wall is the same color as yours. I'm unsure how it will look. Did you use black or brown? Thanks.

Nicole@Thrifty Decorating said...

Angie that looks so pretty! I saw your project linked at another party and thought how pretty it was and didn't realize at the time that it was you!

I'm not sure what a real gallery wall looks like, but yours is awesome!

Erin said...

I love it's simplicity! The pictures take center stage. :)

Mimi said...

Love your gallery! My living and dining rooms are painted a similar color so this give me new ideas and inspiration! Thanks for sharing this. And love some IKEA!

Kelsey said...

GREAT idea! I will definitely be using this as inspiration when decorating our house in the future :) Just stopping by from Hoo's got talent!

Kelsey@inspirationthief said...

These look cleaner and more modern than traditional gallery wall. Nice job.

Lisa said...

I think this looks great! Plus, you don't have to worry about lining up all the frames perfectly!

Angela said...

I'm an 'Angie' too & your newest follower. I love home decor!
I'm somewhat of a newbie blogger at http://www.callherblessed-angela.blogspot.com.
Stop by anytime =)

Jenn @ Frugal Upstate said...

We have those same shelves from Ikea-except mine sat in the basement for 3 years because I was "going" to paint them brown to go with our woodwork. . . until hubs finally gave up and did it for me :) Not a bad plan actually. Love how you have frames that are all black to draw things together.

Let'sMakeADifference said...

Great idea!!! Am now following! Would love for you to check out my blog and follow back!

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

Looks great! What a great idea for a gallery wall, I can never get pictures all lined up, straight and looking right! This would be perfect!

Love the Decor! said...

Just in from Holly's party to say hi!!
Love the wall color and the shelving looks great!!

andie jaye said...

the look of this is crisp and clean. i love how you arranged the frames. visiting from shabby chic's parting. am following you now. stop over and check mine out sometime.

also, was wondering if you would give me permission to use one of these photos to add to my post as an example of a gallery wall. i'd give you 3 linkbacks on it. just let me know. blessings, andijaye @
http://crayonfreckles.blogspot.com

laxsupermom said...

I love the simplicity and versatility of the picture ledges, and actually replaced our Gallery Wall with DIY picture ledges last month. Yours look terrific! Thanks for sharing.

Trisha @ The Sweet Survival said...

Love the clean and simple gallery wall. That is definitely my style. Great job. Stopping by from TT&J.

Laura @ Laura's Crafty Life said...

This looks great and I like how you can change the frames however you want!

Ty and Whitty said...

I love this idea. seriously I love the look. Thank you for the inspiration. I pinned this :) I am visiting from TT&J linky party. come and say hi. I also have a really fun giveaway next week so check back.

A Mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW
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Michelle said...

Simply. Gorgeous. I like it so much I am a new follower!! I am visiting from Tatertots and Jello and I would LOVE if you could link up your awesome post to my very first crafty linky party! This is the first week of Delicately Constructed Fridays and I would really appreciate the link!
Hope you have a great weekend!
Michelle
www.delicateconstruction.blogspot.com

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

I want to do the same treatment for my mom--your cheater wall looks great!

radn@HouseonAshwelllane said...

very pretty! I want to do this near my eat in nook.

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Kate@TwentySixToLife said...

Very nice - I love gallery walls!

Annie said...

I love this, and I don't think it's cheating at all. It's got such a nice, clean look. I've been wanting to do this for so long, and now that I see how awesome it looks in your house, I REALLY want to do it now. We're going to be moving in a couple of years, though, and I don't want to put anymore holes in my walls (or put anymore effort into this house), so I'm going to file this link away in my "ideas for the new house" folder. ;) Thanks!!!

Annie said...

You're awesome, btw! New follower right here. ;)

Pam said...

I love this and have been wanting to try it. Yours looks wonderful! I am a new follower too! Enjoying your blog.

suzyhomemaker said...

I know this is a really old post, but I love the idea. So cute. I am trying to think if it would work in any place in my house.

I need to pin this!

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