My Gallery Wall Resource List

First of all, I can’t tell you how much I appreciate all of your nice comments about my gallery wall reveal. I would love to say that I slapped that sucker up in a day but the reality is that I arranged, rearranged, added to, took away, and second and third guessed myself while my soon-to-be-hung-up gallery wall laid on our living room floor for two weeks. So I was more than excited to finally get it up on the wall and to then read all of your wonderful comments. Thanks – you guys are the best!

When I started planning for my gallery wall, I already had a few pieces that I wanted to include but I knew that I was going to need several more. Nice art and frames can quickly get expensive so I DIY’ed several of my art pieces and stuck with inexpensive frames and other objects to hang. I thought it might be helpful to go through and share my resources in case there were any pieces on my wall that you guys were eyeing!

Driven by Decor - Eclectic Home Office Gallery Wall

Let’s start on the left with my much loved elephant print and move our way across the wall, ok? The elephant is a limited edition art print called “In The Room II” by Holly Royval that was c/o Minted and it’s framed in a chunky white/wood frame that was on clearance at Pottery Barn a few weeks ago. Underneath the framed elephant print is a botanical that I bought on my June visit to the Country Living Fair.

Driven By Decor - Elephant Print From Minted and Frame From Pottery Barn

I found the sun mirror at the Ballard Outlet years ago but this Suzanne Kasler Sunburst Mirror that they currently carry is almost the exact same one. Below it is a wooden arrow from Urban Outfitters – it comes in a natural wood finish that was a little too much next to my tree slice so I dry brushed on some gray and white paint. Below the arrow is a woven frame from HomeGoods that I’ve had forever and to the right is my tree slice, which is a cutting board that’s also from HomeGoods (the cutting board section of HG has some great finds –  remember this Instagram pic?). The gold cleat is Anthropologie’s Streamline Hook – I snagged it at the eleventh hour with no time to mess around with painting,  but you could easily replicate it for very little money by spray painting a standard cleat gold.

Driven by Decor - Gallery wall sun, arrow, woven frame, and tree slice

Above the tree slice is a picture of the ship called “The Finland” that my maternal grandfather was on when his family immigrated to the United States. I found the image online and printed it out at home. It’s framed in Target’s Carved Chevron frame from their Threshold line.

Driven by Decor - Immigrant Ship Print

The black and white bone inlay frame is an old Nate Berkus frame from Target  – they no longer carry it but they do currently have this Nate Berkus inlay frame in the same size. I simply added three feathers to the frame with no background matting.

Driven by Decor - Styled console below gallery wall

The green branch/frond/whatever was from my stash (I have no clue why I had it) and the frame is from Michaels. It started out a dark brown but I painted it white and distressed the edges.

Driven by Decor - Framed plant frondThe huge lion’s head door knocker was a HomeGoods find – love that thing!

Driven by Decor - Silver Lion's Head Knocker

And finally, the octopus print was a freebee from the Graphics Fairy {here} – I sized it to fit my frame and printed it on my home computer. The Graphics Fairy is definitely worth checking out if you haven’t been on it before – lots and lots of free graphics! The octopus print frame is a flea market find. And I should also mention that the beautiful vase is from Bonnie Nieman’s Antiques & Artisan in New Jersey. I won it in a contest on The Relished Roost several months ago and have used it all over my home. On the books next to the vase is a Turtle Magnifying Glass from World Market.

Driven by Decor - Free Printable Art

The rest of the items sitting on my console are either vintage flea market finds (like the elephant & pineapple) or are from my private stash.

Now that my gallery wall is done, I’m switching gears and putting my bathroom remodel into overdrive – I’ve got lots and lots to do before the final reveal in just over two weeks. Yikes! I’ll be back tomorrow to fill you in on the progress…



My Home Office Gallery Wall Reveal & Tips

Driven by Decor - Home office art wall

Today’s the day – are you ready to see everyone’s gallery wall reveals? Led by the talented Mary Ann of Classic • Casual • Home and Cindy of Rough Luxe, it’s the third and final week of the Project Design series on creating gallery walls. If you’re a little late to the party, you can catch up here: Week One:  Gallery Wall Inspiration Week Two: The Gallery Wall Plans for My Home Office Now on to the reveal! The blank black wall above my home office console is blank no more: And since it’s always fun to see how rooms evolve over time, this is the “before” of the wall when we moved in a little over a year ago: and now the “after”: I was hoping that my new drapes would be done and hung up before the reveal but no such luck – they will flank the large window on the wall to […]

One Room Challenge (Week 3): A Tale of Three Medicine Cabinets

Restoration Hardware Wilshire Sconce

So it’s the halfway point of the One Room Challenge and things aren’t going so hot with this little bathroom remodel of mine. I was hoping to have some pretty pictures of my new medicine cabinet and sconces along with some no-longer-yellow walls but my sad little bathroom isn’t looking all that different than it did last week. What’s to blame? The medicine cabinet. Or should I say medicine cabinets. Here’s the story… Last Friday my father-in-law and I removed the old bathroom mirror that was glued to the wall and found a surprise underneath: Yep, a boxed-out niche for a recessed medicine cabinet. I was a happy girl. I had wanted a recessed medicine cabinet instead of a wall-mounted one from the get-go but was told that there was very likely a pipe running up the wall behind the sink that would need to be rerouted to create the niche and doing that wasn’t in our budget. I […]

Kitchen Backsplash Tile: How High to Go?

Fiorella Design

There are so many decisions to make when you’re remodeling your kitchen – almost too many for a lot of people. Obviously there are the biggies such as the color of the cabinets, type of kitchen sink, style of countertops, etc., but it’s all of the little decisions that most homeowners aren’t expecting that can put them over the edge. Since I love talking and dreaming about kitchens, I thought it would be fun (and hopefully helpful) to occasionally throw some of these little kitchen decisions out to you all to see what you would decide. Let’s start with this one: “How far up the wall do you want your backsplash tile to go?” Every kitchen is different, but often the trickiest spot to figure out where you want your backsplash tile to end is around your kitchen window. One option is to tile around the window and all the way up to the ceiling: While another option is to […]

Project Design: My Gallery Wall “Before”

Lion Head Door Knocker

Happy Columbus Day! I hope those of you who have the day off are able to take advantage of the long weekend like I am. Saturday morning I hopped on a train to visit my sister who wanted a partner in crime to help her shop for accessories for her newly remodeled family room. We’ve already scored some great finds for her space along with the final piece of art for the gallery wall that I’m working on as part of the Project Design series with a group of my blogging friends. You may remember that last week we all shared some gallery wall inspiration (you can see the gallery wall images that inspired me {here}) and now this week we’re giving the low-down on our gallery wall projects with the big reveals to follow next Monday. Which room is my victim for this gallery wall project? Our work-in-progress home office. Here’s where it’s at […]

One Room Challenge (Week 2): Bathroom Remodel

Restoration Hardware's Whitby Medicine Cabinet

It’s week 2 of the One Room Challenge and my bathroom is officially in the “get worse before it gets better” phase. But let’s start with the pretties and then we’ll move to the uglies of the bathroom. You may remember from my week one post of our bathroom remodel that I had a pretty killer wood mirror planned for over the pedestal sink. But all along, the practical side of me knew that since this is both our powder room and the bathroom that my husband uses every day, we need to have a medicine cabinet mirror for keeping all of his toiletries out of sight. We can’t have a recessed medicine cabinet because of a plumbing pipe that runs right through that spot (and since this is a low budget reno, redirecting pipes isn’t happening) so that leaves a wall-mounted medicine cabinet as the only option. And let me tell you, there’s not a […]