Fall Gallery Wall
Have you ever wanted to create a gallery wall but you’re like me and just don’t know where to start? Well, I have good news! I have NEVER put together a gallery wall until now and I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was. The reason it was easy, besides having help from my mom and sis, is Heidi Swapp – she has thought of everything! I MEAN EVERYTHING! Have you heard of Heidi Swapp? Everything you see in my gallery wall is from her line and it’s all sold exclusively at Michael’s.
Although I was a bit nervous, I was excited to dive into all of the wonderful goodies to create a gallery wall that I would love, a gallery wall that was unique to my style. More good news, everything in the Heidi Swapp line is customizable! There are so many possible ways to create and personalize the items for your gallery wall that are true to your style. You can change and alter everything!
How to make a gallery wall
I can really only see two major steps in putting together a gallery wall: gather all of the items (think different shapes, sizes and textures) and then brainstorm where it will all go. Before I started customizing the Heidi Swapp items, I laid everything out on the floor. I moved it all around at least 20 times and this is what I ended up with. I placed something horizontal on the top/middle. Directly under the highest piece, I positioned the largest item in the gallery (the focal point) and then added something smaller beneath that. On the sides, I put two medium size objects. Those are placed just a bit higher than the middle items.
Here was my brainstorming session. The middle frame was originally white. I had just painted it with the White Wash Marquee Paint Kit in the Heidi Swapp line. Other than that, everything else is pre-customized, just out of the packing. “HI FOXY”
And here is the finished Fall Gallery Wall, completely customized in Kendra Style. I Momtiqued it!
I was able to make everything to my taste. I love it!
Gold Hashtag Marquee How To:
So here is a little breakdown of how I used some of the items. For the “#” Marquee Love sign, I knew I wanted it to be gold. I used the Gold Marquee Love Kit. It comes with two gold paints, a sponge brush, a small chip brush, and a gold stamp. Conveniently, there is a paper inside the marquee that comes out so that you can paint it nice and neat.
First, I applied the dark gold color with the sponge brush.
Next, I used the lighter gold color with the chip brush.
Then, I used the little ink pad. Lucky me, I had a helper. 😉
To finish it off, I used the Gold Metallic Texture Paste to give it a nice gold shine. And that was it! It was a lot easier than I thought it was going to be and I think it looks awesome.
Gold Color Shine How To:
Did you see the little bunting/banner under the arrow? The tips are GOLD! I sprayed the tips with Gold Color Shine. It took about 5 seconds! I also used the Gold Color Shine and chevron Stencil on the clipboards.
“And remember, you did it yourself and it will probably show. Embrace the DIY life.”
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