Hey guys! I hope everyone is having a lovely Monday morning (or at least one with lots of good coffee). Now that school is out for the summer and I no longer have a ginormous stack of grades to do (hallelujah!), I have been diving head-first into a bunch of ideas for the multitude of bare walls around our house. Over the years, Robert and I have had several photo shoots that, until now, could never really be showcased on our walls as we frequently moved from place to place during the newlywed-pregnancy-baby arrival phase.
And since we now have a huge blank wall on our stairs, it seems like the perfect place to get started:
How sad is that? It drives me CA-RAZY every time I sit in the living room…which is a lot. So y’all know me and my wish to make every square inch of our house tell a story (the English teacher inside of me will never die). I searched and searched for beautiful gallery walls that made me think “This house has some awesome history.” Or, at least, with their vintage styles, they appear that way…and, to me, that’s just as great.
1. One of my favorite ways to give a gallery wall a vintage twist is to use oval frames (I’ve already collected a few to use on our stairs). I love how this gallery wall modernizes the look a bit with the rectangular prints inside.
2. I’m a sucker for textural pieces, and I love how this designer uses pressed botanicals and framed butterfly collections. I’ve really wanted to get a sculptured taxidermy mount too. That ram head is rockin’ this thing!
3. Did you really think you were going to walk away from this post without anything Pottery Barn related? This one makes me tempted to try another Framed Burlap Art project again like I already have in our foyer.
4. I have a feeling this wall would take a long time to collect all of the gorgeous pieces on those stairs, but man oh man I would love to peruse every square inch of that space.
5. I’m loving how clean and crisp this little kitchen is. That industrial pendant light is pretty sweet looking too.
6. This wall makes me really tempted to DIY some reclaimed wood signs. And hello chalkboard, miniature sculptured mount, and antique keys. Everything screams vintage!
7. The chippy white painted signs are beautiful on this wall, and they would be so easy to make. All it takes is some lumber, stencils, Vaseline, and paint, and voila!
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8. If you have never visited FromGardners2Bergers.com, allow me to introduce you to a plethora of brilliant vintage wall art knock-offs. The blogger Becca has some great DIY projects for super cheap.
9. The combination of these round wood frames with the wooden staircase is beautiful. I’d want a complete history lesson on all of the people in some of these photos.
10. The blogger Missy over at Lookie What I Did gives a great tutorial with tips on how she created her vintage inspired gallery wall. I’ll probably be following some of her advice on mine too.
11. I’m an English teacher at heart, remember? I’m not good with numbers. 😉 I had to post this beautiful wall too because the subtle use of color is just gorgeous. I’m loving those hints of robin egg blue.
I feel super equipped now to tackle our own wall! I hope you guys got something out of it too. I’ll definitely be back to update y’all on where we take our gallery. 🙂
Which one is your favorite? I really can’t decide.
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