It feels so good to have another house project checked off the list! This weekend we finally mustered up the concentration to measure out the gallery wall grid in the dining room.
I have had this gallery wall planned for months, but since this blank wall in the dining area is so large, I knew it was going to be a two person job. My husband is great at math (me not so much), so he was instrumental in getting this wall done! Get your command strips, measuring tape and level ready. Here’s how we conquered the square gallery grid wall!
The idea for this gallery wall came from an inspiration picture I found on Instagram. I love the look of multiple frames, but if you’re familiar with framing prices then I’m sure you can imagine how expensive a full wall of them can cost.
Note: I had a specific photo size I was looking for inside of the frame. For Christmas, my uncle gave us these old 4×6 photos that my grandfather captured of their family growing up in the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. They are such cool, vintage photos and I couldn’t let them just sit in the box! So, I had to find gold square frames with large white mats with a 4×6 photo insert.
Finding all of my specifications in a single frame was a lot harder than you might think!
Apparently you can take any frame to Michaels and get them to cut and replace the mat to any size, but I really didn’t want to go through that extra step.
I was originally looking at these Pottery Barn frames, but they were a little more money than I wanted to spend on this project. So, I continued to look and look AND I finally found the jackpot!
I was SO excited to stumble across these $12 gold gallery frames!!!
Gallery Wall Pro Tip: Use these command strips when hanging your gallery wall. One strip holds up to 12 lbs – and these frames are so light so you’re good! I used an xacto knife to cut the strips in half so they would fit on the skinny frame edge. The best part about using these velcro command strips for a gallery wall is you can literally take the frame off and reposition! NO HOLES IN THE WALL!
More Dining Room Details
- Dining Table
- Upholstered Chairs
- Center piece items are all from my home decor shop – collectedforthehome.com
- Wall Color is Drift of Mist by Sherwin Williams
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