It seemed too complicated for me, which is probably why I've never made one until last week in the twins' nursery.
I didn't actually start out with a plan to make a gallery wall. I just came across the "this is my happy place" sign at Hobby Lobby, and something about the simple colors, white space, and cute sentiment totally grabbed me. I brought it home, propped it up on the top of the twins' dresser, and thought, "Hey, this would be great as part of a gallery wall."
So I did it! It's not perfect, and I had surprising amounts of stress while sorting through all the decor I owned (and a few pieces I bought) and deciding where to put everything. As it turns out, even on a gallery wall that's supposed to look a little random, I kept gravitating toward right angles and straight lines and even spacing. So apparently I'm 100% left-brained when it comes to decorating.
Alysstrations was kind enough to send them over, and holy cow I'm in love with all of them. I honestly can't decide which little animal is my favorite, and I love how they bring a little more youth and whimsy to this wall.
I have plans to stain this ampersand one of these days. It's on my "To Do Eventually" list. But also I haven't accomplished a single thing from my To Do Eventually list since I got pregnant with twins, so at this point it's safe to assume it will stay unfinished forever.
It almost makes up for the fact that one twin sleeps in a beautiful large white crib, and the other one sleeps in a pack-n-play in the corner. Proof:
Dresser - IKEA
Lamps - Target
Noise Canceller - Amazon (link here)
Happy Place poster - Hobby Lobby
White shelves - Target
Ampersand - Hobby Lobby
Animal Illustrations c/o Allystrations
Clipboards - Hobby Lobby
Square Frame - Hobby Lobby
Yellow flowers - Target
Green succulent - Target
Plant on dresser - IKEA
Arrows - Hobby Lobby
Clock - Walmart
Cactus print - an original from a "warm-up" by the talented Art Ellie
Teddy Bear - Claire's bed... can't remember the original source
So there it is! Now that I've done one gallery wall, they seem less intimidating, and a cheap way to cover a large space. Who knows, I might even get up the courage to attempt another one sometime. I'll put it on my To Do Eventually list. ;)
PS If you're in love with these animal prints like me, head over to my Instagram for a giveaway. Super easy to enter, and hey, nothing beats free prints shipped right to your front door. :)