If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw me post this photo about a week ago:
It was the initial sketch of the gallery wall for our office, which now looks like this:
It's a lot different from the sketch but I love it :)
Before we take a closer look, let's address the elephant in the room - my cow skull:
I know it's going to upset some of you and I get it. I debated on whether or not to hang it on the wall but it was a gift from my late grandmother and it's pretty much the only thing I have to remember her by.
I know it's controversial and you may not like it but ultimately I decided that at the end of the day – long after this post has been forgotten in the sea of blogland – I'm the one who has to stare at the wall. I wanted every single piece on it to have meaning and to make me smile, even if that meant that the pieces weren't going to be everyone's cup of tea.
I'll get off my soapbox now so we can get back to looking around :)
Last week I showed you how I made my DIY Sharpie canvas art:
It was the only piece of art I made for the wall:
All of the other pieces are things I collected over time:
The pink Rockstar sticker below was a last minute addition that I'm thinking of framing or mounting to a canvas:
My boyfriend is a gamer and his friend happens to work for Rockstar Games. He was in town over the weekend and surprised my boyfriend with some shirts and a bunch of multi-colored stickers like the one above. I thought his gesture was sweet so I added the sticker to the wall to remember our weekend :)
Speaking of my boyfriend <3
Ignore everything that you see on the shelves! They're a hot mess right now haha
Anyway, I ordered the colorful abstract prints (top print // bottom print) from Parima Studio about a month ago when I first started thinking about creating a gallery wall:
The print quality is amazing and the pop of color is exactly what the wall needed!
I had to toss in a little computer humor with the Ctrl, Alt, Del blocks. It seemed fitting for an office!
The colorful canvas below was a housewarming gift that my best friend's sons made for me:
I'm ashamed to admit that it's taken me a year to hang it up but I think the waiting paid off because I finally found the perfect spot for it!
The wall contains an AWOLNATION concert poster I held still as can be (so it wouldn't bend) as we walked around 10 blocks of downtown while we tried to find our car, the floorplan to Dexter's apartment, a signed poster from my idol, pages carefully cut out of said idol's book, cute sketches from Sea Jay's shop, cacti I can actually keep alive, my old Illinois license plate, my froggy doggy, and my thrifted blue French horn amongst other things :)
It took multiple long nights, numerous additional sketches, and about 100 holes in the wall to get this wall finished but I couldn't be happier with the final result :)
What do you think of our gallery wall? What's your favorite piece?
Psst: click here for a few gallery wall tips and tricks that'll help you put together a wall of your own!