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Living Room Gallery Wall Around TV

April 28, 2014

The gallery wall around our TV is done!



I can't stop staring at it!





We got cable back this weekend (we cancelled it almost 2 months ago but my boyfriend couldn't go without his sports any longer so we got it back haha) but I couldn't focus on any of the shows that were on because I kept looking at our hard work :)



I planned the wall out in advance but my initial plan eventually changed and evolved into this one:



I thought it was going to take a day to hang everything but it took a week. I kept moving things around, adding/subtracting prints, and filling/painting extra holes so things took longer than expected. The extra time was worth it though and we couldn't be happier with how it turned out :)



I have to thank my friend Julia at Cuckoo 4 Design for the owl tea towel turned art idea! I fell in love with the owl in her black and white cross hallway makeover so I bought an owl tea towel of my own (from H&M, no longer available), wrapped it around an 18" x 24" canvas and stapled it in place!



I also made the "Never let you fear decide your fate" print below:



It's a lyric from AWOLNATION'S song "Kill Your Heroes" that has stuck with me every since I heard it. Would you be interested in a printable of the quote? I can customize the colors :)



Speaking of colors: the turtle shell was originally a creamy white color that I had planned to leave as-is but I kept contemplating the idea of painting it yellow.



I asked a few of my blogger friends what they thought and all of them said to paint it so I did! I love the result and I'm so thankful I can bounce ideas off of them :)



When I was choosing the art for our gallery wall, someone commented saying they were impressed with how much pink art I included since my boyfriend and I live together. Thankfully my boyfriend is really easy going and doesn't really care about what I do to our home! He has a say in every idea/project I come up with but he trusts my vision and typically loves the outcome of whatever we've done. He's a keeper :)



Taking the art almost all the way to the top of our 10' ceilings and out to the edges of our curtains helps shrink the size of our 55" TV and makes it blend in a little more!



By the way, 6 of the 7 pieces of art I was thinking about including in our gallery wall made the cut!

Here's an idea of what the space around our TV looked like before:



Here's what it looks like with the gallery wall (and the gray chair from our office):



Just for fun, here's a before photo of our living room that was taken a couple of months after we moved in:



And here's what our living room looks like today, almost 2 years later:



It's all cosmetic changes but the before and after is still pretty stunning if you ask me :)

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26 comments :

  1. Love it! Turned out so pretty and so you!

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    1. Oh and thanks so much for the shout out :)

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  2. I absolutely adore it. The yellow shell is perfection. Mine is now getting the stink eye lol ;p

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  3. bam. and that is how you do a gallery wall.

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  4. awesome!!!! love the owl tea towel turned art! i don't think i could have art behind the tv. I'd get too distracted! but it looks awesome!

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  5. I can't stop staring at it either!! It's a perfect mix of interesting, but not too busy. Well done! It's beautiful!

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  6. you are the gallery master my friend!!

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  7. It's so pretty!!! I wouldn't stop staring either. You've got mad gallery wall skillz.

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  8. love it! I would have a hard time paying attention to the tv with that gallery wall to distract me, too (especially if there were sports on the TV ;))

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  9. It looks so great! Love the idea of making art from a dish towel. I actually have one that I've been trying to decide how to display...

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  10. It looks awesome! :) Love the eclectic mix you came up with! :) gorgeous.

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  11. It's stunning! Your galleries are always a huge inspiration to me. But now I'm worried about what happened to the fabulous gallery you had in your office... :)

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  12. awesome awesome awesome- it came out great!!!

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  13. This is great Caitlin!! I Love it. It came out awesome!

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  14. I cannot get over how much I love your gallery wall! It's UH-mazing! Every single piece is just perfect!!! And YES to a printable of that quote!!!!

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  15. love it Caitlin! Such a great mix!

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  16. I love it. I want to do something similar in our playroom.

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  17. Nicely done! BTW, your IKEA Hogsten chairs - they're discontinued!!! Can you believe that?!

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  18. So great - I really, really love how it came out! And that owl has been a favorite since Julia used it that way too :) Looks awesome :)

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  19. Looks amazing!! LOVE the bright colors!!

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  20. OK I am obsessed with this wall!! I love love the pops of bright colors and the black and white and the gold and the EVERYTHING!! Amazing!

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  21. I just love it! So bright and fun! xo Kristin

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  22. Great job ! Great instincts!

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  23. I am absolutely in love with this wall! I'm trying to do something similar to it in my first apartment and was wondering where you were able to find the art work and frames??

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  24. I love the customized print you made! How much is it?

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