the growing gallery wall



Things have been pretty low-key on the interior design front at home lately. I’m still searching for the perfect solid coral upholstery fabric and the cash to reupholster our living room chair.

But I did get a little project done for the cost of a few frames.

A week ago the guest room gallery wall looked something like this.



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A cute little set of four.

However, I collected a few new pieces to frame. So the wall looks like this in the new expanded state.




I’m really loving the full effect of the added prints.

Though gallery walls can become quite expensive when a lot of art and framing is involved, this one has been pretty inexpensive overall. Each frame is from Michael’s except the gold framed painting (painted by Mr. Lively’s father).

Looking closer, you’ll see that there are some free items like sentimental cards and coasters.




The lowest left print is actually a cute engagement card I received from Claudia of Fig. 2 Design Studio. The Pink Pony item is actually a framed coaster from a trip to Mackinac Island.

The silver one is actually a piece of the marathon blanket I got after finishing the Nike Women’s Marathon in San Francisco with the finishing medal. And last but not least, the coral Just Keep Going print is from the Wish I Knew launch.




Up top, there is a new gold and white wedding print sent as a surprise gift to me by Jackie of Sincerely Jackie. The blue frame has more coasters, this time from some date nights in Austin. And the gold Just Keep Going is a handmade print by Charmaine of Everly Calligraphy for the Austin With Intention workshops.

Overall, I’m thinking that this might be the completion of the wall. But like I say to Mr. Lively, you never know…


PS- On the topic of gallery walls, I just worked with a web clinic client who has mastered the art of the gallery wall. So brilliant.


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  1. Natalie | Natalie Dressed

    I love the idea of using coasters and free stuff. I’ve never thought of re-purposing those types of things and feel like I have so many paper products that I hang on to because of the sentimental value. Now I have to go exploring and see what I can frame! Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Yes! Anything that is flat-ish can go in a frame and paper products are perfect. The great thing about those items is that you can swap them out from time to time, too! : )

      I’m sure you are going to take this and do an awesome job!

  2. Love it! It looks great on the wall ūüôā I still need to frame the one I made for Mike and I – going to go hit up TJ Maxx for a frame tomorrow!

  3. Britta

    Mr Lively’s father’s painting is lovely. Does he sell his art? If so, could you share where? The colours are beautiful- what a great gift.

    1. I’m glad you like his work! He is not a professional artist (in that, he has a full-time job). But I’m sure he’d be open to custom work. If you are interested, please let me know and I can put you in touch with him!

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