Dining Room Gallery Wall Reveal

Happy Wednesday, Sunshines! I've been looking forward to sharing this project with you  for a little while now. After many shopping and yard saling trips, searching for frames of different sizes and shapes, I finally got the collage I wanted. And here's the reveal.
There are several good tutorials on Pinterest on how to prepare the placement for your collage before you start putting holes in the wall. But I have to admit, I just starting hanging these and before I knew it, I was done. That's how I do things...as fast and simple as possible!

To start off, I painted all 7 frames white and lightly distressed a few of them with sandpaper. 
This frame in particular wasn't soaking up the paint, but I liked the way it looked and kept it.
Here I used chicken wire bought from Lowe's (it was around $1.50) and used my staple gun to attach to the back of the frame.
The framed M was a fun project...
I attached burlap to the frame with hot glue and after I spray painted the silverware, I hot glued them to the burlap. I have to give props to my hubby for coming up with the M idea. ;)
This was made from a set of jailer keys I found at GW for .50.
I spray painted them and hot glued them to the burlap.
and one last look...
Thank you so much for checking out my wall collage! I hope you'll have a blessed rest of the week!

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  1. This turned out great! The "M" is my favorite. I'm currently working on a new gallery wall for the playroom. So many choices...

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  3. This is so precious!! I love what you have done! I have been wanting to do this in my house too!! I LOVE the skeleton keys!!!


  4. Looks beautiful!!

    I'd love to invite you to share this on my Thingamajig Thursday party going on now.. http://radcrafter.com/2012/01/thingamajig-thursday-party-10/


  5. Yay! Thanks for sending the link. Love your blog. I am now a follower:-)

  6. This is nice! Love that you made it all from scratch!

  7. This looks terrific! The 'M' is a really cute idea, and so are the keys!

  8. You know you had me at burlap and keys! Love them both. Your wall art is very pretty. Love the silverware monogram is so cute, thanks the hubs, and love keys. Great job Holly! Thanks for sharing your creativeness at Sunday's Best.

  9. It's beautiful, I love it all but especially the keys and the "M"!


  10. This looks great! My favorite is the silverware M! :)

  11. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm now a follower of yours too :) I love your collage. I've been thinking of putting one of these together somewhere in my home. can't wait to get it done.

  12. so darling! thanks for linking up to Make it MOnday!

    I'll be sharing your project on the Brassy apple FB page!

  13. What a great collection! I love how it turned out!

  14. Love, love, love your gallery wall! I love the burlap backed frames and the clever way you created the "M" with the silverware! So pretty!!

  15. Your collage turned out beautiful! I love the frame with the keys! I'm your newest follower from the Newbie Party. If you get a chance, I'd love you to stop by my blog & maybe follow along too!

  16. Great job! I love it!!! Seriously, where did you score that round frame?! I've been looking for one! Love the eating utensil "M" too!

    @ Creatively Living

    1. Hi, Katie! I actually found this at a semi-annual rummage sale our SPCA has here in town... I more than likely did the happy dance when I got to the car! ;)

  17. oh ya, link it up to Tell it to Me Tuesday @ Creatively Living! http://blah2beautiful.blogspot.com/2012/01/tell-it-to-me-tuesday-linky-party-4.html


  18. Holly, this came out fantastic! Nice job on all of it. I think the frame that didn't soak up the paint well enough really grounds the whole display.

  19. what a unique and gorgeous wall! i LOVE it! i'm your newest follower ( -:

  20. Thanks so much for adding me to your blog list. That was so sweet of you!

    By the way I love the framed cutlery monogram. That would make a great gift.

  21. I'm in the process of trying to put together a gallery wall, and this is great inspiration. Love all the texture! I am featuring it today at Creations by Kara. :)

  22. Love how you pulled off your wall of frames - it is gorgeous. The chicken wire is an awesome touch! I pinned it t my home decor and my tickled pink features board!

  23. Thank you so much for sharing last week on Thingamajig Thursday! Hope to see you again this week!


  24. How lovely! You did such an amazing job! You might have inspired me to tackle my huge staircase wall. lol. Thank you for the visit, comment and of course the follow @TheDedicatedHouse! It means the world!! Hope you have a grand day. Toodles, Kathryn

  25. I just love everything about your wall collage! Especially the M made out of silverware (props to the hubs!) ... and I will be pinning that idea for my daughter's room ...

    Also, I've joined up with 5 talented bloggers for an "Impossibilities" challenge that culminates in a multi-blog link party on Jan. 31. You can find out more at this link ...

    There's still time to get in on the fun ... oh, and if you blog about your participation, give me the link in my comments thread and I'll blog about you next weekend!


  26. gorgeous

    Thanks for linking up to Serenity Saturday
    Hope you can come and join us this week too


    Natasha xx

  27. I love this wall...it's beautifully done...so prim-itive & proper! xo wendy

  28. Looks great Bella. I am following you back. I would love to do a guest post sometime, but couldn't figure out how to leave you a message on the address you left.


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