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About a month ago, I shared with you a few sources to find art that is not only meaningful, but also affordable. This post will provide a step-by-step tutorial on a way to display all of the fabulous new art that you have purchased in the last six weeks. 😉
If you type “DIY Gallery Wall” into Google, there are literally “About 7,520,000 results” on how to execute. So what makes this one different? Well, in my humble opinion, we wanted to focus on how to take your gallery wall to the next level with unexpected combinations of not only color, but materials, shapes, and organic materials. Bonus: this is probably the only post written by a woman that is this close to going into labor (in fact, I was a bit worried it was going to happen during the set up for this shoot. Seriously, by the time this is live, I might actually be in labor.)
Before we begin I want to talk a little about the inspiration for the pieces that I’ve chosen to include in this final DIY project we tackle before baby. I followed my own advice and sourced pieces that were meaningful to me and was inspired to curate my collection based on the colors and textures from the Sweet & Tart Berry Bliss Curate Bar. Thanks for satisfying my cravings for all things sweet and tart (not to mention keeping my blood sugar levels balanced for the past 6 months!) Seriously.
The final pieces that made it into the collection were a mix of items I selected from Uprise Art, who reached out to me following the curatorial post last month, and personal items that I’ve longed treasured, but never knew how to display (or to be perfectly honest, didn’t have the motivation or hard deadline to work against). After years of buying prints in plastic frames, I knew we were ready to start investing in pieces from emerging artists that spoke to both Joe and myself… not just me! Luckily we both enjoy abstract art that plays with concept, shape, and form. Building a small collection for a tight space means being really diligent about editing. (Pro tip– if you have a hard time editing, just ask for your husband’s opinion. HA!) In addition to buying original pieces of artwork, I wanted to add some visual interest by adding in some three-dimensional objects. We found these great brass wall pieces that work perfectly with a clipping from the garden or a hearty air plant.
Now! The tutorial!
Here are the tools you’ll need:
Below is a step-by-step tutorial on how to achieve a balanced gallery wall:
All art featured provided by Uprise Art
Images: 2nd Truth
BY Kate Arends - July 19, 2016
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