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hey there! I'm monica 

I pride myself on making amazing style and design accessible for everyone, regardless of location, budget, or ability! My design philosophy is rooted in authenticity + attainability - If I can do it, you can too! My work has been featured in countless publications, but I take the most pride in homeowners that have been personally inspired by my DIY ideas and have tried something in their own homes!

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It’s no secret that I LOVE photos… I actually need to make a conscious effort to decorate with anything other than pictures of my family.  Jess and I thought we’d share our gallery walls today and then some amazing ones we’ve found along the way.

These are OLD pictures from my very first gallery wall in our last house.  I ran to Walmart, bought oodles of frames and just started nailing and measuring.  This is not how I would recommend putting up a gallery wall.  I was crazy lucky that this worked out and I didn’t make one wrong nail hole.  I’m still not quite sure how that happened!

 Sorry, these weren’t taken as “blog worthy” pics!
In the new house, I knew that a top priority was to create another gallery wall.  I had it up on the wall within three weeks of moving in.  Score! BUT… I’ve yet to switch out any of the pictures, so they’re all facing the wrong directions! It’s amazing how long you can live with some things without fixing them.

 I added a few larger frames and still went with a fairly linear layout.  What do you think of the one yellow frame? It’s just a fun little play off of the little bird on the table and on the fabric on the chair.  (Please ignore the crooked red frame… life with 4 kids!)

 Please notice the sideways pictures, the mats that should be removed, and the crooked frames.  I’m keeping it real and showing you what it really looks like most days.  One day in the next few months very soon I’ll get new pictures printed.  For now, the kids just think it’s funny.

Even though Jess is on vacation in Maine this week, I got her to share a little bit about her gallery wall…
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My gallery wall is in process, but here’s what I have so far! Things to do: 1. Paint frames so they’re all the same color, 2. Change out mat and picture in the large frame, 3. Put something in empty frame at top.
My favorite picture from the gallery wall- a recent gift from my husband!
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So, do tell… do you have a gallery wall?  do you want one?
I’m planning to add another gallery over our piano, so stay tuned for some DIY tips and a step-by-step post coming soon!

The comments +

  1. kim h. says:

    You need to help me do a gallery wall at my house!

  2. Hi you are doing a great job. I was looking for this information. I found it on your page its really amazing. I am sure that these are your own views. I hear exactly what you’re saying and I’m so happy that I came across your blog.
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