Fresh Walls: Build a Gallery Wall

Gallery Wall Angy Paints 2

Gallery walls are such a great way to display your treasures. It is a neat and fun way to share the things that you are interested in and it will certainly communicate your personality to the observer. We have been seeing so many gorgeous wall galleries on hgtv, West Elm, and Lauren Conrad’s home. They gave us great inspiration for our dream wall gallery.

We were able to get great tips from Lauren Conrad’s recent article, Home Makeover: How to Build a Gallery Wall. “…Choose pieces that have a common thread—a certain color for example,” team LC writes. We chose pink! Plus a tad bit of gold here and there. We used gorgeous prints from  Jessica Illustration , CraftMei, and our AngyPaints originals. This tip certainly helped bring every art piece together. Another great tip: “the key is making sure you start with a couple of larger pieces to anchor the wall.” We took her advice and placed the largest frame first! We used our original watercolor painting, “Flamingo Love”. Then we worked around this piece adding smaller and medium sized frames to create a slanted diamond shape. We love the end result. What do you think?

We love all the great ideas and the how to build a gallery wall tutorials on the web! We are also excited to add super unique items that will personalize your wall space even more! Check out these gorgeous Etsy picks to create a fresh and one of a kind gallery wall.


Courtesy Pamela Rose


Dream Catcher: This lovely turquoise dream catcher will not only take your bad dreams away, but it will definitely make your walls pop! The addition of beautiful peacock feathers are what makes this dream catcher special.

Courtesy Barb Corley, The Urban Otter Shop

Wooden Art Panel: This rustic wooden wall art of a dandelion is carefully handmade and ready to hang on your gallery wall. The rustic look is totally in right now so what is not to love about this item! Plus you can stare at this beauty and make as many wishes as you desire. 🙂

Courtesy Lourds

Embroidery Art: This is certainly a one of a kind art piece that you can hang anywhere. The geometric patterns will add a lot of edge to your gallery wall.

Courtesy Julie Benningfield

 Decorative branches: This beautiful Manzanita tree branch decor will accentuate gold frames or gold paintings perfectly, making your wall space stand out!


Do you have any other unique items or ideas for a gallery wall?






Fly Bird Fly Watercolor Painting

Fly bird fly andrearealpeThis painting was inspired by injured birds, especially the one I saw yesterday. This painting is available at the link below.
When you make your purchase I will donate 50% of the proceeds to the Chicago Bird Collision Monitors.
By purchasing this painting, you will be helping to support the Chicago Bird Collision Monitors in Chicago, IL. This amazing organization is dedicated to protect birds through rescue, education and outreach, and also advocating bird-safe lighting and building design to reduce bird collision hazards.
Here is their website for more information about the organization:

   Yesterday, I saw a bird in distress. It was spinning in circles on the floor and flapping its wings unable to move its neck. I was not sure what to do or who to call. All I wanted was for the bird to be okay. I tried calling several places with no luck. When I finally got in touch with someone (311) they told me help will be on the way. It has been hours and they still have not arrived. Sadly the bird is long gone. I believe it passed from shock.
If this ever happens to you go to this website for instructions

Here is a website to find a wild Life rehabilitation center nearest you.

If your in Chicago call the CBCM at 773-988-1867
(Dont call 311; they did not arrive until hours later)*****

All beings are fond of themselves, they
like pleasure, they hate pain, they shun
destruction, they like
life and want to live
long, To all, life is dear; hence their life
should be protected.