I have visions.
Not like psychic visions – but that would be really cool.
Room visions, project visions, idea visions.
And in my head – they are fan-freakin-tastic.
In real life, they don’t always turn out so fan-freakin-tastic though.
In my head, this black and white gallery wall was fan-freakin-tastic.
In real life, its better than fan-freakin-tastic.
In fact, I can’t even come up with a word for how awesome it is and how much I love it.
This wall totally took my living room to a whole new level.
To get the full effect of how far this wall has come, here’s what it looked like before:
It wasn’t terrible, but let’s be honest, it doesn’t hold a candle to the new accent wall.
The best thing about this project is that its so easy. All you need is a little paint, FrogTape®, frames and art.
- FrogTape® Multi-Surface in 0.94″ width
- FrogTape® Multi-Surface in 1.88″ width
- Black & White Paint (or other colors of your choice)
- Paint Roller & Tray
- Craft Knife
Use the FrogTape® 1.88″ width to tape off baseboards, any crown molding, or other trim around the area that you don’t want to get paint on.
Paint all four edges of the wall white (or other color of your choice). I edged with the paint brush and then rolled about 2-3 roller widths wide along the edges.
After the paint is dry, tape off the “frame” for your gallery wall. I waited a week or so before taping off my frame, so I used the FrogTape® Multi-Surface, however if you don’t want to wait long, you can use FrogTape® Delicate Surface.
I came in five inches all around the wall and taped off a rectangle using the wider width FrogTape®. After that, I came in 7 1/2″ all around the wall and taped off the second rectangle within the larger one using the smaller width FrogTape®. Of course, your wall will most likely be a different size than mine, so you can adjust the measurements as needed.
Trim up the edges of the FrogTape®.
I use a ruler and craft knife to do this. After you have trimmed up all the edges, take your fingernail or a credit card and run it firmly along the edges of the FrogTape® to fully adhere it to the wall.
Paint the rest of the wall black (or other color of your choice).
Two coats was all I needed.
Remove the FrogTape® immediately after painting your last coat.
After the wall is good and dry, you can decorate it however you want.
I opted to go with simple white frames that popped off the wall, but showcased the art, along with gold sconces.
I used these 16×20 white frames with artwork in 8×10 sizes. I added these sconces (spray-painted gold) to either side of the television to bring in a touch of metallic and another element besides the frames.
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