No-spend office gallery wall
After that, my husband sort of claimed that space as his office, so I created a makeshift office downstairs for myself. Well, now the hubs has been doing most of his work downstairs on his laptop, which means I’ve slowly and stealthily re-claimed the upstairs office as mine again. 😉
My first order of (new) business has been putting together a little gallery wall above the desk that can offer inspiration to both of us. I wanted to do it without spending any money, so that meant hitting up the basement art stash.
My gallery wall includes two framed butterflies from my aunt and uncle, a signed copy of the Resolution, a “With God, Nothing will be Impossible” print, and an easy, DIY art piece reminding us of Proverbs 16:3.
Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. – Proverbs 16:3
To create the Proverbs 16:3 piece, I started with this print (found in the basement collecting dust, of course).
I used Frog Tape around the edges, then gave the whole thing a base coat of blue/silver acrylic paint.
After that, I free-handed a landscape, using colors similar to those found in the curtains in the room. My goal was to sort of create an abstract sea, sand then grass idea.
I used my Silhouette electronic cutting tool to print out the verse reference on adhesive black vinyl. Then I stuck it on the canvas.
I used Command strips to hang all the art on the wall. I prefer using Command strips and hanging hooks because they don’t damage your walls. And since I change my artwork out a lot, it’s best if I don’t go around hammering a bunch of holes in my walls all the time.
Tip: When I have trouble getting my adhesive backs lined up, I use a touch of lipstick on the wall strips. Then I push the back of the artwork against it and it marks where I need to add the other side of the strips.
Here’s another view of the office space with my new, inspirational gallery wall.
And lest you think I’m incredibly neat and organized, let me show you what was going on behind the scenes of this photo shoot.
The little booger you see innocently eating his snacks managed to empty all the bookshelves he could reach, completely ransack the TV console, and leave a trail of Cheerios behind as evidence of where he’d been. Unfortunately, I can’t blame him for that hot mess of a closet or the stacks of papers and books on the tabletop (hanging head in shame).
Oh well, at least one corner of the room is clean and organized, right?