Here’s my latest condo project! I got inspiration from this post on The Stripe about a gallery wall, which I thought would be great on a little wall in my office. In the fall I had done some work in the office, patching up random holes and re-hanging some things. The wall in question is to the left of my desk and part of the closet, so it’s narrow but I wanted to do something cool there.
I spent part of an afternoon looking at items online and ended up on two of my favorite places: Etsy and Target. I took advice from that post about mixing up the items, so I looked for a felt pennant along with small shelves.
Things I purchased:
- Circle Wall Hanging in blush
- You Can Do Hard Things Pennant
- 11×14 Framed Canvas Hedgehog
- 2pc Traditional Wall Shelf Set
- Rounded Corner Medium Wood Single Image Table Frame
- Narrow Ceramic Bud Vase
- 9″ x 6″ Artificial Boxwood Arrangement
I had a few things already that I knew I could add to the wall. As I was looking at items before I ordered them (thankfully everything from Target was on sale), I drew a really rough sketch of the wall with measurements and how I wanted to hang everything up.
I thought I’d be able to do it myself, but the shelves I bought looked tricky to hang up, so I asked my dad if he could come over and help. He said yes, and my mom tagged along—she just likes to lay on my couch.
We used the diagram I drew up, which was super helpful, and only struggled with the shelves. My dad did one and then had me hang the other one so I could do something similar in the future.
The items I already had:
- I’m Speaking cross stitch that I made myself last year
- Metal die-cut hanger
- Maine Beer postcard in the brown frame (purchased at the brewery in Maine)
The hanging four frames on the other wall were a Christmas gift from Josh with selfies of us on our first few adventures together.
I’m really happy with how it came out and that it came out just like I was picturing it. This will be the last wall-related project in my office; I want to keep the big wall blank. I have other ideas for furniture, like getting a reading chair or a new lamp, but we’ll see. I like to take my time decorating so I don’t rush anything or end up with something I hate.