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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Creating a gallery wall around an oddly placed basement window


We finished our basement a few years ago and ever since, it's been a challenge to decorate around this one high window.  The major issue with the window is that it's not centered on the wall.   Why, oh why, did the builders not center the window?  No matter how I hung pictures or tried to decorate the wall, something always seemed off.  That's when I got the idea to stop trying to work around the window and just embrace and incorporate it within a gallery wall.  Why didn't I think of this sooner?

As always, I like to create gallery walls based on items I have around the house, my kids artwork and items that are meaningful to our family.  


Source List

1. HomeGoods clearance find 
2. Paige's Owl artwork
4. DIY
5. DIY 
6. Marshall's clearance find
7. DIY arrow
8. DIY (this is the year my husband and I were married)
9. HomeGoods clearance find 
10. Paige's artwork
11. Michaels metal ampersand 
12. DIY arrow
14. DIY pallet arrows


If you follow me on Instagram you may remember this before picture of the window frame.  When I spotted it in the clearance aisle I knew it would be perfect for anchoring the gallery wall and balancing out the basement window.   
I love walking down the steps and seeing this gallery wall across the room.  It's still fun for the kids, but also has a more grown up feeling that I love. 


Here's a before and after of how it looked not that long ago.
It kind of makes me sad that my kids are growing up and outgrowing their toddler toys and spaces.  Although, it's nice to have my house back and I love the challenge of creating spaces that we both love. 

23 comments:

  1. This turned out fab Katie! I love all the various pieces you used to make it personal!

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  2. Absolutely brilliant!!! Totally looks like it was meant to be that way!

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    1. Thanks Kristi! It's definitely an improvement!

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  3. This looks great! Those little basement windows fit right in! Pinning!

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    1. Thanks so much Julie! I appreciate you sharing!

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  4. I'm so glad you shared your source list. Although, almost every piece that stood out to me were DIY's! Some great projects on display there!

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    1. Thanks Eva! Bummer that most of the projects you liked were DIY. I hope it at least gave you some good ideas :)

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  5. It looks so awesome, Katie! That is such a cute before and after photo, too. I feel ya on seeing the kids outgrowing their things. But the new look is definitely one you all can enjoy. I'm pinning this to my Gallery Walls board.

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  6. SOO cute! I love how it totally makes your window blend in. Such a weird place for a window in the first place!! I love all your pictures and arrows, too. I'm hopefully sharing our little gallery wall "corner" soon, too! :)

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  7. SOO cute! I love how it totally makes your window blend in. Such a weird place for a window in the first place!! I love all your pictures and arrows, too. I'm hopefully sharing our little gallery wall "corner" soon, too! :)

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  8. I just LOVE this! Such a put-together and sophisticated space. I love how your gallery has a theme of arrows and letters/numbers. So fun!

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  9. So cute! the window blends right in. Love those prints, too! :)

    I'd love for you to come by and share this at Talented Tuesday Link Party!

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  10. So much fun... I love the whole look! It really incorporates the window too! So smart!

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  11. Love all the different pieces you paired together in your gallery wall! So pretty, and the window blends right in! ~Amy

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  12. I like your wall! Especially the arrows that you DIY'd. Then I took a tour of your home and it is lovely. Have a good Sunday!
    Nicki
    http://sweetparrishplace.blogspot.com/

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  13. Perfection! Love this! Thank you for sharing at the DIY Sunday Showcase Linky Party!

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  14. This is great! I LOVE love that you encorporated your daughters work! Love all your DIYs too!

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  15. What a clever layout for an oddly placed window. This turned out awesome. Love everything you used. Thanks for linking to the Creative Circle. ;) Hope to see you this week!

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  16. I love the way your gallery wall turned out, and how the window now just blends right in! I recently created my first gallery wall to disguise the tv in our bedroom...Ahhh the wonders of art! Thanks so much for linking up with us at The Creative Circle!

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  17. Hello! I'm new to your blog but I am in love with this wall! It is absolutely beautiful! I know a lot of it were DIY, is there a blog for the arrows? I'm really interested in making some for my son's room. :)

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