This past weekend, I took down all of the art I had on the wall going up the stairs and created this coastal style gallery wall for cheap! I know we’re only at the beginning of April, but here, where we live, it’s really feeling a lot like summer already, so, I am in a huge coastal style decor mood! And the beach is right there, that also helps a lot 😉
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Coastal Style Gallery Wall For Cheap
I took down everything to start with a blank wall. I covered up holes and touched up little stains. Last year, I painted this canvas you can find here for my summer entrance wall and I really liked it, so I wanted to use it again, but not for the same spot, so it came in really handy to use it for the huge wall going upstairs.
I started with hanging it in the middle of the wall… You know that there are guides of how to create a gallery wall without hammering around and ending up with too many little holes in the wall? Like sticking up paper on the wall to get an idea where each piece goes… Yeah that would have been the smart way…but I was too lazy to do it, I wanted to go right at it and yes, I did end up with
a lot of some extra holes 😉
So, to make it as cheap as possible, I only bought a few little things. I re-used some of my old canvases and just painted them white to have a new base.
I DIYed a bit here and there and changed up canvases with a few simple techniques and ideas. Like hot glueing rope on them. Rope is great for that coastal style, right?
Then I found this great idea on Pinterest about printing with rope, which I did as well on a different canvas…
I bought two of these round place mats here [they were 1.99 each] I gave this one some brushes of chalky finish paint to give it a bit of a white washed look…and added this yute wreath I made a few years back… [it also got some white chalky paint on it]
This one got a lot of different shades of turquoise, aqua and white… I mixed up all the colours with acrylic paint.
Below is the canvas on which I used the rope stamp I mentioned earlier… My husband and Amelie keep on bugging me that it looks like Q-tips… and now I’m kinda seeing it too. I might change that one up at one point…lol.
Next to it are the two canvases with rope hotglued on them.
And this is how it looks like going up the stairs….
And from upstairs sitting on the steps in a weird position to take photos…. This wall is so tricky to get a good photo of… So sorry for these, I swear, standing in front of the wall the aqua and all of those pops of turquoise just pop out and really look so beachy!
The two little round thingys are coasters and cost me 0.70 cents each. I love the look they add to the whole wall. Don’t the stars in the middle look like seas stars???
And the beach hat is last years, I bought it at Zara and have never used it… well, except for decorating my home, but not on my head, lol. I’m not a hat person I think.
If you like it, pin it!!
I really like how it all turned out and especially not having to spend a whole lot of money on it all. Hope you like it too! Thanks for stopping by today!