DIY Gallery Wall Art

Well hello there.  It seems like forever since I have posted.  I’ve been really busy working on great DIY projects that I can’t wait to share with you in the next few weeks.

It seems like I’ve been working on my daughter’s bedroom forever.   A few months back in this post I shared a mood board that I created for her “teen room.”

Teen Girl Bedroom #teengirl #teenbedroomIt’s finally starting to come together.  We have the furniture, bedding, and a few accessories.  We hung some shelves and the room has been painted. I will share all of the fun details and sources when I post the big reveal.

We knew that we wanted to create a gallery wall and have been slowly collecting pieces for it.  I made a few pieces of artwork myself and am thrilled with how they all turned out.   I’m going to offer all of the prints I designed in 8 x 10 and 5x 7 sizes for you to download and print for free!

Nap Queen Art for gallery in teen bedroom. FREE Printable. 8x10 and 5x7 #teenart #freeprintables

8 x10 version click here

5×7 version click here

 

Nap Queen Art for gallery in teen bedroom. FREE Printable. 8x10 and 5x7 #teenart #freeprintables

8×10 version here

5×7 version here

Nap Queen Art for gallery in teen bedroom. FREE Printable. 8x10 and 5x7 #teenart #freeprintables

8×10 version here

5×7 version click here

I made three versions of the “NAP QUEEN” art.   My daughter just happens to be a teenager who loves her naps.  She tries to squeeze one in whenever she can, right after school, before dinner, in the car-wherever and whenever.  Ever since she was a baby she has NEEDED her sleep.  She is the sweetest and most pleasant kid when rested but if tired…. yikes I don’t even like to think about it:) .  I personally love the Holly Golightly “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” sleep mask inspired version.

Iconic Breakfast at Tiffany's sleep mask

Abby looked at me like I was crazy when she saw it.  She has no idea the significance of that sleep mask!  I told her we need to rectify that situation ASAP and have a girl’s movie night in the very near future.   She likes the eyelash version the best so the eyelash version it shall be.  Any of these prints would work great in a baby nursery or any other child’s room who is still holding on to their nap.

Here is a shot of the wall where the gallery will be.

Teen Girl Bedroom gallery wall "before"

 

I really wanted a “clean and crisp” light gray paint for the walls.  Since I knew I wanted to use lavender as an accent color it had to be on the cooler side.  When you line up different shades of gray it’s mind blowing how different they can be.  Some have blue, lavender, or green undertones.  Others are more “muddy” and fall into the “Greige” category,  which is the name given to the gray and beige combos.

The colors I choose are Benjamin Moore “Gray Tint” and Benjamin Moore “Lily Lavender”.  This shade of gray is perfect for lavender.  A lot of the gray’s looked really dull and muddy next to it.

We are die hard “Twilight” fans over here and both of us are definitely “Team Edward”.  Yes we know that “Twilight” was popular like forever ago but we don’t care so there!  Abby asked me to make a piece with this Edward quote so that’s what I did.  The colors  will go perfectly in her room.

Twilight Quote Wall Art FREE Printable in 8x10 and 5x7 sizes #twilightquote #freeprintable

8×10 version click here

5×7 version click here

I surprised my daughter with this next piece.  Her best friend’s birthday is coming up so I made this cutie pie print to frame and give to her friend as a present and also to hang in her gallery.  I made it in Pic Monkey.  It’s real easy to do and I will post a tutorial in a future post.

DIY Art using Pic Monkey

This next piece will either hang on the wall near her vanity or as part of the gallery wall, we are not sure yet.  My daughter loves anything and everything having to do with makeup so this is right up her ally!

Teen Girl Art. Free Printable in 8x10 and 5x7 sizes. Art for vanity or bathroom. #makeupart #girlyart #freeprintables

8×10 version click here

5×7 version click here

One request that my daughter had was that she wanted a heart somewhere incorporated into her room.  I first suggested doing an extra large metallic silver heart decal on the wall above her bed.  As a surprise her grandmother ended up buying her a large piece of artwork for Christmas, so we decided to use that instead.  As a result this piece was made and was given a 2 thumbs up….

DIY Teen Art for gallery wall. Free Printable in 8x10 and 5x7 sizes. #Teenart #heartart #freeprintables

8×10 version click here

5×7 version click here

You will only get this next print if you are or were a fan of the show “Gossip Girl”.  No explanation needed.  If you are clueless as to who the heck Chuck Bass is then you need to get your head out of the sand and watch yourself some Netflix!

Gossip Girl Art. Chuck Bass Art. Free Printable in 8x10 or 5x7 sizes. #gossipgirl #gossipgirlart #chuckbassart #freeprintables

8×10 version click here

5×7 version click here

So there you have it,  all of the pieces I created for my teenage girl’s gallery wall.  I’m so excited to show her, she will be thrilled.  Included on the wall will also be prints that we have purchased.  Now I’m actually kind of worried that all of it will not fit.  We shall see when we start playing with the gallery wall layout.

Michaels is currently having a buy one get one free sale on most of their frames.  I ran over there yesterday and stocked up.   If you don’t already have the mobile app definitely download it asap!   In addition to their weekly ad,  you can also get all of the available coupons right on your mobile phone.  They scan the bar code on the coupon directly from your phone upon checkout.

Michaels Craft Store Sale Items

Michaels is currently having a 50% off sale on their marquee letters and select photo and storage boxes.  I snagged a letter “A” and these coral nesting storage boxes, both will look great on her decorative shelves.

Next post I will show you the easy way in which I lay out and hang a gallery wall.  I can’t wait to finally see how all of the art comes together!!

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5 thoughts on “DIY Gallery Wall Art

  1. I love your latest blog, Cheri! Can’t imagine where all that creativity comes from…must be in the genes!! PS..Where can I order a NapQueen print?

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