Friday, August 3, 2012

Budget Decor: Repurposing Art for a Wall Gallery

I have been in love with wall galleries and their use of a pattern in a frame.  I've seen zebra, polka dots, and chevrons create an interesting color scheme mixed with family pictures, letters, and a chalkboard with a custom saying.  Combining all of these elements really makes a gorgeous gallery wall.

The best part, is that you can use what you have and create something like this for FREE.  That's right! FREE!!!!! I had some art prints that I decided were cheesy, so took the art prints out and put in FREE printables.

Visit Valerie at Pixel Stix Graphics to get your own red or blue chevron printable.

I also upcycled a clearance item into this cute DIY chalkboard.  I got this last year, and it was hiding in the corner of a closet, but now it's headed straight for my wall gallery!   

Other materials for repurposing ugly or outdated art:
  • Leftover fabric
  • An old t-shirt
  • An old table cloth 
  • Scrapbook paper scraps
  • a page out of a book.  
You can do so much of this for FREE!

Maybe you don't have a frame, but you can cruise the clearance rack or dollar store and find something that is plain and simple for cheap. 

I can't wait to reveal the gallery!

Linking it up with Too Much Time On My Hands, Funky Junk Interiors, Tatertots & Jello, Whipperberry, and Chic On A Shoestring Decorating.


  1. I love chevron!! I have a ton on my pinterest page under stationary and such if you want additional colors.

    1. Awesome! That will come in handy! Thanks for sharing!

  2. thank you for sharing! i found you on too much times link up. excited to try in my home!

    noelle @

    1. You're so welcome, Noelle! Thanks for stopping by!


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