Budget-Friendly Gallery Wall


gallery wall

You may have noticed the gallery wall in the post I shared recently. After giving my daughter’s closet doors a makeover, I needed to add something to the wall next to it because it was completely bare. I really didn’t want to go out and buy all new wall decor. I was able to put this wall together using only things I already had, with the exception of 1 new art print.


gallery wall 2


My daughter loves the phrase “always kiss me goodnight” so I started with that. I googled the phrase + “free printable” and found the print that I used. You can find it here. I found an existing frame that I wasn’t using anymore, and removed the original photo that was in it. Then I had the always kiss me goodnight printed at Walgreens to fit my frame.


always kiss me goodnight


The frame itself was whitewashed, but since my daughter’s wall are a very light gray, I decided to paint the frame a more pure white. I also took out the existing matt, and recovered it with some Irish linen I found at Michael’s.


irish linen


textured matt


I used Mod Podge to adhere the linen to the matt, because no project is complete without Mod Podge. I like that the linen added some texture to the frame. I also added some texture with the arrow print canvas.


arrow wall art

This was another DIY project. My daughter had picked up some blank canvases to use in her dorm room, but ended up not using them. I starting digging through my box of wallpaper and fabric remnants and found a sample of grasscloth wallpaper, and I used that to cover the canvas. Then I printed out some arrow shapes and used Mod Podge to attach them.

arrow art


If I were to do that one over again, I would recommend printing the arrows on thicker paper, such as poster board. I used regular printing paper and it was a little flimsy, but in the end you really can’t tell.

The two mirrors on the top right were from a set of 3 I had ordered from Joss and Main over a year ago. After I received them, I didn’t like the gold-toned frame for the room I planned to use them in. They don’t accept returns, so I held onto them. They ended up being a perfect  fit for this room, and helped me carry through the gold color from the always kiss me goodnight print. I also found that little white empty frame around the house and added that to  the gallery wall.

wall gallery

The picture on the top left is the only one that I bought for this budget gallery wall. I got that at Home Goods for $16.

Gallery Wall photo

I’m really happy with the way it all turned out. Not bad for a total spent of $16. If you missed the closet door makeover you can see it here.

gallery wall


Budget Gallery Wall Pinterest



  1. That turned out so well! I love the arrows on the canvas, I never would have thought those were just mod podged on- great job!

  2. Ok, confession: I always forget about Mod Podge! 🙂 Thanks for the reminder, you’re wall looks great!

  3. I’m loving this! I’m always so impressed by your masterpieces. Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you taking the time to party with us. I hope to see you on Monday at 7. Happy Mother’s Day! Lou Lou Girls

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