Typography Gallery Wall Art

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Here is how I pulled off a typography wall! Come see all the design details and inspiration!

Have you ever had a certain look you were after and just didn’t seem to be able to pull it off?
Soooo frustrating to me.
That’s exactly the design situation that I found myself in while working on one side of my media family room in our basement.  I wanted a typography gallery wall and just couldn’t seem to make it look quite right.
Typography-Gallery WallPin
I started by picking items up here and there as I ran across them, thinking all the while that I could bring my “look” to life.  Not.
And then – and then! – while flipping through a Pottery Barn catalog one day, I came across it.  IT being just the typography inspiration that I needed.

Potter Barn Inspo typography wall.Pin

Pottery Barn
I knew that I wanted a typography wall – it’s just that I was paralyzed with fear because I’ve never been successful at putting one together before.
The whole typography thing started when I found this ginormous unfinished rustic frame in the clearance section at Hobby Lobby.  Then I found the typography poster while browsing the aisles of TJ Maxx one day.
A yellow wall with typography framed pictures on it.Pin
I made a beeline to Lowes and had a piece of luan cut for the back and covered it with aged wood looking scrapbook paper and mounted the typography poster to that.
I guess it passed it’s test today when my buddy Barb thought that it was all made from wood instead of a poster and scrapbook paper.  bwahaha!
Letters on the wall, with a table filled with popcorn and beer.Pin
The game table is all set up with popcorn and Route 66 root beer for me to whoop Pookie in a mean game of Yahtzee.
Up close look at the games table.Pin
I took an old picture frame and made a chalkboard just by removing the glass and spraying the back of it with chalkboard spray paint.  I kept the wording on the chalkboard simple since there’s so much going on on this wall.
A beautiful vintage tray from an old gardening supply works great mounted on the wall as a sort of shadow box.
An old wooden box frame with a Z inside it.Pin
BTW – HOH stands for “House of Handgraafs” and 2005 is the year that I spoke my “I do’s” to Pookie.
As Hobby Lobby would put their typography letters on sale (which they often do),  I would pick a couple up every now and then.
I still think it has some empty gaps that I need to fill in.  Don’t you?
Gallery Wall and Game Table with popcorn and beer.Pin
One thing that I really like about the wall is all of the dimension it has. It really adds interest to the room!
Dimensional Typography-Gallery Wall.Pin
Side look at the wall.Pin
I wasn’t so much trying to copy Pottery Barn, but I sure was inspired by it!
Typography Gallery Wall and Game TablePin
A games table and chairs.Pin
Who doesn’t love a good before and after?
A room with chairs and a TV.Pin
Typography Gallery Wall and Game Table in the decorated room.Pin
Who do you think won that game of Yahtzee???
There are several other projects that have gone into our basement media family room makeover.
Mixing Patterns, Textures and Unexpected Color and 
Making It All Work
Mixing Patterns and Textures.Pin
How to Turn a Wicker Cloche Into a Lamp
How To Turn A Wicker cloche Into A Lamp poster.Pin
Repurposing Bifold Doors or Shutters and Making
Fake Industrial Look Hardware
Repurposed Shutters.Pin
How to Make Brand New Wood Look Like Old Barn Wood
Deer and a tea pot vignette.Pin
How to Easily Give Old Coasters a New Look
Numbered coasters.Pin

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  1. Love it! It gave me an idea for my breakfast room. I am lost at how to work on my wall in there! Thank you for the inspiration. XO! Rebecca

  2. Suzy I think the gallery wall turned out great. I love all the touches!


  3. Marty Walden says:

    You rocked it Suzy! I think empty walls are the absolute hardest and you did an amazing job of bringing it all together!

  4. I love this gallery. Looks fabulous!

  5. Shirley@Housepitality Designs says:

    Very, very pretty Suzy….just love it…you did a fantastic job!

  6. Gorgeous space, fabulous styling and gawker-worthy photograpy, Suzy. And you rocked the chalkboard lettering, too.

    And if gaming in your house is anything like it is in ours, I’m betting you wiped the floor with Pookie!

    Love everything about this space, and I can’t wait to come over for movie night or a Downton Abbey marathon.

  7. I love it Suzy!! Your whole space looks fantastic!!

  8. omg I LOVEEEEE this wall!!!! Suzie somehow I lost your feed for a while. Feedbruner had issues. I am following you now through Bloglovin which seems the safer option. Will have to catch up on what I’ve been missing (including the WED Parties) Christine from Little Brags…