How To: DIY Corner Gallery Wall

DIY corner gallery wall {with making no holes in the wall!} -
We had this large empty wall in our living room that has slowly been transforming these past two years with different art, clocks, vintage windows, & other things to fill space, but I always knew I wanted a corner gallery wall here, I just never was brave enough to actually tackle the task because I was scared of damaging the walls. Most of you know that we will be putting our house on the market soon & the last thing I want to do is to put a hundred nail holes in the wall that I know I will have to fill later. My solution? 3M command strips! I was a bit skeptical at first, I mean you are telling me a sticker will hold my prized frames up on the wall? Well, I tried them first a few months ago in our master bathroom with some art & guess what? They are still hanging perfectly & there are no nail holes in our wall. I’m obsessed. After my Command strip discovery I finally got the guts to hang our  DIY corner gallery wall in the living room.

DIY corner gallery wall {with making no holes in the wall!} -

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Ok, so I took these photos at night so please excuse the awful lighting. We do our best DIY projects at night when inspiration strikes so this happens a lot with us. Anyways, we usually go the traditional route of cutting out paper the size of the frames & hanging them {which we did to one to show you} but this time we wanted to try something new. We simply referenced the frame for the length and width that the ScotchBlue™™ Painter’s Tape had to be & put the tape on the wall where we wanted the frame. This gave us a visual to see if the frame would fit and look good in the space. After we were satisfied with the way the “tape frames” looked we used the 3M command strips to hang the frames with in “tape frame” & then removed the ScotchBlue™™ Painter’s Tape off the wall.

PicMonkey Collage

All the frames we used for the wall were collected over time. I had always dreamed of this wall so the frame collection started a while back & I love it that way because I wanted it to look very eclectic. Some of the frames needed a little makeover to fit in better like the gold oval frame that actually didn’t start out gold. I gave it a quick makeover with some rub n’ buff that you can find right at your local craft store. I used my  gloves from 3M™ Safety Products to protect my hands from the chemicals & I rubbed the gold onto the frame. After I had covered the entire surface of the frame, I buffed the gold with a paper towel & the frame was now looking perfect & fit in much better with all the other frames.

DIY corner gallery wall {with making no holes in the wall!} -



In order to make a corner gallery wall we went off a piece that was already on the wall {the Pallet deer head mount} We established the height of the gallery wall & where it starts by that piece. Yours will vary by your preference. The rest of the wall was trial and error to see what frames looked good where. The nice thing about using the 3M strips was that we could adjust the frames height with out creating new holes. Tip: be sure to have a small level on you for hanging the frames straight. If you don’t have a small level you can download the level app on your phone.



What do you think of our corner gallery wall? It was a challenge, but now that it’s up we are in love with it. Now I just need a new little reading chair for this corner & I will be really happy with it. Have you used the 3M command strips to hang anything? I am really excited that we can adjust the frames as we please with out creating any holes. Leave your comments below, find me on facebook or chat with me on Instagram.


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  1. Quite gorgeous…

  2. Sharon McGuire says:

    So nicely done-particularly like the different textures, scale and type. Bravo. This should be in your portfolio.

    Would you trust the 3d strips with an antique on the wall? I can’t figure out how to hang some Japanese screens without making holes in them. They are really fragile and irreplaceable. Thanks!

    • Thank you Sharon!! I will for sure be putting this in there :) & yes! I would trust it. If something is really important or breakable I usually just add more command strips to it. Like instead of 2 I would but 4 and so on. Just to make extra sure. And just be sure to follow the instructions by holding it down exd. I have used them a lot and even have art in our bathroom that has been hanging forever & nothing has ever moved. I hope this helps!!

  3. Looks super awesome Liz! I can’t wait to hang some art in my walls!

  4. Looks fabulous Liz, however, I feel bad that your house looks AMAZING & you are putting it on the market soon:(

    • Thank you Susan!! I know it makes me so sad to have to say goodbye to this house, but I think the house in Michigan will be even better!! No worries :) It’s the temporary rental in between the two houses that I’m scared of ;) hahah xx

  5. Kim R. Dykman says:

    You did a fabulous job and I appreciate you sharing the secret of the 3M products! I had no idea! We are also working on our home to sell it in the next couple of years. We hate the nail holes to but a house isn’t a home without some personal touches with your own photos and framed items. Thanks again Liz ! I love your Blog !

    • Don’t move Aunt Kim!! We won’t be neighbors anymore ;) I can’t wait to move home and be really close to you guys. & yes the 3m strips are amazing!! I would for sure try them. I didn’t want to hang the gallery wall until I thought of using them. I hope you are having a great week & happy Thanksgiving!!!! xx

  6. Love the wall. Beautifully done. Just picked up some 3M products on clearance at Target. Now I have a good use for them. I really had no idea to hang frames with it. Thank you for sharing your home with us.

    I LOVE the Ampersand. Can you please share where you ordered it from?

  7. It turned out great! I’ve been wanting to revamp my hallway gallery wall and will have to give the 3M strips a try.

    • thank you so much Dawn!! I am a little obsessed with them & they work great for us. I hope you have fun revamping your hallway gallery wall. I want a hallway in a home someday that I can do a gallery wall in. I’m a little obsessed with hallway gallery walls haha :) xx

  8. While my blocks are drying decided to come back in here to read my blog posts. I have a hard time tearing myself away. If I’m working on painting something during day I’ll come back to read posts for little while. I get two things done at once that way.
    Your gallery wall has inspired me. Love how you varied subjects and textures. Where were command strips when we were renting all those years. Now we have mfg. home walls so have to be careful hanging things up. Especially when I have heavier items I use the command strips, they’re life/wall savers, love em.
    Happy Thanksgiving

    • I am the same way Jane Ellen, always working on two things! lol Thank you so much for your sweet comment & I’m so glad you were inspired. Yes! You will love the command strips they have changed hanging things on my walls forever. I hope you had an amazing Thanksgiving. We had such a great, but very very busy weekend away in Georgia & just got back in late last night. I’m thankful for today to rest :) xx

  9. Kelly @ thelilypadcottage says:

    LOVE how this turned out!! So cute.

  10. Absolutely fabulous gallery wall. I too have been wanting to do this for ages but didn’t want holes in the wall so am now inspired. Thanks

  11. I LOVE your gallery wall, it turned out fabulous!! I’m inspired! I love your letters, the J, L and the framed G. Did you make these or order these? I would love to do something similar!

    Thanks for the inspiration! Love your blog!

  12. Hi Liz,
    Your wall turned out gorgeous! I’m beyond in love with your pallet deer. Where did you get it from?

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  14. Don’t be too afraid of the rental. :) My hubby and I have ended up downsized into a rental after raising 6 kids in our big house.. Lucky you, you will have the fun of working on your new house even though they won’t let you paint and personalize a rental. Which is hard cuz I see so many fun things I could do to this one after living here for 2 years.

    Thanks so much for the heads up on the 3m Command Strips! I have gallery ideas but haven’t done them because of holes in the wall while renting.. they tend to charge you for the holes here even if you patch and paint .
    Oh well I look forward to seeing your future ideas and projects. Its so exciting to see all of you talented young women!


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