Gallery Art Wall - DIY Batman Art

Brian has been living in our apartment for almost a year and a half.  To keep the place feeling fresh we've been rearranging our art, accessories, and such.  We can't really move the furniture to any other configuration in the living room than we have, so moving other stuff around helps a lot.  A few months ago we took down our big Printstagram posters to start creating a gallery wall.  We've slowly been adding art as we go.

I've repainted that big horizontal canvas three times, but I still don't love it.  What I do love is the rest of the art and the little things on the wall that aren't really "art."  The wood cutouts and other canvases are from Michaels.  We've filled in with these smaller pieces like the green one I painted with a bear, a beet, and the symbol of Battlestar Gallactica (hey-o Office fans).  You can see how to make the sunglasses holder here.  Brian suggested I paint a big Bat Signal, but that seemed a bit too much.  I decided to paint a small one on this wood plaque instead.  He was still happy.

To make his bat signal I started with the inexpensive wood plaque.  I did a pencil outline then carefully painted it in.  Once it was dry I hung it up with 3M Command poster strips.  They're like Velcro, so you can easily re-position things you hang with them.  The majority of the art on the wall is hung with them.  We're still not finished, as you can tell by the blank area above our riverboat poster.  It's evolving, a work in progress, but we're getting there.  ♥ Mallory