super straight lines and my COLORful gallery wall!


color stencil gallery wall eclecticthis was our weekend project a few weeks ago and we had lots of fun finally getting the stack of frames off my cabinet…

my wall has been naked for a while because i couldn’t decide what i wanted,

and then i saw a colorful decal online somewhere and thought,

“why couldn’t i just paint a cool design on the wall, and build my gallery around it?”

i don’t see why not either.


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i also used a crate i had from an old melissa & doug toy and mounted a photo to add some depth,

and it matches perfectly cause of the golds in the photo.

it makes me giddy every time i look at it!

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this fall leaf canvas i made last fall on a rainy day with leaves from our porch,

and the birdy print is the first one i got. it’s from IKEA and i loved it.

it has lots of the colors in my house, so i thought it’d be a great main piece.

color stencil gallery wall eclectic love print

it’s so bright and friendly on my wall now!

and the photos in there will be easy to swap out when i need to.

the ampersand and the LOVE print i designed real quick and had printed at persnickety.

{they’re the best for prints. and super fast!}

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this is NOT a sponsored post,

but for heavens sake it should be.

we used the new ORANGE frog tape for textured walls

and it’s amazeballs!

how to get straight paint lines on textured walls DIY gallery wall

put on your tape,

seal the edges with a damp cloth

{that direction is buried in there, but be sure to do it!}

apply the thin layer of sealing glue that comes with it,

let it dry completely, then paint.

we found that you want to remove that tape, before it is completely dry,

otherwise, it may start to peel edges.

if you do it right,

{and it’s hard to mess up with this stuff}

the lines come out like this:

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awesome right?!

orange frog tape. get it!


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I am Meg, a photographer and designer and a wish-i-owned-a-house-er. My husband and I are self-declared foodies and LOVE projects. We blog about food and DIY adventures from sunny San Diego with our two cutie kids and have an apparel line at to keep us busy. Email me at to work with me!

7 comments on super straight lines and my COLORful gallery wall!

  1. Aimee @ Like mother like daughter
    May 20, 2014 at 11:27 am (4 years ago)

    Does the tape come with the glue sealant stuff? I’ve never used orange frog tape, but I love this design, and might need to!

    • Meg
      May 20, 2014 at 11:55 am (4 years ago)

      Yes! It comes in a pack with the sealant stuff. I bet you could use the glue on other frog-tape {like the green} and that would help a lot too!

  2. Mallory
    May 20, 2014 at 11:46 am (4 years ago)

    I just used the green frogger tape on the walls in Adelaide’s new play room and I used the exact same adjective you did; AMAZEBALLS! Seriously. Straightest line I’ve ever seen. I didn’t do the wetting or glue (didn’t come with it, so I’m assuming there are different types of frogger tape), but it worked insanely well! Here’s the post if you’re interested.

    Love your gallery wall. Way too much cute!!

    • Meg
      May 20, 2014 at 11:56 am (4 years ago)

      Oh I’m glad! The last few times we used the green kind, we had quite a bit of bleeding, but sometimes it works great too. This orange stuff is specifically for “textured walls” so I think that’s why the glue…etc.

      • Mallory
        May 20, 2014 at 12:00 pm (4 years ago)

        Totally missed that part in the post about the textured walls. Ours are super…er…not textured. You’re right, that’s probably why it worked so well!!

        • Meg
          May 20, 2014 at 12:03 pm (4 years ago)

          I kind of love non-textured walls. yours turned out so cute!