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Creating a Stairway Gallery Wall
While we are waiting for the paint to dry on our Kitchen Cabinet Remodel, we recreated the stairway with a gorgeous Gallery Wall by reusing and combining pieces from our previous homes. It only took about an hour, was thrifty, and created an instant home-y feel.

  Let me take you back to the before when we first moved in.
Creating a Stairway Gallery Wall
We removed the carpet and had the stairs sanded and clear coated when we had our hardwood floors installed.
Creating a Stairway Gallery Wall
We painted the walls with Sherwin Williams Crushed Ice.
Sherwin Williams Crushed Ice SW 7647
Creating a Stairway Gallery Wall
It was such a blank space and was the first thing you see when you come in our front door. 
Not a very welcoming entry.
I love to decorate with keys and stars. I’ve used keys in pictures before and wanted to continue that theme up my stairway. I recently rematted some Sheet Music Prints for my Dining Room so I used that as my inspiration.
Creating a Stairway Gallery Wall
And here’s the reveal!  
What do you think?
Creating a Stairway Gallery Wall
The giant key over the clock came from my grandmother’s estate. They came in a set of 3 and had a gold finish. I spray painted it Oil Rubbed Bronze to match the color scheme.

Creating a Stairway Gallery Wall
look at those cute bottoms! 
and that little hand!
*sigh*
Keeping costs down meant reusing items from our previous homes. I mixed my Baby Collage black and white pictures from our rental. {another view from our old loft}
I also included photos Trent took from his travels along the way that were used in our 1/2 bath ribbon collage.

Creating a Stairway Gallery Wall
These keys were hanging on the bookcase from my other grandma’s house for as long as I can remember and were passed on to me. I think it’s so neat that I have both of my grandmothers represented on my wall.
Creating a Stairway Gallery Wall

In keeping with the key theme, I hung these locks that we found junkin’.
Creating a Stairway Gallery Wall
I added a frame around them that I found from Goodwill years back.

Creating a Stairway Gallery Wall
I mirrored the idea below with another key.
Creating a Stairway Gallery Wall
This Homemade hanging picture plaque I made from a piece of wood and knobs.  The frames are from the dollar store with ribbon hot glued to hold them in place.
Creating a Stairway Gallery Wall

Creating a Stairway Gallery Wall
Creating a Stairway Gallery Wall
One eyesore I’ve hated is the doorbell box.

Creating a Stairway Gallery Wall
I used a wooden ornamental ledge and hung it just beneath the box and added a frame to hide it a bit. The piece is a garage sale frame with an embroidered tea towel. 
I never used the tea towel for fear of ruining it, so now it’s a display piece!

Creating a Stairway Gallery Wall

So that’s it!  By reusing items, I was able to create a more welcoming entry way for free!
Can’t beat that!
Creating a Stairway Gallery Wall
Try your own Gallery Wall using photos of varying sizes and styles.  Include heirlooms and knick knacks to add your personal touch and provide you or your guests something cool to look at!
Creating a Stairway Gallery Wall
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