No Nail Gallery Wall & DIY Clock

It only took me 3+ months, but I finally have some art on the wall at my new place! I had been planning on putting up a gallery wall in the living room since the week we moved in, I just never made it a priority. My biggest issue was to figure out how to make a gallery wall without making holes in my apartment walls. But I figured it out, it’s up and I can finally share it with you!

Apartment Gallery Wall | Minted Bold

Okay, so I didn’t finish putting photos or art in all of the frames, but that can happen as we find cool stuff. I started out buying frames from Michaels because they were on a great sale and I liked the colors. From there I arranged the framed art on the floor until I liked the look.

Apartment Gallery Wall | Minted Bold

I then cut craft paper to match the frames and taped them to the wall with 2 inch spacing between each one. I didn’t want any of the frames to line up exactly, so instead I centered them off the center points of each frame.

Apartment Gallery Wall | Minted Bold

Because I am in an apartment I did not want to put nails in the wall, so I used command strip photo hangers.Β I put two strips on each frame and it worked out perfectly! The frames have been on the wall for a few weeks and haven’t fallen. The strips just stick on to the frame, then to the wall and you leave the wall one for an hour before attaching the frame.

 

I picked up a DIY clock kit from Target to include in my wall since I needed some more shapes. I stained the wood dark to match the dark wood frames.

I added tick marks with a protractor and filled them in with a gold marker and popped on the gold hardware for a modern look.

I really like the finished look of the dark clock with the colorful frames!

I put two strips on each frame and it worked out perfectly! The frames have been on the wall for a few weeks and haven't fallen. The strips just stick on to the frame, then to the wall and you leave the wall sticky for an hour before reattaching the frame.Β 

How do you decorate your apartment without using making holes? Let me know so I can try it out!

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