I began a little makeover in my daughter’s room early this summer. That makeover slowly blossomed into a complete bedroom redo that included a fun gallery wall project where I had the opportunity to work with some new Heidi Swapp products for Michaels. I had so much fun painting a lot of furniture we already owned, finding some discounted items, repurposing accessories, and adding a few new pieces in as well. I couldn’t be more excited to share all the details with you!
I started with the wall color Quaint Peche by Sherwin Williams. Two coats of the soft peachy color covered the golden taupe that was in this room before, just beautifully. Next thing I did was paint all of her old furniture. I primed it then used the color Stone Lion by Sherwin Williams to cover the dark espresso colored wood. I will link all of the bedding I used at the bottom of this post. I added a vintage chandelier my sister-in-law gave me, and a mosquito net to the ceiling over the bed.
This old desk belonged to my mom and was used in a decor shop she used to own when I was a little girl. I have many fond memories as a child sitting at this desk and watching her help customers. It was really neat watching this piece transform with just a few coat of paint and a touch of detail with the white butterfly drawer pull. I took the glass out of an old black lantern and painted it white, using latex paint and a BB Frosch kit that turned the paint into chalk paint. I highly recommend using BB Frosch to transform any color into a chalk finish paint, especially if you want to customize your chalk paint colors. A few peachy flowers and some greenery in a small white pot made for a simple, feminine arrangement that my daughter loves. The last project I finished in my daughter’s room was this gallery wall created with Heidi Swapp’s new DIY Gallery Wall Collection for Michaels. I bought this dresser locally from another blogger/friend (Summer, She Leaves a Little Sparkle) who had already stripped and sanded it for me. I originally planned to paint the dresser to match the other furniture in the room. But when my husband and I moved it into our daughter’s room, it seemed to fit perfectly just as it was! I love the character it adds to the space. It was fun to have a blank wall above the dresser to style. I figured a gallery wall would be the perfect way to add some of my daughters personality into the space. The really awesome thing about all of the Heidi Swapp Gallery Wall pieces, is that they are meant to be transformed and changed to fit your own personal style. I had so much fun transforming her pieces into a style my 5-year-old absolutely LOVES! The first thing I did to transform these frames from the collection, was use my white BB Frosch chalk paint powder mixed with some latex creamy white paint to give these smooth shiny frames a bit of texture. You can find the frames HERE Next, I chose this white weathered wood paper out of a beautiful book of assorted papers from the collection. I used this paper as a background to all of my framed pieces then added a calligraphy print to each frame from Danica, at BP Invites. All paper was glued together using a bottle of Elmers glue and a q-tip to thin out any glue marks before adhering them together. You can find the paper HERE. When everything was dry I used these silver stickers to finish everything off. Could not be easier! You can find the stickers HERE.
Heidi Swapp’s Gallery Wall collection has some really fun marquee letters like this “L” and the letters come with a lightbulb kit with interchangeable colored lightbulbs! How cool is that?! You can find a Marquee Love Letter Kit HERE The first thing I did to the letter, was use the white paint that came in the Marquee Whitewash Distress kit to cover the entire surface. After that dried, I used the brown color and mini brush with a SMALL amount of paint to add texture to the letter. This was done with a very light hand after wiping most of the paint off of the brush and onto a paper plate before application. You can find the Whitewash Distress Kit HERE. Once that dried, I went in and wiped the letter using the tiny sliver stamp pad that was included in the kit. This gave the letter a very subtle sheen that added some depth to the overall technique. Once all of the paint was dry, I put the lightbulbs in the letter and added batteries to the back. My daughter LOVES this feature on her wall and it was so simple to create! I used the same kit and technique to add a distressed look to this beautiful arrow. I also finished the arrow off with the silver nail-head stickers that I used on the frames. You can find the arrow HERE. I had a few small wood frames on hand and decided to take the chipboard pallet wood that can be found in the Heidi Swapp Gallery Wall collection, and paint it white and cut it down to fit my frames. A few little peachy pink flowers that I picked up at Michaels added the perfect detail in the center of the frame. I used a glue gun to adhere this to the pallet wood. You can find the pallet wood HERE.
These large alphabet stamps came in a few different sizes and are so versatile! I had a lot of fun dipping them into the peachy paint color I used on my daughters walls to spell out her name. You can find the letters HERE. It added a soft, personal touch to her wall. When she saw it for the first time she got so excited and said, “Its my name!” I can’t wait to reuse these stamps for future projects. They rinsed off and dried just beautifully. You can find the metal wall plaque HERE. Next little feature for the wall was adding hearts to these adorable white muslin tags. There is so much that can be done with these, but I decided to use the heart stamp that came in my letter kit and dipped it in the peachy pink I used on the walls. You can find the tags HERE.
The look is subtle, and feminine which was perfect for my daughter’s room! Lastly, I glued the tags onto the weathered wood paper using Elmers glue and clipped the finished product to a Heidi Swap clipboard. The clipboard originally had a gold clip, but I painted over it since I decided not to use gold in the room. The little silver nail-head stickers, finished the look off, and tied it into all of the other pieces of the gallery wall. You can find the clipboard HERE. Another great item in the Heidi Swapp Gallery Wall Collection, are these muslin fabric tassels. They come in white and can be changed in many different ways using some fun spray paint products that Heidi offers. However, to get the perfect shade of pink for the space, I choose to mix a bit of the peachy pink wall color with water in a bowl and dip the tassels several times. You can find the tassels HERE. I dipped about 2/3 of the tassels into the paint water, then lifted and let dry. Then I dipped 1/3 of the tassels in to create a darker effect on the tips. After everything was completely dry, I hung the tassels on the edges of a mirror that I placed in the center of the gallery wall arrangement. The end result added a whimsical detail that pulls the whole look together. I still have a couple of things Id like to add to this room in the future, but for now, I am super happy with how it all turned out. What do you think? As always, thank you for taking the time to read along. My hope is to inspire, lend a helpful hand in your home decor decisions, and bring glory to God in all that I do. -Tiffany I love it when you pin images from my blog! You can do so, by clicking on any of the images in this post and pinning them to Pinterest or clicking on the icons below to share on your favorite social media platform. *Affiliate links may be used and some posts are sponsored. However, the opinions expressed herein are genuine.