Reader Write-In: Birds of a Feather

You know that saying, “Birds of a feather flock together”?  Well, it seems that’s true for reader Jessica and myself.  Jessica saw our bird, tree, and feather gallery wall and liked it, so she created her own gallery wall.

Here’s what Jessica said:

I commented on your “Birds of a Feather” gallery wall a few weeks back.  After that, my husband and I decided to create our own gallery wall. I posted about it on my tiny little blog ( I started the blog this past summer when my husband and I transferred to a new city for his job. I have been so inspired by your blog and others that I have recently decided to devote more time to it. Slowly but surely right?! 🙂 

Anyway, I posted about our gallery wall, you can check it out here. I didn’t intentionally plan on this, but our gallery wall looks SO similar to yours.

While we were arranging the frames, we saw a bare spot in the bottom corner. I love what you did with the flowers on your wall so decided to do something similar. I found small plates at Goodwill (5 for like $2!) and I am STILL amazed with how much they mimic the look of your flowers.

For our first attempt at a gallery wall- we really like it!

One benefit of the gallery wall is it helped us disguise the thermostat. Previous to the pictures, it was just a white thermostat on a tan wall and it stuck out like a sore thumb. Now, you hardly even notice it!
Another cool thing about this wall is it becomes a conversation starter when people come over. Such as, “why in the heck do you have a picture of a random Google Map on your wall?!” 🙂 

I never would have thought to do a gallery wall or use Goodwill frames if it hadn’t been for you and all the other blogs I love to read! Thanks for your help and inspiration!

Didn’t Jessica and Brandon do a great job?  I love the asymmetrical layout, the personal art, incorporating the thermostat, and how cheap the project was; only 35 bucks!  For a quick change, they could swap the art, or keep adding to the arrangement.

What do you think of Jessica’s gallery wall?  Do you have a gallery wall in your home?  Want to be featured as part of our new Reader Write-In series?  Send us an e-mail at

7 thoughts on “Reader Write-In: Birds of a Feather

  1. Love it! This is a project I have been dying to try for a while now…this is the perfect inspiration I needed! Its on my calendar for “must do” this weekend.

  2. Great job. I love the fact that the thermostat is part of the wall. What a way to disguise it. We are putting in zone heating so now I have four thermostats to “disguise”.

  3. Looks great!! I didn’t even notice the thermostat – great job playing it down!

    I have a gallery wall also and was planning on posting how I did it soon! I still have one picture that is sideways (I am just using the frame – not the picture) so people always go right to that picture and ask about it!

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