Hope you had a great weekend! Today, I wanted to show you how I hung the gallery wall in my living room.
To make my gallery wall affordable, I took pictures of my kids and our dog, Bocce, and had them developed in black and white at Costco. I don't remember now exactly how much they cost, but it was about a dollar something per picture.
I got each of the frames at Michael's with a 40% off coupon so they were about $11.00 apiece. They're 16 x 20 inch frames and they hold an 8 x 10 picture. I wanted large frames because the ceilings on this wall in my living room are probably around 20 feet tall, and I needed to fill in the space. I love frames with large mats, but I didn't want to have to spend a fortune on them so I was happy when I found these at Michael's.
1. Make templates of your frames from newspapers.
2. Put the newspaper onto the frame and make a small hole where you will hang the frame.
3. I hung the newspaper templates on the bottom row first and just eyeballed them to make sure they were level, and that they had approximately the same distance in between the frames.
4. After I hung up the bottom row of newspaper templates, I hammered the nails into the holes of the newspapers that I had made earlier.
5. Then, I hung up the pictures on the bottom row before I removed the templates, just in case they weren't level and I need to readjust any of them.
6. After I got my bottom row up, I put the newspaper templates on the top row, and hung the pictures the same way. The top row was a little trickier and I did get down several times to look at it and make sure it was lining up. I hung up the middle top picture first to make sure it lines up and then I put the other two side pictures up.
7. After I had the pictures up and positioned evenly, I went back and took them off so that I could remove the templates behind them.
I'm glad you stopped by. Hope you have a happy Monday.