Monday, October 15, 2012

A Gallery Wall

Hello There,

We enjoyed a beautiful Fall weekend here in Ohio.  It was warm and sunny and picturesque.  I attempted to get a photo for our holiday card.  While the weather was perfect, cooperation by my 10 year old was not.

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How hard is it to smile and not touch your sister? Really?

Since I have pictures on the brain, I want to share our gallery wall.

I have read multiple (hundreds) of tips on setting up a wall.

Wall Groupings. Love that it tells you the fame size and how many.

How to Hang a Wall Collage

Both from Pinterest.  http://pinterest.com/vintagerestyled/for-the-home/

I have never been one to read directions.  I like to jump right in and fix later.  In one of the tutorials I read, it was suggested that the pictures stay 2” apart.  That was my only guide when setting up my wall.

Of course, I failed to grab a ruler.  Just a level (which has a ruler, that I didn’t use – duh!).

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Blank wall.  This is our entry wall.

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We gathered the pictures that were in black frames.  Not all matching, just similar frames.

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We started with the largest piece – the mirror and placed it in the center of the entry way.  We did not center it on the wall!

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We added photos.  Our method was this:

Hubby: Do you like it here?

Me: Yep

Not too scientific at the Gabor house!

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We will be adding as we evolve. 

When we moved, we lost a ton of wall space.  I have a feeling we will have many gallery walls in the house.  My only tips are these:

1. Group similar frames

2. I like the pictures 2” apart – use a similar method of choice

3. Start with a focal piece

You can find complete tutorials and other inspiration on my Pinterest boards.

Hope you’re off to the start of a great week!

XO-

1 comment:

Eclectic Chic said...

You are like me Shannon! I do not like to read instructions first either!

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