I’m sure you’re thinking it’s about time. I have delayed hanging anything on my walls in my living room / office for quite some time. Well, after inspiration struck last week, I’m breaking out the hammer and nails.
As I alluded on Tuesday, this huge blank wall above my sectional has finally been filled. And although it’s not quite complete, it’s well on the way.
Check it out.
Pretty fabulous, right? It immediately added loads of drama.
As you can tell, there is no art in the frames. I’m working on that. The goal is to fill these frames with my own photography. The theme is wanderlust. Beautiful places / spaces that I’ve visited or want to visit. I assume the pictures will continue to change until I find the perfect balance. I have a few of my own pictures that are being printed, and I ordered a few online. I think I have about nine. Once everything arrives, I’ll give you an update.
I got these frames from Target. I really love the wood element in the space. It goes very well with my floors, coffee table, and work island.
The only thing that I didn’t realize about these frames when I ordered them online is that the mats are off-white. Since this space is all about bright white, I have already ordered some replacement mats (from Matboard and More). While the off-white isn’t a total disaster, I think the new mats will work much better in the space.
Hanging the frames wasn’t too complicated, either. It just took some math, time, and patience. This was my diagram for figuring out the measurements.
To briefly explain: I first took a measurement of the width and height of the wall. This allowed me to find the center point. After that, I measured the frames. Then I determined how much space I wanted around each frame. I knew I wanted a little more space around the outside of the entire set. Once I had all of my numbers in place, I started with the center top frame and worked out from there.
Once you have a few frames in place, it gets much easier. Pay close attention to where you hang your first frame. Measure and remeasure around all the sides to ensure that it’s perfectly centered before moving on.
Thankfully, I was able to get everything hung fairly evenly and level. If you’re tackling a project like this by yourself, just take your time, measure twice, and use a level. I also found it helpful to have frames with the hanging hardware already attached. This made things consistent when it came to hanging them.
I’m excited about getting the photographs in the frames, but I’m loving how the gallery turned out. It looks great from every angle – even looking in the mirror. (Please pardon my bare mantel. It needs some attention.)
Well, that’s one wall (almost) down. Several more to go. What do you think of gallery walls? Have you created any in your home?