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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Gallery Wall How-To

It's been well over a year since we've gotten married and I've been wanting to a gallery wall of some of our wedding photos for quite some time.

I've been collecting frames from various thrift stores for a while and I finally got around to painting them white, green, and blue to go with our room. I posted about the rest of our room here and here.

I love monograms and wanted to incorporate our initials in the gallery wall. I found two skinny frames, put scrapbook paper behind the glass and glued painted letters on top. 


 The easiest way to do a gallery wall without putting a milllion holes in your wall is to plan it out with paper. I cut a piece of shipping paper in the exact size of each frame and taped them to the wall. This way you can play with the layout until you get it just how you like it.


Before I taped up each piece I marked where the hook was so they would hang just right.


Once I liked the layout I hammered a nail through each piece of paper where I had marked the hook.


Then I tore each piece of paper off and replaced it with the actual frame.


I'm so glad to finally have these frames up on the wall, now I just need to get a big print to put in the middle!


Next up: a padded headboard, then our room with be complete!

I'm linking up to CraftOManiac Monday!

2 comments:

  1. Great wall. I've been wanting to do one since we got married 5 years ago. lol. Maybe someday. If you get a chance I would love you to link your wall up to More the Merrier Monday. http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

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  2. I love this idea and plan on doing something like this when I move. Grate tip about the paper.

    xx

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