We have been in our house 17 months and I haven’t hung anything on the walls (except this mirror in the front hall, and this board that is actually no longer on the wall since I’ve been rearranging the room). I know, it’s pathetic. Our house looks so abandoned.
But all that changed the other weekend. I was shopping at Michael’s. Not for anything specific, really just because I was bored and was trying to find something to do. I stumbled across these Gallery Art pads. I’d spotted them before and really liked the idea of them.
They were 50% off, so what was holding me back? I also found a bunch of frames on clearance, so it was meant to be.
I’ve always envied the pretty gallery walls you see all over Pinterest, and was sure I’d never be able to create one that looks half as good. But you never know unless you try.
They have a few different pads. I went with this one because I liked the LOVE letters. I think I may go back and get another pack to vary things up, cause there’s only so much ‘love’ on my wall I can handle.
It actually had multiple pages inside with layout suggestions. For the $7 I ended up paying for it, I’m pretty happy.
I basically just started picking the ones that I liked the most with the size frames I had and the photos that I already had in frames (from when I last put pictures on the wall…. the apartment before our last apartment. I’m so bad). And I just started laying them out on the floor.
There were several variations after this. I just kept moving things around until I was happy.
Then I took paper and traced each frame and cut them out.
Side note, this room is a total disaster zone at the moment. The coffee table was pilfered for the basement, there’s an extra couch shoved randomly behind the recliners that was in the basement, and it’s just in general not show-able. So all my photos are me trying to avoid showing this room.
Once I had them all done, I started sticking them up on the wall.
To hang the actual frames, I took down the piece of paper, lined it up on the back of the frame, and poked a hole in the paper where the hook needed to go. Then I just put the paper back up on the wall and scribbled a circle through the hole so I knew where to nail.
And continued to do one frame at a time…
And now it looks like people actually live in our house! Ok, I exaggerate, it’s easy to tell someone lives here if you just step into the giant mess that is my computer/craft room.
Anyways, I’m quite happy with the finished product. It’ll be more fun when I get more of a variety of frames, and it’s easy to add/change out photos. I’m also contemplating painting the F.
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