Thursday, February 16, 2012

Gallery Wall

When we moved into our new house I knew I wanted to do a gallery wall.... Somewhere.  It took me awhile to figure out where the best place for that was going to be but I finally made a decision (the hardest part), gathered all my family pictures and put my plan into action.

I just decided on a layout on the floor and then picked a picture to begin with and hung everything up.  I started on the bottom right and went from there.  I've heard some great tips for gallery walls like making paper templates for each picture and taping them on the wall to figure out the placement, but I was too lazy.  I just did it the old fashion way with a tape measure, a washable marker, and a hammer.

I'm quite proud of the result.


Most of my frames were black and I was planning on painting the couple that weren't... but once I got it laid out I kinda liked the added color.  I may still paint them but I decided to leave it for now and see how I feel about it.  What do you guys think?


I do love the addition of the candle sconces and "family" to break up the gallery and it fills up this otherwise awkward wall.


 I still have a few more things to do to make the dining room "complete."  I need to lower the light and move it a little to the left and then paint the handrail. 

But I'm taking it one step at a time and for now just enjoying looking at all those cute little faces!

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4 comments:

Jodi said...

I love your wall! I want to do a gallery wall, I have some pieces, but just haven't gotten to putting it all together yet. Your's is great inspiration!

Jodi

Angie said...

I LOVE how it turned out!! Now I need to find one of those "family" wall hangings!! =)

Coley said...

Popped over from TT&J. LOVE this! A gallery wall is on my to do list for the year. Pinning this for inspiration. TY for sharing it!

Rosangela said...

I love photos, such a great idea, congratulations

Very cute your blog, so I'm already following you even having to use the google translator (laughs) when you can come make me a visit.

kisses
Rosangela- Brazil

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