Monday, April 22, 2013

Gallery Wall

We finally got around to hanging a few picture frames, and decided to do a gallery wall.  Gallery walls are all the rage right now, (see here, here, and here), and we're not ashamed to jump on the bandwagon.  The wall we chose is only a few feet across and connects the kitchen to the family room as well as the small hallway to the front of the house.  

 We went the newspaper rough draft route to avoid extra holes (or drama).  

We folded or cut out newspaper to the size of all the frames we wanted to use and then played around with different formations on the wall, keeping in mind which frames were white, gold, silver, etc.

Got your tickets?.... to the gun show?.... the Tanner gun show?!

We labeled all of the papers so we could remember which frames they belonged to.  Eternal Bliss, Tres Felicidades (that's definitely correct grammar...), you get the idea.

Then we measured where the nails would sit on the frames, hammered those puppies right through the newspaper, ripped off the paper, and hung the frames.  Bam and done.  We've yet to find the right pictures for a few frames, but we like the organization despite the emptiness.  My favorite is the top right frame displaying three of our homemade cards.  (A bike from Mother's Day, a Nacho Libre from V-day, and a Teen Girl Squad "Cancered!" from my birthday.

We still have a lot of empty walls in our home, but it's nice to have at least one more wall decorated.  I love how the frames camouflage the light switch, doorbell, and air conditioner.

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