Monday, February 10, 2014

DIY: Gallery Wall


I have been dreaming about this gallery wall for a few months.
Prior to our cross country move,
I had acquired a few really amazing pieces of art work
from some really talented friends.

It became very apparent to me that some of the 
artwork that I treasure the most all fit in the same 
color scheme, so I decided that they should all go together.

I am so happy to share with you how simple this wall was to put together.

Here's what you'll need:
artwork
hanging supplies (hammer, nails, ect)
newspaper
scissors
tape
sharpie

Step 1:


Pull together all the art work that you want to feature in your gallery wall.
Now is the time to play with the arrangement.
I must have placed all of my art work in about 10 different ways before I 
landed on one that I loved.

Honestly, this was the hardest part.
I looked at a lot of Pinterest post and decor magazines to 
finally decided that there didn't have to be a "RULE" on how to hang 
all of my treasures.

I knew that the large painting by
Brandon McLean
should be the heart of the wall.
I then realized I had a pretty nice balance of 
art to hang around it.

The moral is, don't let this part scare you.

Step 2:

Trace each from with your sharpie on news print.
Cut each one out.

Step 3:


Label each piece of news paper.
Line the paper up with the back of the frame and mark exactly 
where the nails and hangers line up.

Step 4:


Now it's time to tape all of the
news print to the wall.

This is also a great time to re-evaluate your arrangement.
It's much easier to change where you want your art to hang now, 
before you put holes in the wall.

I hung the large painting first 
(without making a template)
to mark the center of the wall as well as 
the correct height.

Step 5:



Go ahead and put your nail or screw
in the exact spot that your marked 
on the paper.

Once all your nails are in the wall remove the paper 
and hang your art! 

Viola! 

This really is an easy DIY that I was able to 
complete on my own in just under a few hours.
Enjoy!

P.S. Did you notice the amazing hot pink desk 
the hubs got me for my birthday?!?!
Found the mid century beauty on Craigslist.
It was already pink, but that was perfect with my color scheme!
I am so in love!




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