Monday, July 6, 2015

Gallery Wall

We've moved...and created our first gallery wall! Ever since I spied this awesome gallery wall on ABM years ago, I have been collecting fun prints and frames just waiting for the perfect space!  Here's everything you need to know about creating your own gallery wall.

I was a bit overwhelmed when we first started to lay out our photos and prints, but as I began to style this small corner of our new apartment I found it to be so much fun! It quickly became my favorite corner, housing the liquor and motivation quotes!

Our first step was to lay out all of our prints on the floor and tinker with their placement until we found an arrangement that we felt was perfect. One of the most important aspects of a gallery wall is to make sure every piece is spaced equally across the whole wall. You can measure it precisely, but we found it was much easier to find a small object to use a spacer and stick with it. For this, we used our Apple TV remote!

After settling on a layout, we flipped every item over and cut paper precisely to fit the size of each piece. Once the paper was cut, we poked a whole where the nail was supposed to be placed, and then replaced the picture with the newly cut piece of paper.

After each piece was complete, began with the biggest central piece as an "anchor" and taped each piece of paper to the wall precisely where we wanted it. After the whole wall was assembled, we drived the nails into the proper places, tore down the pieces of paper, and replaced them with the real frames!

You may notice that we changed our mind on one of the pieces once we got it on the wall. It's important to remember that you do not need to stick to your original plan if you don't want to. Anything goes!

This project's theme song is Michael Kiwanuka's Home Again.


-The Vintage Chanteuse


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