It’s been a busy week here again at Chez Acheson. Last weekend we finished our Reclaimed Wood Headboard and finally managed to pull much of our master bedroom together. There is still work to be done…baseboards, ceiling, chandelier, etc. But at least I am not embarrassed to have the door open when company comes anymore! Also, now that the rain has let up, Dean is outside dismantling the existing deck railings as I type. And our new patio furniture (awesome sales going on right now people!) is in soggy boxes in the backyard waiting for the deck.
And – to the point of this post - I managed to finish the Gallery Wall today!! If you recall this is what the wall used to look like.
And this is what it looks like now!
Wanna know how to make your own Gallery Wall?
Creating the wall took some time, but was fairly simple.
First we collected frames and artwork: some family photos, art prints, silhouettes and other mementos.
I traced each frame onto a roll of brown Kraft paper, labelling each one with the art, the frame colour (so I wouldn’t have all black on one side or anything) and the orientation (portrait or landscape).
Then, using painters tape, I arranged each paper frame template on the wall starting with all the large frames first, filling in the spaces with smaller frames. A couple got moved around or adjusted. This is why we used the paper cutouts…so much easier to move, with fewer holes in the wall!
For each frame, measure the location of the hanger on the back. Then measure it onto the coordinating paper frame.
Hammer your nail/hanger right through the paper frame template in the marked location.
Remove paper. Hang frame.
Repeat for all frames.
And one more photo for good measure…