We had some great weather here in Oklahoma so we tried to spend as much time outside as possible. And we went to see the Hunger Games!! I didn't make it to the wood shop like I had hoped (they were closed for Spring Break!) but I did finally get our family gallery wall together.
I feel like I've been talking about it and working on it forever. I needed to fill this blank wall in our living room.
So slowly but surely I collected frames from our local thrift stores and then painted them all white.
I also decided to add some other personal touches. Like this Letter F to represent our last name; Falcon.
And a Fleur De Lis I found at Hobby Lobby to show our Louisiana heritage.
I also added some of Con-Man's artwork that I can change out every once in a while. He gets a kick of seeing things he made hung on the wall.
Once I gathered everything together I set about laying out my frames. There are some great tutorials out there on how to lay out and hang your frames, but I just winged it in the end. (I'm lazy what can I say?) I measured my wall width and height. Then figured that I would leave about a foot of space on either end and center the middle photos at eye level.
Then laid of my frames on the floor beneath my barren wall.
Then I began to hang them starting from the center most frames and worked my way out.
I will have to say this is not a fool proof method- I had to rehang a few pictures higher or lower. So I ended up with a few extra nail heads but it didn't take long- my kind of project! I think it turned out pretty good. I love having our family photos displayed.
If your itching to try a gallery wall of your own but don't want to wing it like I did here are some great tutorials on how to go about it: