Normally I'm one of those people who puts 10 holes in the wall just to hang two pictures, so I knew I would have to do something different to successfully hang an art wall. What I came up with was SO successful I just had to share!
- Craft paper or wrapping paper (I used the cheap white wrapping paper roll from Target)
- Tape (nothing that will peel off paint, I used the kind you wrap presents with)
- Hammer and nails
1.) It all started with a plan:
I drew out the sizes I bought and the arrangement I wanted - I highly recommend starting with a blueprint like this.
2.) Place each frames individually on the wrapping or craft paper, trace around the frame with the pencil and then cut out.
3.) Place the paper on top of the back of the frame, locate the hook with your finger, and draw a dot where the nail would hang on the hook.
4.) Tape the pieces of paper up on the wall according to your plan. It's easiest to work from the inside - out.
5.) Once you have the locations all mapped out and leveled, nail in the nails into the paper where the marked holes were.
6.) Pull the paper off the wall and replace with frames - and you are DONE!
I absolutely LOVE how it turned out - and the best part was I only put 12 holes in the wall - exactly the amount needed to hang all the frames. It also was a fast process - I had the frames from the box to the wall in an hour!
Keep checking in to see all the artwork I put in the frames - I'm still working on collecting the perfect prints :)
(I'm also working on persuading Matt to let me replace the ugly leather office chair with a sleek modern one... unfortunately he's terribly attached to the big black one.)
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