I finally finished my black and white photo gallery on my living room wall. This was no easy task and I seriously dwelled on what photos to put in the big frames. We have been in the new house for over 6 months and it was time to bite the bullet and just pick them. The problem is that I love them all. Each picture I take of my family has a memory, story, or special moment caught in them. It was very hard to narrow them down into 58 frames, haha. But seriously it was for me. I signed up for an account with a professional lab so I had them print up my large prints for me and they arrived today. I couldn’t get them in the frames fast enough. Once I made the decision and ordered the prints those 5 frames that were left were hanging up there naked needed to be filled as soon as possible. I must say it feels good to finally have that project complete. One of many for sure….
I have been collecting black frames for quite some time. When I saw a clearance sale, dinged up ones even can be fixed with a sharpie gasp, I snatched them up. I also scooped up a lot of them at IKEA at a great sale they had on the matted frames. The two largest frames were a fantastic deal, but didn’t come with the mats. I just ordered the size mats I wanted on Amazon.
Once I had all the frames I wanted to use I laid them all on the floor and set to work mapping them out. Once I did I snapped pictures with my Iphone for future reference. Then I measured the exact measurements around the outside of all the frames on the floor as a group. I then used painters tape and put the tape on the outside edges of the rectangle onto the wall. Once I had the tape up I used my Iphone and set to work hanging the pictures up based on my floor photos I snapped. When all of the frames were up I just had to peel off the painters tape and it was done! Well all except the 5 empty frames that have been hanging up there on the wall for 6 months…
Here is the finished product! Now can anyone tell me how to keep all of these frames straight? I even have rubber stoppers on the corners and they still move every time one of my girls shuts their bedroom doors on the other side of the wall.