DIY // Framed Wall

DIY gallery framed wall

Sometimes I get on tangents that end up a little more involved than I’d hoped. For instance, I was doing a little rearranging around the house yesterday since I’ve been so busy with other things that I still haven’t taken the time to focus on setting up our new apartment. So, I decided on a whim to start on the gallery wall that I wanted to do (inspired from the top photo) by using this seemingly simple technique. Looking at these two photos the whole gallery wall idea seems both charming and totally do-able, and it is. But, what they don’t show you is the sweating, curling paper, flip-flopping, cats jumping in the air, tippy toes on a ladder version of this women, which, is the actual truth of it all.

Hence my original statement of things being a little more involved than I’d hoped. Overall though, this technique totally works. I can only imagine what kind of train wreck I would have looked like trying hammer & then undo my constant indecisiveness.

1 |Lay out the frames on the floor in the arrangement of your choice.

2 | Trace and cut craft paper to the size of each frame or piece of art.

3 | Tape or pin the craft paper to the wall in the arrangement that you chose, and make any adjustments necessary.

4 | Hang the frames directly over the craft paper.

photo 1 / photo 2 design by Sugar & Cloth

DIY // Framed Wall

DIY gallery framed wall

Sometimes I get on tangents that end up a little more involved than I’d hoped. For instance, I was doing a little rearranging around the house yesterday since I’ve been so busy with other things that I still haven’t taken the time to focus on setting up our new apartment. So, I decided on a whim to start on the gallery wall that I wanted to do (inspired from the top photo) by using this seemingly simple technique. Looking at these two photos the whole gallery wall idea seems both charming and totally do-able, and it is. But, what they don’t show you is the sweating, curling paper, flip-flopping, cats jumping in the air, tippy toes on a ladder version of this women, which, is the actual truth of it all.

Hence my original statement of things being a little more involved than I’d hoped. Overall though, this technique totally works. I can only imagine what kind of train wreck I would have looked like trying hammer & then undo my constant indecisiveness.

1 |Lay out the frames on the floor in the arrangement of your choice.

2 | Trace and cut craft paper to the size of each frame or piece of art.

3 | Tape or pin the craft paper to the wall in the arrangement that you chose, and make any adjustments necessary.

4 | Hang the frames directly over the craft paper.

photo 1 / photo 2 design by Sugar & Cloth

Comments

  • jewel7013

    04.09.12

    What a wonderful solution to what i have found to be a difficult task at hanging multiple pictures, especially when trying it by yourself, great idea!!

  • viveka

    04.09.12

    what a brilliant idea … wish I had it when I arranged my pitcures. Superb! This goes on file for … friends, because I’m not moving again.

  • LydiaBRB

    04.09.12

    Reblogged this on LightsOnStrings and commented:
    Since I am moving into a new place in a few weeks, I think I might take advantage of this adorable idea. Will blog about it if I do. :)

  • essentjewels

    04.10.12

    Thank you for sharing the process.

    If I ever attempted to do it, I would have probably tried it without the layout.

  • thebusythistle

    04.10.12

    Was thinking of doing something along these lines in my own home so thank you!

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