I just bought my very first house (YAY!) I feel like such a productive adult. Naturally, as a photographer the first thing I wanted to do was find a wall to display my family photos. I went through the house and finally decided on a space that was not a distraction from my TV watching but would still show off my pride and joy!
Usually hanging up pictures can be a huge pain in the-you-know-what and you end up with lopsided frames that look NOTHING like the well laid out diagrams you were trying to mimic. Not to worry, I sought out some advice on Pinterest and #POW. I came up with the perfect gallery display.
Here is how:
1. I picked out the frames and pictures that I wanted to use.
I choose to use picture frames that I already had. I purchased these frames from Wal-Mart after we took our very first family photo when Jaylen was just 3 months old (he is almost 6 now). One swipe with Windex and they looked brand new again.
2. I swapped out some of the old pictures with some updated photos.
Don’t be afraid to mix it up a little bit. I wanted the gallery to reflect what my family looks like today, but I also left a few old favorites in the mix. For example that very first family photo is still included.
3. Choose your layout.
After I decided which frames I wanted I laid them out on the floor and continued to move them around until they looked how I wanted them too. I added our initials and favorite saying to jazz it up! For lay out ideas search Gallery Display Ideas on Pinterest.
4. Trace, cut, and tape to the wall. Adjust as needed.
Once I figured out my layout I took my frames and traced them on to a piece of paper and cut them out. I also marked where the hanging hook was. Doing this allows you to have a paper replica of your frame. I took the papers and taped them on the wall like I wanted them. This allowed me to see my vision before I started putting a bunch of holes in my new wall.
6. Rip it and hang.
When I had my nail in place, I ripped the paper off the wall and hung my pictures!
#POW and here is the final look at the Wells-Henderson Family’s easy DIY wall gallery. Let me know what you think in the comments below, I would love to see your creative wall gallery!
Our gallery includes:1 -11x14, 2 -8x10s, 1 8x10 canvas, 2 - 5x7s, and 2 - 4x6s. The letters were purchased from Hobby Lobby, the 3 circle mirrors were found at Target. and the love you more is a 5x15 custom print that I created. If you want to order custom art contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org