Our gallery wall is finally ready. I framed my Granddad’s note sheets and created a very simple, vintage gallery wall. Don’t get me wrong, when I say ‘created’ I mean Hubster used the tools.
I’ve painted old thrift shop picture frames chalkboard black. Don’t you just love chalkboard black? The color is so rich! Here are before & after snaps.
How to create a gallery wall
Decide what art goes where. Create ‘test wall’ on the floor. Leave at least 3 inches between frames.
Measure total width and height of your ‘test’ wall, then measure individual frames and add space needed between them (3 inches minimum!). Make notes.
Now measure your actual wall and stick painters tape in places where your gallery will begin and end. You can tape it all the way from the beginning to the end (pic 1).
Stick painters tape strips in places where you want to hang pictures ( tape goes into the center of the frame). Use your measurements to make sure your frames will fit and there’ll be enough space between them (pic 2 and 3).
If you have many frames in different shapes and sizes, you may want to create your whole wall using painter’s tape first (mark beginning and end of each frame). If you have similar frames – your notes and few tape strips should do (pictures above).
Start with the biggest frame. Hang frames one by one. After hanging each and every frame, take a step back and see how it looks. It’s so much easier to correct any mistakes that way.
If you’re happy with the result, get rid of the tape.
Creating gallery wall using this method takes time, but I think it’s worth it.
Dining corner is not ready yet. Table & chairs makeovers are on the way!
While creating the wall, we used advice from following posts/articles:
The guide to a well hung gallery wall from Emily Henderson
How to Hang a Gallery Wall the Right Way from Momtastic