Thursday, August 4, 2011

Photo Gallery

This spring the entry hall into my house was on the list for rooms to be painted. After it got a fresh new color it was time to put the pictures back on the wall. I made a few changes from what had been there before we painted. I added a few new pictures and I pulled out some old photos and got them framed. I also framed a quote I like and hung a few skeleton keys for a little added interest.

To get everything back on the wall and make sure it looked balanced without making too many holes, I mapped things out first.

I traced each of my frames onto pieces of paper and then started taping them to the wall. This way I could move them around until I liked the way it looked. It was like shuffling pieces of a puzzle to get the right fit. After the paper pieces were lined up just right we started replacing them one by one with the framed photos.

I’m real happy with the way they turned out and I love looking at all the memories.


the cape on the corner said...

looks great! i'm trying to do something like this, and even tho i mapped it out with paper like you, it didn't turn out the way i had it set up on the floor. ugh!

Teaching Heart Mom said...

I have seen others map it out with paper and at Michael's you can even by photo frame sets that come with the paper. I love how yours turned out. It looks much better than making 100's of holes in the wrong place.

Intense Guy said...

Now that's a beautiful job!

I would have never thought to map it out... or even lay the framed things on the floor and arrange them to see what it looked like first. You have a really good eye for arrangement. :)

I really like how the color of the wall contrasts with the photo frames.

Alexis AKA MOM said...

I love the layout and the way you did it is a very cool way!

I so need to do something like this in my hallway. I have tons of frames just need to get my butt in gear ... lol

Heather said...

Looks great!

blueviolet said...

That's such a good idea to tape them to the wall and get a visual peekaboo!