I’ve always loved the look of a gallery wall. Bunches of random frames all pieced together in a magical way. I’m just on the outside looking in as I wasn’t gifted with the decorator gene. I have no idea what I’m doing when it comes to making a house look good. Poor Logan…
We just moved a few weeks ago, but before we left, I scoured our storage boxes for old frames that I wanted to hang on to. One quick coat of gold paint and I was one step closer to my gallery dream.
I recently hung the frames on our new wall (that makes it sounds like I live in a place with one wall. But don’t you fret, we have two.) in our new place. Never you mind that there aren’t prints or pictures in a few of them. I was just too impatient and wanted to get them up on the wall! I needed to see the look! And I’m not gonna lie, I actually like the look of the empty frames. I might empty out the rest of them if I can convince Logan that the paint on our wall is “art”.
I’m not vain. That was a frame from our wedding ages ago and I just haven’t taken the pic out yet. I will once I decide what I want this frame to display. Don’t want our guests to have to sit and stare at me in my wedding dress!
I wasn’t sure of the best way to start the wall so I just looked up a few different ones online. Best way for me? Lay out all the frames on the floor and take pictures of each setup until you find your fave. After I decided my layout, the rest was a piece of cake by just following my photo. I attached a few of the Velcro wall stickers (these frames are super light when they’re print-less!) and used a level to help assist in straightening each frame.
I’ve been trying to “Bing it” more since returning from Meet Make Do. I’ve found that Bing’s image search is much friendlier regarding sources and the content I’ve searched for. PLUS I’ve been earning points for gift cards and other goods from all my searching with Bing Rewards. Literally. Points for every search. And I search A LOT. I changed the search engine on my phone and computer to Bing to ensure no search is left behind. #nosearchleftbehind. Sooooo Logan and I will be heading out for a night on the town this weekend to redeem all the points I’ve been rackin’ up. Diet Cokes for everyone! If you want to see some more of the awesome that can come from searching it up with Bing, search for the #bingrewards hashtag on Instagram & Twitter! There are LOTS of ways to use Bing for good.
Do you have a gallery wall in your home? Any tips for me? I also need your vote: full frames or empty frames?
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all photos by The Proper Pinwheel