Hanging a Gallery Wall: The Video
If you follow The Nesting Game on Facebook (what a great idea!) you may have seen the gallery wall I installed last week. It was part of a master plan I did for our friend David, who recently moved from Tampa to Atlanta and found himself a loft in the West Midtown neighborhood. (Home to many of the city’s best new restaurants, Lewis & Sheron fabrics AND Whipstitch, where I’m taking sewing classes. I’m guessing David enjoys 1 of those features more than the other two.)
Part of my plan for his new space was a gallery wall. When I saw all the art pieces he already owned, I knew he had a great collection to work with. And, coincidentally, many of them went together color-wise. I guess people do gravitate towards colors they like. I almost bought soap and lotion I didn’t need and didn’t particularly like the scent of just because the label was pretty and matched my wedding colors/kitchen+family room colors.
Anyway, here were some inspiration shots that helped set the stage. I love how the art in this one goes from the edge of the desk to the crown molding.
That lamp is bananas. It belongs to Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham.
This is a nursery! Can you believe it? I love how cozy it is.
I adore this collection of oil paintings, all featuring the sea, hanging in a Cape Cod beach house.
So, with a freshly painted wall (Valspar’s Everglade Deck) and a boatload of frames ready to go, we used the butcher paper hanging trick I love oh so much and got to work. Watch the video and see it happen in stop motion! It’s on HGTV-time, before to after in 30 seconds!
You can find the full how-to in this link, but basically you lay out sheets of paper on the floor, arrange the art on the floor the way you want it on the wall, trace around the frames with a Sharpie, mark on the paper where the nail should go for each frame, tape the paper to the wall in the right place, nail into the paper, rip the paper down and hang the art on the nails. 8 easy steps with very little measuring.
Can’t wait to share the rest of David’s loft with you when it’s done. It’s looking fantastic!