YUCK. I've had this grand idea to make a "gallery" of some of our million frames on this wall for a while. The Hubby loathes hanging frames. Especially hanging frames for me, because I have inherited the
So while the Hubby was completely absorbed in his books and I was feeling adventurous, I decided to tackle the gallery project on my own.
Plan of Attack:
- Trace the outline of each frame on paper and cut it out.
- Measure exactly where the hanger doo-dad sits on the back.
- Measure where that exact spot where the nail would need be on the paper cut out, and mark that spot.
- Tape the cut outs onto the wall, checking for levelness and making sure everything is evenly spaced.
- Once perfect, nail the paper onto the walls using the guides previously measured.
- Remove paper from nails, hang frames on names and presto! Perfect, foolproof gallery hanging.
I gathered some frames. My personal standpoint is that you can do either one of two things. (A) You can have all black and white photos in a variety of different colored frames or (B) You can have all the same color frames with both black and white and color photos. This isn't a rule for the world. But it's a rule for me.
|Pile of frames? Check. Dusty and grimy from sitting in our garage for 10 months? Check.|
|This was an "on the floor" type project.|
Then I grabbed a stack of newspaper. I positioned each frame in one of the corners and traced around it, being careful to stay consistent with how my marker was angled.
For the first couple of frames, I was measuring and dividing to find the exact place for the center of the frame. Then I realized - Dope! It's paper! Just fold it in half! So that's what I started doing, just making a hard crease.
(I'll try to explain this part as best as I can!). With the frame glass side down and the paper still folded, I carefully lined up the edges of my cut-out with the edge of the frame - the folded side should now be in the center of the frame. Very carefully, I marked exactly where the nail would be placed in the hanger part of the frame.
|See the itty-bitty red mark (thanks orange arrow)? That's where my nail hole will be.|
Repeat for each frame...
Once all of the frames have a paper cut-out with nail hole placement marked, it's time to tape them to the wall! Make sure that they are level with even spacing. The more distance you put between each frame, the less likely you are to notice if they are a bit off center.
|Doesn't the sprinkler make a nice decoration?|
Then, remove all of your paper cut outs, say a quick prayer, and hang up your frames!
|Ohhh...you almost got to see a photo of my dreamy Hubby. Careful cropping wins again!|
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