All it takes is one tiny look at your Pinterest feed to know that gallery walls are IN. They are THE thing to do. No more giant paintings above the couch. We want to see monograms, quirky art, and of course... family photos! I knew that I wanted to do a huge black and white photo gallery wall in my dining room the second we moved into our new house. The natural light is glorious in this space, so the black and white photos just shine.
I figured that while I'm hanging this, I may as well film my process. I know there are seriously TONS of ways to do gallery walls - I opted for the easiest, and quickest since #momlife and #toddlerlife rule all these days.
*There's some glare in this photo, but it's literally the best one I could take the day we filmed. I'm going to update with a better one asap!
HOW TO HANG A GALLERY WALL:
(watch video above for a full visual)
Step One: Pick out the photos and frames you want to display. We used Pinhole Press for both printing and framing and it was easy as pie! The frames we used are 8x10 and 10x8. Fourteen horizontal frames, and eight vertical frames for a total of 22 frames for the whole wall!
Step Two: Create a layout on the floor to be sure you have the frames positioned the way you want them. I messed with it a few times to make sure it was just right!
Step Three: Take twenty-two 8x11 size pieces of paper (if you are using 8x10 frames) and hang them on the wall with nails (estimating where the nail should go as far as where you hang the frame!)
*You are going to have to cut the papers to size if your frames are a 5x7, 4x6, or any other size!
Step Four: One by one, take off the papers and replace with the frames. You may need to adjust a frame here and there. I did this a ton until the very end -- actually I'm still adjusting them ha!
G is obsessed with our photo wall - she is always pointing up at it saying "baby" while admiring all the photos. I love looking at them during breakfast, lunch, dinner, and each time I walk by the space - they've made our new house feel so much more like home!
*Pinhole Press provided product for this post; all thoughts and opinions are my own!