Isn’t this birdie a cutie-pie? He’s my little mail-opener helper! Today I will show you my photo placement guide that saves time and avoids hammering 1,200,524 holes in your wall. First, I had to get my paint on!!! …. I chose a serene blue wall paint color knowing that most of the photos would have the aqua blues from water and sky.
Of course, detaaaaiiil are important, like taking the light switch cover off before I start painting (prep first = saves time). Do you like my mirror-like light switch cover?
Then, I got my supplies:
1. kraft paper
2. pencil + tape
3. photos frames
4. drill + screws
5. measuring tape
I did some yoga stretches before starting (seriously!!!!!), then took measurements of the wall, placed the kraft paper on the floor, then arranged the photo frames ON the paper (visualizing the wall). When happy with the placement, I grabbed my pencil and marked the outline of each frame……..
Then I taped the kraft paper onto the wall (see the outline on the paper?) ….
… Grabbed my drill, and drilled the placement hole (through the paper) for mounting each frames (yep, this gal wears her SAFETY glasses!!!):
The fuuun part,
destroy gently remove the kraft paper revealing the holes where I would be adding the screws:
By the way, even large packing boxes/ cardboards work well in place of Kraft paper – like the ones we used for one of my client projects). Here’s our wall below (see my wedding pics?) with a cascading photo frame arrangement ….. (sorry for the photo quality, wall color is sooo off in this picture):
As you see I have different frames sizes, styles, and thicknesses (I even have a shadow box frame), but the arrangement still maintains a serene feel.
Below is one of my FAVORITE decorative (and functional) features of our wall. Since this wall is our foyer (home entrance) I added a clear brochure holder (aka: mail holder!) next to the photo frames to hold our mail when we come in. So the mail doesn’t look overwhelmingly UGLY (for a lack of a better word), we place pretty catalogs + magazines in front.
Here’s another pic of the space, sorry again for the photo quality; though I think it still gives you a sense of the design (I hope!!!!):
(photo credits: Ada’s Interior Design ) Every comment is read, appreciated, and loved. To leave a comment please scroll down!