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I enjoy simple things: solitude, cheap sheet cake, and sunlight. I also believe that white is, in fact, a color. Bring me fresh flowers and we can be friends.

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November 15, 2011

How To: Gallery Wall

Last weekend, I finally got around to hanging up all of my white frames that I have been gathering for over a year since I moved in.

The project seemed pretty overwhelming so I had been putting it off forever.  To make it easier, I used paper (I really used an old catalog) to outline the shape and size of each frame I had and used the pieces of paper and scotch tape to lay out the frames on the wall. It was fun to play around and rearrange the shapes until I was happy with the layout.

To make sure I was nailing the frames exactly where I had laid them out on the wall, I used a marker to mark where the hook on each frame was on my paper cutout.  Once the paper was back up on the wall and in place, I nailed right through the paper and then tore it off. It was much easier than I had expected (except the actual hammering - not one of my stronger skills).

I love the outcome and it makes the ceiling feel higher because there is so much to look at!  Everything on the wall has some sort of sentimental value.  A creepy painting my grandmother made of my sister and I, an original print from my aunt when I moved first moved into my apartment, souvenirs from Monaco and Mexico, antlers from a good friend, and many more.  It really makes me happy to see so many pieces from so many people and places I've been to in my life.  

Next step is having pictures printed for the frames... That might take a while.