Friday, February 3, 2012

Gallery Walls

My house has several gallery walls in it. I love art, and I love to be able to display it. My office, however, is a huge challenge . . . but we'll get to that . . .

Here are a couple gallery walls in my house currently. This one is in my bedroom, right next to the master bath (the doorway to the left.) This wall is a great place for a gallery wall space because it is framed by two doorways.


The top center and bottom right images were purchased framed from Zazzle.com, and the other three I picked up at a flea market, and framed in $6.00 frames from Dollar General.


Teh photo above is my master bath. It is a tiny bathroom, but it has high ceilings (I have them throughout most of the house), so it was a great space for a nearly floor to ceiling gallery wall. I had several chandelier themed pictures, from various places, and it was a great opportunity to design a couple more. 



I created these images and had them printed at Zazzle.com. I also purchased frames at frameusa.com.  If you are needing large frames, this is a great web site. They also have an associate company that sells custom mats. The prices are low, but there is a minimum purchase of $100.00 at frameusa.com. 

So, here is my next challenge . . . To design a gallery space in my home office. The photo below is the "before". I have switched all the images out for black ans white version. These are all client photos. However . . . see the frames leaning up against the wall on the right side of the photo? Those are more framed photos.  

Oh, and did I mention that the walls in the room go from Cathedral height on one side to nine feet on the other? Yeah, God-forbid the layout should be easy!



In all, I have:
  • Six 23.5" x 26" (largest frames currently on the wall)
  • One 24.5" x 32.5"
  • Four 16" x 21"
  • Three 17" x 13.5"
  • One 17" x 14"
  • One 12" x 15"
Plus, I have an 11" x 14" canvas, and a 12" x 18" canvas to work into the design.

I so admire people who can do layouts like this, using brown paper, to figure out what goes where before they put everything up on the wall.
via Ruby ReDesign
It is smart, and I'm sure it saves a whole lot of frustration. I know myself, unfortunately, and I'm never going to do that much pre-work. (Take that everyone who says I'm too organized! I do have limits!)

So, cross your fingers for me!

In the mean time, if you want some inspiration, check out a few of these links!

Enjoy!

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