Wednesday, May 8, 2013

My Dilemma with Gallery Walls

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Now, gallery walls, my nemesis.

My only experience with a gallery wall was at my daughter's apartment,
and I have to admit that my husband had to rescue me.

Gallery Wall at My Daughter's Apartment

I have since seen some suggestions for gallery walls that appear to be random arrangements rather than perfectly centered and lined up.  I think this is the way to go.


This next arrangement may be a little too symmetrical for me.
What do you think?


This seems easier since there aren't as many frames.


I think that someone with my spacial relationship abilities could achieve this diagonal arrangement without measuring.  What do you think?

How easy would this be?

This next arrangement would involve no nail holes in the wall at all. How many mistake holes do you have hidden behind your artwork?

Suspend rope and move the pictures around as many times as you need to to get it right.
 Suspended links of chain would be even easier.

La Dolfina, via Pinterest

And for the seriously math challenged (like me) I think these next images are perfect solutions.

Just line up the bottoms of frames.  If the frames are different sizes, all the better.  Even I would be able to draw a straight line with my favorite tool, a four foot level, and line them up.  Or, just lean them on a ledge.


What about a double row.  Feeling challenged?


Same idea, love the addition of the antlers.


I know that you're supposed to lay it all out on the floor on some paper
or make patterns of your frames before putting them on the wall. Tried that.
It's easier for me to enlist someone who can read fractions on a ruler.

 I've used this quote before but couldn't help sharing again.

Help, I need some feed back about your gallery wall experiments.
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