Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Anddddddddddddddd........ now I'm totally screwed

The master bedroom and my office are two of the last rooms in the house to get decorated. There is a LOT of wall space in both rooms, so I scoured Pinterest for some ideas on frame groupings. After much deliberation, I put together this arrangement and asked Jon to hang it for me in our bedroom:

Frame


The plan was to do something similar in my office with dark wood frames, light blue matting, and all black and white photos. It was going to look AH-mazing.

However. Getting the frames up on the wall in that exact pattern took Jon HOURS. Now I either need to figure out Plan B for my office or suck it up and hang the frames myself instead of getting my super organized uber detailed husband to do it for me.

In the meantime that bedroom wall looks exactly perfect to me!

13 comments:

Beth said...

LOVE it! And OMG, Jon and Ed are so much alike! I say just start hanging and see what you get. LOL. Find the center of the wall (or the center of where you want to hang) and work your way out. And measure the same distance between each frame. How hard can it be??? LOL. At any rate, it looks fantastic!

Megan said...

AWESOME!!! looks so great!! I am so envious of your ample wall space! Just love it!

Erica said...

Ooh! I pinned this a while ago, perhaps it could help!

http://roost-home.blogspot.com/2010/09/another-take-on-gallery-wall.html

Beth said...

Looks fantastic! I love how you have a row for each boyl Great job!

Joanna said...

That is a gorgeous layout, and having an engineer's engineer execute it made it perfect.

It would be nice to do it again, but I don't think I'd have the heart to ask Jon to do it again. Instead, I'd probably spend three times as much time trying to figure out how to make it easy to repeat. You know, get some of the huge paper and make a template that you could tape to the wall, then, use an ice pick* to start the wholes for the nails, and...

*The ice pick trick I picked up from my grandfather, the engineer.

Mrs. V said...

Love, Love, Love. Paired with some of the canvas and stand out mounts in other parts of the house this is such a great way to show off the last 5 1/2 years.

Amy said...

I was going to suggest the paper template/ice pick idea as well, if you are using the same sized frames. Looks great!!

Carrie77 said...

You are so great at decorating your house with wonderful family photos, in such a neat way. Maybe someday I'll have time! :) Love it!

Lindsay said...

Love it! When I did my wall in the playroom, I just started in the middle. It helps to have the bottoms and tops all lined up. I blue-taped my borders. Just hang those middle two and progress out.

Lindsay said...

ALSO... I used command adhesive picture hanging strips. I didn't have to measure for nails and hanging, I just stuck them up where I wanted. SUPER EASY.

Tanika Davis said...

I love my husband, Lord knows I do, but if I'd asked him to do something like that, it would have turned out a hot, crooked, uneven mess. And, actually, it just would never have gotten done. He'd say to me at least once a week, I'm sure of it, "I'm going to do it, babe. I'll do it this weekend!" HA! Whatever. This is why the walls in my house are pretty much bare.
Looks beautiful, Laura. I love it! But, I have no idea HOW you pick from all the wonderful photos you have. It must be torturous going through them all and narrowing them down to a few you want to frame, hang and look at every single day. I don't know how you do it.

Amy L said...

It looks wonderful! I also did a template when I did a gallery wall in our hall - still took awhile, but it helped get everything hung perfectly on the first try.

Anonymous said...

I'm delurking a bit to leave this comment. (Twin boys 3 1/2 much like yours - very much their own people.) Use those 3M velcro picture hangers. Put both strips (all 4 or 8) on the frame, mark wall, peel, and stick. If you place the strips slightly in toward the center of the frame versus the very edge, you have some fudge room to re-adjust even after their up on the wall to perfect it. You just unvelcro and re-stick. I think they make these a ton easier. It's the inaccuracy of the nails that gets you.