here's a few in action shots of how we (meaning my good sport husband) put up gallery photo wall we recently put up at our house.
here's a breakdown of the frames we used and the process:
we decided on how we wanted the frames layed out, and we spaced them about three inches apart. as you can see from the pictures, we started by hanging the largest frame that would be in the center first, and worked our way from there. it wasn't too hard, because a lot of the frames lined up at the top and bottom with the one next to it, so we just had to measure out three inches. i'm sure there is an easier way to do this, but it ended up not being too bad.
we used all ikea ribba frames: (listed from small to large, 9 frames total)
the only thing i don't like about ikea frames, is the sizes can be a little weird since they are from europe. but, we just made it work.
here's a breakdown of the frames you need:
(3)- 9" x 11" (mat fits 5x7 print), $4.99 each
(2)- 12 1/2" x 16 1/2" (mat fits 7 1/2" x 9 1/2") (i printed 8x10), $9.99 each
(3)- 15 3/4" x 19 3/4" (mat fits 11 1/2" x 15 1/4") (i printed a 16x12), $14.99 each
(1)- 19 3/4" x 27 1/2" (mat fits 15 1/4 x 19 3/4"), $19.99
total price for frames, about $100.00, not too bad!