the making of a gallery wall …

March 16, 2011

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.  

now, i just need to finish filling up all my frames.  i figure we’ll add a few of the family with our new little guy set to arrive any day now.

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 5×7 print), $4.99 each
(2)-  12 1/2″ x 16 1/2″ (mat fits 7 1/2″ x 9 1/2″) (i printed 8×10), $9.99 each
(3)-  15 3/4″ x 19 3/4″ (mat fits 11 1/2″ x 15 1/4″) (i printed a 16×12), $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!

6 thoughts on “the making of a gallery wall …

  1. Nikki

    this looks really cute. i like that you mixed prints with your pictures. we have something similar in our master bedroom. after seeing your gallery, i think i need to add a couple more frames. thanks for sharing.

  2. chris m.

    Came across your blog randomly. I love it. This is exactly what I want to do to the wall over our stairs. I like the mix of photos and graphic art. Being a graphic artist myself, I am always up for some nice art prints on display. 🙂 Keep posting.

  3. Justine @ Urban Scarlet

    this is great! i've always loved gallery walls such as this… so nice, simple, clean and you get to display your favorite photos! nice!


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