This is the photo:
There are a few things I like about it. I like the "letters" theme and the use of white mats. Also, the way the pictures are hung in columns. But, I wanted to use only letters that mean something to me, and pictures that have some significance.
I found this photo from a 2010 PB catalog:
I like this one, too. Especially the addition of the letter N. And, I like that both galleries are above pieces of furniture.
Here is the wall in my office. At one time, I had photos on the top shelf, and various objets d'art throughout the bookcase. Then I adopted Eddie, the kitten. His favorite thing to do was knock stuff off my shelves.
So, I put all my stuff in decorative boxes:
Over the last couple of years, I have purchased a few large letters. It's amazing how many times the only letter on the clearance shelves at stores was E. I took it as a sign that I was supposed to own them. Then, after I got married a year ago, I would run across a G or two (my new last initial) so I purchased those, too. I wanted to incorporate them into my gallery.
Off I went to Goodwill to buy frames. I wanted to use black, white, and gold frames and use white mats only. I did wind up painting a few of the frames, and two of the letters. For five frames (I used two I already had) I paid less than $10. Add paint and mats, and the whole project cost less than $20!
Here is my new gallery wall:
I found this G at Goodwill for $1! I just love it!
I highly recommend using the tracing method for hanging your gallery wall. Roll out paper on the floor and arrange the pictures where you want them.
Trace them and put dots where the nails need to be. Then tape the paper to the wall and hammer in the nails! Pull the paper down and start adding your pictures! Works every time!
This was an easy and inexpensive project!
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