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My Claim to Frame

30 Dec

Here is my latest design obsession… The random yet organized look of a Gallery Wall.

Not only are there are so many variations of ways to achieve this look, but this is a collectors DREAM!  And bonus!  This is a rather inexpensive DIY…. so check out some inspirational pictures below, and get hangin!!

Get it…

A great place to pick up cheap frames are yard sales or flea markets.  And don’t be turned off by the REALLY BAD art – remember, that’s removable!

Michaels or AC Moore sells these plain black plastic frames CHEAP!

Jordan Guide Design

Hint: A great way to save $$$ is to buy a frame that comes pre-matted.  Ikea has a really great line of affordable pre-matted frames called RIBBA that come in various colors, and sizes.

Pottery Barn

Go nuts with COLOR!!

The Design Slice

Don’t limit yourself to traditional photos/images…  Give the look some life by adding other wall hanging doodads.

The Simply Luxurious Life

So don’t have a free wall?  How about some empty shelves?  Wow I just love these two looks!


Pottery Barn

Have cool frames, but nothing to put in them?  No problemo!

Chris & Paige

Martha Stewart

{Helpful Hints for Hanging:}

  1. To make sure you like your collage before putting too many holes in the wall, try arranging frames on the floor first.
  2. To avoid hammering your finger (been there done that), try using a clothes pin to hold the nail in place (as seen in previous post New Uses for Old Things).
  3. If you rent, consider using adhesive picture hanging strips instead of nails.
  4. For those ‘pain in the a$$’ multiple nail frames, try this!  Get some masking or painting tape and lay a strip along the back of the frame to be hung. Poke holes in the tape to mark where you want the nails to go. Then pull off the tape and stick it to the wall and either hammer the nail through the tape, or use it as a stencil to mark where the nail should go!
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3 Responses to “My Claim to Frame”

  1. Lizzy December 29, 2010 at 3:52 pm #

    Jenny- can you set this up at my house?!?!

  2. Katie January 15, 2011 at 8:01 am #

    #4 is genius! I would have never thought of putting a piece of tape on the back of the picture to mark the hooks. This would have saved my wall so many holes. Thanks!

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