Big day! Â The wall collage is finally complete – or at least until I get an urge to tweak and move around frames. Â This project has been in the works for many months. Â I didn’t rush finding art because I wanted each piece to make me feel happy and inspired — now looking at my collection it is clear that I am looking to be inspired to travel (lots of maps!).
Framing was my least favorite part of this project- I knew framing was expensive so Â I attempted to frame a few items on my own… this side project didn’t go as well as I hope so I invested in the professionals. Â It is worth the money- a good frame and matte can drastically change a picture.
Once my collection of art was framed and ready for hanging I measured the dimensions of each piece and the wall my collage was going to hang on. Â I then I turned to photoshop to play around with different placements. Â I went through several mock-ups before landing where the collage is today. Â When playing around with the placement I found myself attracted to diagonal lines vs lining up the edges of frames. Â I also tried to place theÂ art with small details near the bottom so it would not get lost up high.
When it came to hanging, I placed the large frames first and tried to get something up in each corner. Â This helped me Â see the entire wall from the beginning. Â To hang the pictures I used thisÂ 50 Piece Assorted Picture Hook Kit, a hammer, a leveler, and a stud finder (for the large pictures). Â If you are new to hanging pictures I recommend checking out this video: Hang Pictures on a Wall. Â Â And don’t worry about mistakes! Â Nothing a little spakle and drops of paint cant fix.
Hopefully this corner of the collage will inspire Greg and I to travel lots.
I am in love with the giraffe print from the Animal Print ShopÂ — it is hard to not want every picture from the shop. Right now I am dangerously close to purchasing the American Buffalo print.
Greg and I are both originally from Cleveland so it’s not a home without some Ohio love.
psst. Â you can see more of our home in a new series I added to the blog: Our Home