I have seen lots of different gallery walls all over the internet and really like the way they look. And I had a perfect spot to put one - my front hallway was a big blank slate to work with. It took me awhile to figure out exactly what I wanted to do, but I decided on this and up it went a few months ago.
Bon Temps Beignet. She posted pictures of her new gallery wall and also included an inspiration photo from the Martha Stewart website. I just love how it is streamlined (the separation of the top and bottom), but you can still randomly put frames above or below that middle "line" and it still looks organized. I decided that this is the type of gallery wall I wanted to do and I also wanted to add other items, not just frames, to the wall. So, I went to Ikea and bought more frames and they sat there on the table. And sat. And sat. But, about a week ago, I found something at Joann that I thought be a perfect addition to my gallery wall and that was all the motivation I needed to get it done and get those frames off the table!
My dad bought me a laser level awhile ago (thanks, dad!), which I knew would come in handy for this project and it sure did. So, before I took the pictures down, I set up the level, so I would have an idea of where I wanted the line to be.
I like that I can add to it later - on the top, bottom, or the sides. Now I just have to find and order more pictures to go in the frames, but the hard part is now done. I just love how it turned out!