Five Steps to a Custom Gallery Wall… so easy, you could make it in your sleep!
Total Cost $30
I have seen all sorts of fun gallery walls all over town these days, and thought it was time I made my own. It’s a simple entry-level spray paint craft that is gorgeous and unique.
Step One: Go to the local thrift store and buy all sorts of mis-matched frames ($12 for 12 frames)
Step Two: Prime your frames, then spray paint. ($15 for spray paint) It took me 3 cans of spray paint. Follow basic spray painting laws. Don’t spray too close to avoid dripping. It took 3 coats to cover everything
Step Four: Come up with an arrangement that works for you. It’s all about the law of balance. Start in the middle, and work your way out and around your starting point to get a balanced feel.
Step Five: Make holes in your wall. The butcher paper actually makes hanging pictures easy peasy. Just mark on the paper where the hook is, and in theory, you won’t have any extra holes. (I ended up with one extra hole. Oops. I hate it when I end up with an extra hole.) Some people don’t fill their frames with pictures. The frame groupings alone are art. I want to fill mine with pictures…. I just need to take more pictures now!