Ever since we got rid of the short lived sectional last year,
I am been meaning to update the gallery wall above the new sofa.
I finally got around to it one day last week.
Once it was done, I kicked myself for not doing it sooner.
There were several issues I had with the old gallery wall.
This is what I did to address the issues:
I switched out four frames with new frames with mats from Target.
I added two gold oval frames I had on hand.
I condensed the entire display to work with the new smaller sofa.
I added two of these frames with oversize mats (in two different sizes).
I also added two of these simple black frames with mats.
The only two pictures I added to the gallery wall were these two.
Those cheeks, oh how I miss those chubby little cheeks!
I started the process by taking down the entire gallery wall.
I vacuumed behind the couch, filled all the nail holes and wiped down the wall.
I had intended to repaint the wall, but my paint was too old
and once I used a magic eraser, the wall looked almost as good as new.
Have I mentioned I HATE to paint?
Next, I traced all the frames onto newspaper, labeled them,
cut them out and started playing around with a new arrangement.
When I finally got everything arranged like I wanted,
I used my newspaper templates as a guide to make new nail holes,
and then replaced my newspaper templates with the frames.
I had been dreading this project for almost a year.
In total, including frame shopping, I think I spent two hours on the darn project.
Why oh why do I procrastinate so much???
I think gallery walls can be quite intimidating.
The approach I used makes the process a little less painful.
Happy to check this one off my "to do" list!
So do tell, what kind of projects are you putting off tackling?