Monday, September 24, 2012

Plotting out the hallway

I haven’t figured out the best way to show y’all the new house yet…  do the whole before ~ progress shots??  A little as we go???  Decisions.  Decisions.  Well I can’t decide but I thought I might as well share with a little project I tried. 

In the past when I’ve hung artwork, I’m a “that looks good there” kind of girl.  I don’t spend a lot of time hemming and hawing – I either like or don’t.  It’s either too high or too low.  Too left or too right.  Just put a nail in the wall and call it done.  What can I say – the opposite of procrastination.  But I will say I look at some of these awesome “gallery walls” and think maybe all this planning and plotting makes sense


a great example of a mixed collection from Abode Love


Love this concept of playing off the horizontal line from Martha Stewart


How cool to have no space at all between each frame…  Lily Rose

So I attempted the plan…

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I plotted out the size of the collage on the wall and a drop cloth.


Then placed all the pictures in the arrangement I liked.


Cut out paper for the size of each picture.


Measuring from the perimeter I placed the pieces of paper on the wall with thumbtacks where the actual nail would go.


And slowly but surely the walls were filled with photographs.


So…  the final question is… Was all that planning & plotting worth it?  For me… not so much.  I would have rather just started one and added on from there.  It’s a lot of steps.  I do like to plot out on the floor how things will layout but all that paper cutting and measuring just isn’t for me. 

At least one project done!  Only 124 left to go.


  1. Love it! It looks awesome. We are thinking of doing something different up the stairs on the wall... which is open to the great room. Thanks for the ideas... can't wait to see more pics!

  2. it looks great. i would've laid them out but skipped cutting the paper :)

  3. Katy, I need you to come consult with me on my home, seriously!! I love this, and love the idea of plotting it out. Thanks for sharing.


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