Friday, April 15, 2011

Hangin’ Tough

See this wall?
Yeah, that one. That big, tall blank one with the random shelf/ledge at the top? Well that bad boy has been giving me the evil eye since I moved in.
Yes, that was over 2 years ago but I have been afraid to commit to something.. Until now. I decided a simple gallery wall would look great. Enter: Family Dollar. They have picture frames there on the cheap with only one design flaw (more on that later).
I picked up 10 frames that were around $5 each. Not bad for an 11x14 size. Anyways, I knew the brown color wasn’t staying but wasn’t sure if I wanted to paint them white or something that would inject some color when people enter the house. Enter: Lowes. I picked up 2 cans of spray paint in glossy Mediterranean. 
And the rest was history. Well, kind of. I used a laser level figuring it would be the easiest and most accurate way. I took my time measuring to space them out being very meticulous. Hung the frames up and they were completely off. After about an hour of checking my work, complaining to my mom, and being completely confused, I took all the frames off and discovered this.
The hangers were off by quite a significant amount! Some were even put on crooked. I should have realized this sooner but I didn’t. So I measured specifically for each frame and wound up with this.
And here’s a view from entering the garage.
Now to fill the frames. My biggest downfall. I’m imaging either all black and white photo’s or maybe some graphic fabric. Do you like? I’ll be sure to update you the second I fill these bad boys!
PS. I've linked up to (and accidentally put my own name instead of a description name. Doh!):

and to Centsational Girl


  1. They look fantastic & I LOVE the color!

  2. I love the grouping of frames! I think black and white OR fabric will work!

    I have a weekly linky party called Terrific Under Ten Tuesdays. It's for projects made for $10 or less. I would love for you to link up sometime!

  3. Thank you!

    Awesome, I'll check it out!

  4. I LOVE!!! I too have a long, blah wall that mocks me every time I walk into my house. It's driving me crazy!! You did a fantastic job and on such a great budget! I was looking at frames at Target, and Wal Mart and was choking over howmuch it would cost to fill my wall. Forget it! BUt, now after seeing your design I might be able to swing something! I say you could always do black and white photographs for a while and then when you get bored change it to bright fabric orrrrr do both...some black and whites and some fabric! Awesome! HAve fun;0

  5. Thanks so much!! Can't beat $5 dollar frames!