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Gallery Walls

Like many people I have children and grandchildren that I want to display. Today I am working on something I have been working on in my head for a while. I have two children and 8 grandchildren though one of them lives a long way away and another is so new I haven't met her yet. For the ones I do have in my life I want to build a photo wall much like the art wall I have.

I am thinking the art wall may need an overhaul as well but it suits me for now. Anyway, I have been looking at the wall and at the frames I have and trying to figure out how to blend them into a nice design.

I have about 12 frames of those only seven look like each other except for the sizes the others are the ones with room for multiple small photos and one large single. The wall I have in mind for them is the largest wall in the unit so I have plenty of room or will once I rearrange some of the furniture.

The issues are: one - To find a layout that looks good using what I have; two - to figure out which photos and in what sizes I'm going to need; three - clearing the area in front of the wall so I can have actual access to the space in question; four - deciding rather I'm going to use nails or some other method to hang them; five - getting the photos printed and placed in the frames; and six - actually doing the hanging.

When I began to think about this I was just going to hang the helter-skelter and hope they would look good. I knew I wanted multiple photos in the frames because I have a little over forty years of history to display on that wall unless I include my birth family then we are talking over 55 years or more depending on how far I want to go back.

I planned to do at least 22 years which is how long my oldest grandchild has been here. Also surprising enough how long the professor has been in my life. As you can see there are a number of different ways frames can be displayed I just need to find a configuration that works with the frames I have.

Have you anything like this? If so I'd love to hear from you.


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