I marked a line down the center of the wall with 2 inch blue painter's tape.
|See? Told ya. Big giant blank wall.|
I bought frames ranging from 3x5 to 11x14 all at the dollar store or Walmart. The most I spent on a frame was $5, which was the 11x14 size. The majority of the frames were 95 cents to 1 dollar. I decided it would be easiest just to take the inserts of the frames and arrange them around the line. I knew it wouldn't account for the frame itself, but I was willing to be a little off around the edges. I spaced them to where I thought the edge of the frame would be. This way I could see if I had enough of each size. My husband said he liked the way it looked like this and I should keep it this way. Ha.
Next, I hung the frames with this special picture hanging tape stuff. Let me tell you - SO much easier than putting a million holes in this wall! And I tested these things - they really do come off the wall without taking the paint or drywall.
Finally, I took the blue tape off and it looked perfect!
All of the pictures I used are in black and white, which took me a while to do in Photoshop on my computer. The prints of all the photos were actually more expensive than the frames. Overall, I believe this project took about $70-80 to complete. Pretty awesome, if I don't say so myself! It wasn't too time consuming, although it definitely took a few hours to do over the course of a couple of days. I am thrilled with the way it looks and people who have come over have loved the way it looks, too!
And since this is pinterest-related, I'm linking this up with my blog pal turned IRL friend, Michelle, today!