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Gallery Wall Tips & Tutorials

Let's see, first I purchased the frames in 1 fowl {fowl or foul? I can never tell} swoop, from Ikea. They're mostly the famous Ribba with a few dark brown Fjallsta frames thrown in for contrast. Total, they cost less than $80.
Planning the layout was rather arduous. First, I had to lay out all the frames on the sales floor at Ikea. Couldn't really tell which ones would work so I convinced my handsome husband we "needed them all".
I used the butcher paper you get free from Ikea -you know, the paper they let you take to protect your breakables? Yeah? So I used that stuff to cut out out squares correlating with the frame sizes. Once I'm all hung up, I use a level and some mounting putty to make sure none of the frames will shift when people walk by or if when you dust, hee, hee. Mounting putty is like 2 bucks, a little goes a long way, and it's reusable.
Most of my "art" are DIY projects, so make sure to check out any tutorials that interest you.

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  • Elyse
    Elyse Citrus Heights, CA
    on Mar 10, 2014

    it's actually "one fell swoop"

  • Rebecca E. Parsons
    Rebecca E. Parsons Fernandina Beach, FL
    on Mar 10, 2014

    love it...I needed it with my new house.

  • Pat
    Pat Fenton, MI
    on Mar 11, 2014

    A lot of hard work, but it looks great.

  • Kimberly Schoffler Boynes
    Kimberly Schoffler Boynes Pittsburgh, PA
    on Mar 11, 2014

    nice looking

  • Judy
    Judy Gresham, OR
    on Mar 11, 2014

    It' classy and clean, up-to-date. very nicely placed and for the price who would imagine you could get this milage out of that nice big wall. Terrific job. You've got a great eye!!!

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