I couple of months ago there was an amazing frame sale at Michaels and I got enough frames to get me current with Zach's pictures. Oh, did I mention that the bread and butter of this gallery wall is Zach's yearly birthday photos? Anyway, that purchase just added to the pile and I was beyond frustrated.
I was told, on very good authority (yep Heather, I am talking about you) that the best thing to do was to make a paper template for each thing that would go on the wall:
Then the idea was to hang each template on the wall with painter's tape and kind of live with it to see how I liked it. This way, I could be free to move things around if there was something that I didn't care for, and not have to worry about a ton of extra holes in the wall.
Honestly, I was just hoping to get the templates cut out and on the wall....nothing more. I certainly had no idea the progress that would be made. Whereas, I do most of my projects in stages, i.e. baby steps. - when Kristi gets going on something she is an animal!!! And I mean that in the very kindest of ways....she is not messing around! We went from templates to laying everything out on the floor to hammering away in a very short amount of time. Oh, and I use the term "we" very loosely....she was on a mission and I just kind of stood back out of harm's way...lol! I am teasing of course...I cannot tell you how grateful I am for her help. What I have been fretting about for months....she knocked out in a matter of hours. Once we had everything laid out on the floor, we made a few adjustments.
|Yes, you do see Halloween prints in two of those frames...they are on my mantel through Halloween, but there are already nails ready for those frames....GO, KRISTI!!!!|
Yep, she is a ROCK STAR!!!!!
I wish that there was an exciting AFTER photo to end this post, but unfortunately it will have to wait. I have pictures to order, filler do-dads to ad and a couple of crafty things to complete. All of Zach's photos are B&W, and I am going to order color family photos to add pops of color around the wall. But trust me, I am beyond thrilled with the results so far! Kristi is an angel and without her, those frames would still be hanging out under the sofa table...dreaming of their destiny!