Me Against the Wall : Round 2

If you’ve been reading this blog awhile, then you already know that I have a somewhat irrational fear of putting nail holes in walls. But I overcame that fear once –

And now it’s time for me to do it again. This time, I’m limiting the long wall in our living room to larger artwork and plan to let the collection grow with us. So I started by tracing each frame or canvas onto a piece of tissue paper so I can mock up my gallery wall.

Cute dog optional. (GPOYDT!)

When I’d traced and cut out tissue paper for all the pieces I want to hang, I used painter’s tape to play with a layout until I had one I felt ok about:

As you can see, this is a solid start to an entire gallery wall. I eventually want to cover the entire wall with art – floor to ceiling – while maintaining the 4-6 inches between each piece. The problem is that I’m pretty sure humans crave symmetry. At least, I sure do. So what do you do when you want something to look effortless (read: unsymmetrical) but it drives you crazy when its not perfect?

I’ll tell you what you do: you call your therapist.

Or if you’re like me, you let the tissue paper frames hang out on the wall a little longer before you begin to feel better about how it looks. So give me another day before I can love my gallery wall for its imperfection/actually work up the courage to put nails in the walls.

Help me out: what do you think of this layout?


P.S. Thanks to Rett Peek for my new blog photo!


3 Responses to “Me Against the Wall : Round 2”

  1. 1 jillian.mcgehee September 20, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    I like it. Now put those nails in the wall. I’ll throw away some more stuff if you do that.

  2. 2 Julie September 20, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Love it. I’ve been inspired by the impressive gallery walls over at Young House Love too. Also loving your wall color — did you only paint part way up?

    • 3 rosemaryonthetv September 21, 2011 at 6:02 pm

      Thanks! My wall is painted all the way up – that’s the ceiling you’re seeing. Wall color is Farrow & Ball’s Dix Blue.

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