My husband and I find ourselves traveling more and more for work, and have ended up in some pretty stunning places. Despite the film gear we have, I’m always most impressed with the photos I take on my phone and post to Instagram. I decided to take some of my favorite destination shots that I’ve posted online, and make a picture based travel wall in our office ♥♥♥
It can definitely be a pain to hang multiple frames at a time. They almost always look crooked. Hopefully my tips and tricks, will help you get the job done right the first time.
I started by printing the four photos I liked best on regular sized matte photo paper. You can use glossy if you prefer.
Then I put the photos in the same order I wanted them hung, to help visual where I’d be hanging each frame.
I made a border along the backside of the photo using double-sided tape…
…made sure the photo was centered and then sandwiched the photo between the two pieces of glass, gently pressing the glass into the taped portion of the photo to ensure a strong and stable hold.
Tip: Make sure you clean the frame glass prior to inserting photos. Dust sticks to photo paper. The cleaner the inner panes of glass are, the better.
Next I measured the wall to find a center point that I could base my frame placement on.
My wall was 13′ wide, so I made a mark on the 6.5′ measurement, at the level I wanted my first frame to hit.
I wanted my frames 7″ apart, horizontally, so I centered 7 inches of tape measure on the center mark (3.5″) and marked where I wanted the edges of my frame to hit.
Hanging the first frame was the easiest, using the marks I had made prior. For all of the frames after that I used a little trick I found online.
Using a free paint stirrer from Home Depot, I nailed the same nail I was using for the frames in one end of the wooden stirrer.
Only hammer the nail partially in. You want just a bit of the pointy end sticking out. You’ll see why.
Hang the frame on the dull end of the nail/stirrer and place the next frame in the exact position you want it.
Once in position, gently press the paint stick into the wall. This will leave a little hole/indentation that will let you know EXACTLY where to hammer in your next nail.
Next I measured 3.5″ above the bottom rows of hung frames and made my marks where the bottom of the top frames should hit.
Using the stirrer, I repeated the same method as before.
Placed the frame exactly where you wanted it (leveled with the other frames), gently pushed in the stirrer to make my mark, hammered in the nail, hung the photo and was left with four perfectly placed frames.
I love the way this turned out and I can’t wait to add even more travel photos to the wall!
Hope you enjoyed this post!