Recently, we added crown molding to our home. What a different a little crown molding makes! I love it! I can’t believe the difference. Since we had the prints, paintings, and photos all down, we decided to rearrange the photos by groups like, Iris photos (my favorite flower), faith photos (didn’t realize I had so many all at my home), and family photos (we are avid photo takers in our home so there were many to choose from).
We started by organizing the prints and artwork by size. Small 8x 10, 4×6, 5×7 size photo frames, then, by horizontal frames and by vertical frames. Soon we had all the prints/photos together from the entire house all in one place, my bedroom. I also pulled prints/photos that we had stored away because we didn’t have a place for them, as well as, accessories like words, stencils, plates, prayers, etc…
We began sorting the photos on our bed to see what worked best together. We started with the largest print and added smaller photos around it. This took some time, about a few hours to go through 50 photos and prints. After we did this, we took a cellphone photo of each arrangement. It helped us see it from a different view and showed us what worked and didn’t work. I had a blast doing this, my husband, didn’t care either way but he was a trooper and helped out anyway.
Here is a photo of how I laid out the living room wall. One of the many walls I rearranged. Photos to come in the next blog post. I read somewhere, putting up sheets of paper the size of each print helps you figure out the placement, so that is what I did.
Then, I measured the spacing so that the light was shining on the prints. Since we had 4 lights, the two in the center were adjusted toward each other. Though we didn’t realize it at the time, but the two lights created a heart shape light on the wall, cool ha. =) I spaced out the papers so that it would fill up the wall.
Then, I started with the middle photo. It helped to move the sofa away from the wall so I could use a short ladder.
I added the other larger photos/prints and then created a space for the smaller word phrases. I measured the space between each word block and each print to make sure that everything measured the same distance apart.
Then, I went to lunch. =) This took about 1.5 hours to do by myself. It would have taken less time if I had help because I had to hang a print up and then, walk about 10 feet away from the prints so I could see the big picture and how they look with each other.
This is the final wall. I love it! I think I am going to add something else to create depth soon. I will post the photo of the change soon. I hope your photo arrangement project goes well.