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Today, we Hung a gallery in my freshly painted foyer hall, got my inspiration from EthanAllen.ca. I hang artwork all day, everyday but usually one or two singular pieces here and there, nothing as elaborate as my new feature wall. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing super extraordinary about what I did but it does take time, patience and the right tools to make it perfect.
First we ( we=my son Ethan ( who which I actually wanted to give him the middle name Allen, true story) and I) checked that all the mounting brackets on the back of each frame was roughly in the same spot, we hung a group of 8.
Then we measured and taped out where the new console cabinet ( still on order ) would go in respect to the floor vent and center with the overhead light.
Oh no!! challenge...the floor vent! Who put that there? Ok whatever, slight oversight, we reworked the “Center” and began to hang the first print. I thought I could use that handy dandy quick picture hanger, you know that yellow thing you see on FB - yah🤔, didn"t work, not for this project. Maybe for two pictures stacked or even three in a row but it was slightly ( totally) inaccurate.
Back to the drawing board. Wait! Ethan had made a good suggestion earlier, wish I would have listened in the first place before I tried to cut corners and put a million holes in the wall. Chalk Line! Yep, easy solution and very handy tool. I'm going to admit that I have never used a chalk line before to hang pictures but wow, this was easy. We made a grid and measured where the nails would go. I used a 2" gap horizontally and a 1.5" gap vertically. The result was perfect! Can't wait to see it altogether with the new cabinet.
Thx Eth! You taught an old dog, an old trick...but new to me;)