I have been making a real effort to work through my nail-in-wall phobia. I have had beautiful images framed and leaning against random walls for years. Then came professional baby pictures shot by my crazy talented friend Sonja of Moonbug Photography. Once I saw those images of Baby G, I knew we had to get hangin'. Enter the gallery wall.
The idea of measuring out a gallery wall used to make me sweat. That was until I came across this easy gallery wall tutorial on Young House Love. So easy. Trace. Place. Nail. Hang. Done. There is no way to mess that up. Not even me! Well, my husband. I set up the layout and then went to the grocery store to keep myself away from the nailing. I came home and it was all done. Love my man!
I love white frame groupings. Clean, neutral and the images are the main focus. As you can see, we have one black frame around the large close up shot of the baby. Truth: we could not find an 11"x14" white frame. I bought the black frame with every intention of spray painting it white. Once we mapped out the wall, we loved that the black frame drew your eye right to our favorite picture, so we left it! Happy accident.
Images on our wall worth noting: All black & white family & baby photography by Moonbug Photography | Framed Thank You note from my Father-In-Law (somewhere Nate Berkus is smiling) | My favorite quote + empty frame for another quote | G's birth announcement by Rifle Paper Co | First footprints from hospital | Cursive V by Three Potato Four | Illustrated Letter V by Jessica Hische | Goregous letter G that I printed on kraft paper