hanging out

when we moved into our current place, this big ole wall behind the couch was troublesome...

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we plopped two large pieces of art on it and called it a day.  borrriiiing!  over time i realized that, as big as they were, they still didn't fill the space well, and they were oddly spaced.  it bugged me.  something had to be done. 

so i referred back to an old post by younghouselove about a great way to figure out an arrangement for several pieces of framed art.  enter scrap paper, tape, hammer, and nails.  

first i tried several configurations of all the art i wanted to hang...on the floor.  until i got one i liked:

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then i taped paper together to make patterns the size of each frame.  and, marked the place on the paper that coincided with where the nails go.  at that point, i hung my patterns on the wall in my asymmetrical collage. 

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next, i nailed straight through the paper on my nail mark...well almost  on my nail mark.  whoops!

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and then i ripped off the paper, and hung my frames.  and voila!  so much more interesting and right for that vast wall than just the original two.   

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do you have any cool picture hanging techniques?   

read more about my LA decor obsession HERE.  the above art is (clockwise from left): thrifted LAX print, honeymoon snapshot, Rifle Paper Co. LA print, and 2 of our wedding photos by the image is found (they're amazing!)

Posted on June 13, 2013 and filed under home, pretty, style.