My DIY photo feature wall project is coming along nicely!
I made good progress this past weekend and can see the final stretch ahead of me. The journey so far..
When I bought the apartment…
Just before I started the photo feature wall project, a big blank boring wall…
The current status
Planning the layout
I tested several layout options…
Until I settled on the perfect layout for my space…
For me, interior styling is a formula, so there is a correct answer to everything. Taking into account the variables (number and size of frames, size of wall, decor of the rest of the space, etc), you narrow down your options. Then comes testing and more testing until you find the RIGHT one.
After all the research I did on the best variations, I narrowed it down to the 7 best styles to display photo frames on a feature wall.
I chose a mix of The Puzzle Box and The Casual.
Building the layout
Hang one, then build around it.
I wanted to do the all calculations and drill all the holes in one go, thinking it was more efficient. But the best was to make sure a symmetrical finish, is to hang one frame, get it level, then measure the position of the adjoining frame.
Mid way through hanging the frames, I broke one! Thanks to some quick improvising (and quickly testing a few options), the result worked out better than the original.
My next steps
- Choose & install artwork – my Pinterest ART board will come in handy here
- Paint wall to remove ton of marks I made getting the layout right
My mind is still in the thick of this project and a lot of little steps still to go, so it’ll be fun to see a bird’s-eye view of project in one post, once completed.
A sneak peek of where I’m at with the photo wall at this very moment, testing out the placement of artwork…