After we moved in and un-packed, I had piles of frames that needed to find a place on a wall or go bye-bye. So I made my best effort to pick different walls for the different groupings of pictures. Unfortunately, I did not get it right on the first go around … but putting it up right away did help me figure out what I really wanted. And really, patching paint holes is not the worst thing.
First, I put it up on the wall behind the kitchen, but almost instantly, I hated it there. And I hated the too-square shape I made. It seemed to draw out all the worst vibes for the room. (I already moved the gold-frame grid before I took this picture, but it was on the blank wall and future home of the new collage.)
And on the other wall in the living room, we initially put the gold frame grid, but like the other collage, I knew almost instantly that I didn’t like it. Still, I lived with it for about a month while I sorted it out in my brain. The piles of frames were off of my floor, so I could wait a minute without urgency.
I eventually realized I wanted the gold frames in the kitchen and the collage wall where it had been, which had a domino effect of moving several other walls around. Blah, blah, blah … trust me, it was a whole cascade of moving things around. So many walls all over the house switched wall art around.
You may recognize this gold-frame grid from the dining room of our last house. Sorry I don’t have a better picture of the gold-frame grid in it’s newest place. I just haven’t taken the picture during daylight hours. (May is crazy!) I took the following picture for my mom, so she could see the new placement, but it isn’t the best quality. I made sure to pan out to include the puppy. I love this baby.
I felt terrible asking Matt to hang all of these things twice, so I hung everything on this collage I could reach with a stool while he was at work, so he only needed to help me with the top row. He still did a majority of the hanging on other walls, bless his heart.
Here it is in progress …
Here it is completed – I happen to love the new look!!! The asymmetry makes me so happy.
I honestly don’t regret any of the crazy moving everything around, because it all led me to a place I am glad to be. It’s weird how being happy with what is on my walls makes me feel more content in my home … wait, I guess typing that out loud made me realize that doesn’t sound crazy at all. Take that universe, maybe I’m NOT crazy. So I just hung almost every single thing in my house twice, sometimes three times. No big.
From my home to yours,
On a side note … sometimes Cookie sits in really weird positions. Silly doodle-bug.
We’re big fans of those command hooks that are a metal plate with a nail on it, basically. All of my canvases and frames are hung up with them. No holes in the house, totally moveable. You just have to have lots of extra command strips to put them up on the wall if you move them more than once. 🙂
It also helps when we *think* everything is level, centered, even, or whatever, and then it bugs me to look at it because it’s slightly off and we have to move it again.
We still have to anchor furniture with holes in the wall, but that’s a lot fewer holes, so it makes me happy.
About half the stuff is put up with command hooks, but I’ve stopped using them for heavy things. I’ve had a few precious things fall off the wall and get damaged, so I’m careful now with what I’ll use them for. But, I still love them and use them all over if I think it will work out!