“I couldn’t live without something that touches my heart. No one should.” ~Donna Karan
Almost 1 1/2 years ago I created an art gallery wall in our living room, knowing I would eventually be adding to it. You can read about it here.
Mr. Cottage and I purchased this framed art from a fine art show in Sarasota, Florida a few years ago. It’s a nautical chart of Sarasota Bay and the surrounding areas and means a lot to us because we spent many winters on the islands and beaches in this area and there’s a painting in the lower left corner showing what the water and fish in this area are like. Mr. Cottage wanted this picture to be in a certain spot on our gallery wall so we could not only look at it, but read the locations.
I also had to make room for our antler…
And room for my free printable I shared with you. If you didn’t get yours, you can click here for it.
I also wanted to move this painting that’s above to a lower location on the wall, so we can see the details closeup.
So how do you go about and redo a large art gallery wall without tearing it apart? I know there’s plenty of options, but if you look at the photo above, I printed off two photos of our wall. I cut out pictures from the one, and played around with them with the other. You can see the little cut-outs on the table that I made to represent the new items I wanted to add.
I used paper from my newspaper pad to trace around my frames and taped them to the wall, playing around with the exact spot I wanted them to be in.
I had also marked the location where the nails needed to go, directly on the papers before hanging them. Once the papers were where I wanted them, I simply pounded the nails in through the paper and tore the paper off when I was finished.
This was the before
And after…I only had to patch up and paint over one small area and I was fortunate that one of the frames covered previous holes.
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