Last weekend, I started planning the addition to our foyer photo collage. As you saw in our last post, Photo Finish, we added a few new photos to our stairway wall leaving our two collages looking a little disconnected…
To connect our two collages, I chose three different frames from our “stock pile.” I chose one 11 x 17, one 8 x 10 and one 5 x 7 frame. Next, I made patterns of the frames using white printer paper and painter’s tape.
After I finished making the frame patterns, I started the process of arranging the photos on the wall. Of course, this proved to be more challenging than I planned because it felt a bit like I was playing Plinko on The Price is Right. (I love that game!)
Okay, I’m kidding, but that would be fun!! (Well… Until all the frames crashed to the floor, right?)
To place the patterns on the wall, I leaned over the upstairs half wall and taped the patterns down using more painter’s tape. Once I taped the pattern to the wall, I ran around the upstairs hallway to the other side where I could see the entire collage. I did this several times before I was happy with the patterns’ positions.
As you can see, I went through several arrangements before I was satisfied. After staring at the collage for awhile, I realized that I needed something at the bottom. To balance the overall collage, I took the 8 x 10 pattern and added it to the bottom right corner of the foyer wall. Perfect! Now that I’ve decided on the locations for the frames, I need to choose new photos and decide if I want to change any of the existing photos. I’ll keep you posted on my progress.
Do you like to hang photo collages in your home? If so, what is your favorite type of photos to hang… portraits, scenery, flowers, etc?
When I first moved into my home, my plan was to make a small photo collage on one of my living room walls. It has been almost a year that we have lived in our house and STILL no photo collage. You kind of sparked my interest to start one again. 🙂 I can’t wait to see how your turns out.
Believe it or not I’ve been waiting for 10 years to hang family photos in my hallway and stairwell, we have a 100 year old home we had to gut and last August we finally got the walls painted in there, I still have a lot of missing trim and stair rails and spindles etc but I think I will hang them already since it will probably be a few more years before it will be complete….. I just can’t wait any longer, Thanks
Believe it or not I have been waiting 10 years to hang family photos in my hallway/stairwell, we have a 100 year old home we had to gut.Last August we finally got the walls finished and painted, it’s still missing a lot of trim, railing, etc. but I can’t wait any longer. I intend to get this done this year! Thanks
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