I had an empty wall in my family room and decided that a frame wall was exactly what I needed!
Measure your space. Using the back of wrapping paper or light brown paper, cut out a template the same size as the area. Make sure whatever you use is thin and is easy to tear.
Put the frames, accessories and any special items you would like to hang into one pile so you can easily change and play with the layout.
For this wall, I purchased $20 worth of frames from Goodwill, and decided to spray paint the frames two different shades of white. Before I prepped the frames for painting, I took a pencil and drew a border around each frame, making a mark for the placement of the nail. At this point it is very important to take a picture of your layout so you can refer back to the original idea. Depending on the size of your space and the similarity of your frame sizes it's not difficult to confuse yourself!
I spray painted my shelf ($2.99 from Goodwill) and my frames.
Next I hung the paper on the wall, centering and leveling as I went. I hammered the nails into the points that I had marked on the paper. I know it's hard to see, but these show the pencil marks and layout.
Once the nails were hammered into the wall, I tore off the paper, and referred back to my picture. Hanging the frames is the fun part and so easy with the placement already finished. As you can see I don't have pictures in all of the frames yet, but it's all about baby steps right? Let me know how your frame wall goes, and please, share the pictures with me! Nikki@ProjectPhxHome.com